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why is nytimes.map.fastly.net accessing my computer

Using FreeMeter (shows web traffic in a real time graph) I noticed a stream of data being sent from my computer. I had not sent any data anywhere. I accessed my modem Web… (read more)

Using FreeMeter (shows web traffic in a real time graph) I noticed a stream of data being sent from my computer. I had not sent any data anywhere. I accessed my modem Web Activity Log to see who was doing what.

While trying to track down that problem, I noticed that nytimes.map.fastly.net (just for example) is sending data to my computer. I looked at my cookies and there are none present for that site. I have probably looked at the nytimes site occasionally, but not in weeks.

But in looking at the web activity I noticed numerous sites sending data that I am not requesting. I only use FireFox for browsing, but I am guilty of using Google for my email and search engine.

Where do I start to track down problems like this? What do you need from me to dig into this? Windows 7 Pro, AVAST free antivirus, Malware occasionally.

Thanks, Fred

Asked by Fred 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago