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Posted By: PatCon

Here's something I find creepy, though more knowlegable people will understand it, no doubt: When I leave a website I sometimes get a full screen pop-up advertising a German internet provider. All the text is in German. How do "they" know my wife is German? Creepy, or not?



Posted By: AskCy

probably got some adware on the computer from a german website she has visited ! run a full spyware/malware/adware scan (update before running the scan) programs that are pretty good for this are - Superantispyware http://www.superantispyware.com/ Spybot http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html Ad-Aware http://www.lavasoft.com/

Posted By: PatCon

Many thanks, Steve. Simple as that, eh? I already scan with Spybot and Malwarebytes regularly, but the same adware seems to show up each time. Not a big problem, I thought someone knew too much about us, that's all.

Posted By: Kwacka

Also 'cookies' - bits of information many sites leave on your computer.

Posted By: journo

Or you may have used a German proxy IP provider

Posted By: J001

i think cyta lease an international network line, from a german provider, so its just coincidence your wife is german.


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