My computer is searching for porn on google WHILE I SLEEP!

Apple Macbook 13.3" notebook - core 2 du...
March 28, 2012 at 15:30:48
Specs: Macintosh , 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo/ 2 GB 1067 MHZ DDR3
Hi all. I recently looked at my Google Chrome web history and noticed my computer is visiting websites while I sleep. The searches/web visits occur nearly every night between 1:30-4:00am and the searches are either related to pornography ("hustlermilf", "russianporntube", "fisting") or learning to read german ("german study").

A few technical things:
1. I live alone so no one else could be using my computer.
2. I do not sleep walk or sleep porn, I promise.
3. I use Google 2-step verification and therefore know when someone tries to log onto my account from any other location since I receive a text code to verify my identity. I have NOT ever received this code and therefore do not suspect someone logging into my account from somewhere else.
4. I use a MacBook running Mac OSX 10.5.8
5. I use symantec antivirus with current definitions. I ran a full search today and it found 0 viruses.

I'm having no other problems with my computer and did not suspect any issues until scanning my web history. I know little about viruses but maybe someone here has an idea?
Regardless, thanks for reading through all this.


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#1
March 28, 2012 at 15:51:23
Why don't you turn it off when you are not using it?

Personally, I'd reload the entire deal from OEM media. Then start using as many best practices as you can to avoid this.

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#2
April 15, 2012 at 10:25:56
Anyone else getting up in the middle of the night and using it?
If not I suppose someone might be using it to "click" on advertising so they get money, or as part of the macintosh botnet. :)


however with a bit of research this might be a good read:
http://www.neowin.net/news/doctor-w...
http://news.drweb.com/show/?i=2341

I would recommend running dr. web light http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dr.w...

mike


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