Hacked laptop?

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gzcollins

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The other day I was checking through my laptop history and found several websites that I never visited, most of them along the lines of the NSCC website (a Nashville community college I have never been to nor applied) and loan websites for that college that I never used. I did go to Belmont, a university in Nashville, last semester so it doesn't seem like a coincidence. Weirdest of all, there was a link to a microsoft email that contained my name; I only have gmail accounts and one hotmail account from when I was in middle school so it didn't make sense to see one from microsoft. There was an email address and password already saved on my computer and when I logged into it, all of the names on the site were Indian and it had emails about NSCC and loans. Something unrelated but similar was happening to my iPhone; all of my contacts were suddenly deleted and replaced with strange names I didn't put in or recognize and were set up with phone numbers with the Nashville/Tennessee area code. I only had one number previously saved with a Tennessee area code so I'm not sure where it was getting all these contacts. For reference, my laptop is a Dell; I have never lost it or left it at school, and almost all of the unknown searches took place around 9-10 pm when I am no longer at school. I have attached some screenshots of the history.
 

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You probably haven't been hacked, but what has probably happened is that you logged in to google /gmail on another computer, possibly at school.
When you log into google it automatically syncs all your history on any computer you log in on. If you don't log out, then the next user has access to your google account.
That is the most likely scenario
 

gzcollins

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You probably haven't been hacked, but what has probably happened is that you logged in to google /gmail on another computer, possibly at school.
When you log into google it automatically syncs all your history on any computer you log in on. If you don't log out, then the next user has access to your google account.
That is the most likely scenario
My school library, the only place at school I’ve logged in to computers, closes at 8 pm and all of the searches take place 9 pm or after so I don’t know if that would add up.
 
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