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Kayleerenea95

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Hi! Something strange happened on my Mac lately. It’s old and used to be years ago a shared computer with my little brother, so who knows what kinds of viruses came from his browsing back in the day.

I stopped using the primary user account on the computer because of the virus issues, but randomly logged in the other day. There was a google chrome incognito window wide open to a page on pornhub. Is it possible for someone to have accessed my computer and opened this window? A friend suggested that possibility but it sounded impossible to me.

I was shocked to say the least, but I’m trying to figure out if maybe the last person who used my computer had something up or if this really is possible for someone to have done.
 
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Kayleerenea95

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Note: this was NOT a pop up or an ad. It was a window with a toolbar and bookmarks and everything, in incognito mode.

Also, I don’t need help fixing it as much as I do need help figuring out if this is possible.
 

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Mac's have an option to open previously used programs, so if the last thing that was used was a browser and that site was being viewed then that may open up when you log back in. A hacker or remote user would unlikely waste their time to hack your computer to view an adult site.
 

Kayleerenea95

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Thank you for your answer, Triple6. As I am the only user of this computer and have been for a while, it’s still odd to me that this happened. Are you telling me it’s not possible or not likely?

Also, IF someone was accessing a computer remotely, what (if anything) would/could keep them from also using a guest account rather than the disk admin user account only?
 

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But in your first post you mentioned it was a shared computer used by your little brother and that you haven't used that profile in a very long time.

Anything is possibly, but based on the information it's very unlikely and in general unrealistic.

If they are randomly remoteing accessing another profile on your computer then they would require some kind of admin/root access and if they could browse adult sites then they could do whatever you like.

Do you really think someone bothered to hack your computer to view adult sites through your computer rather then just viewing them on their own computer? That makes no sense at all. Or is it more plausible that your little brother, like most male's, looked at some adult website in the past?
 

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Or some bloatware...
Did you open some websites giving cracked/patched software?
Pressing their download link can open this type of sites.

Try to delete the temporary internet files.
 

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Bloatware doesn't open adult websites. Malware might but not likely to an established adult website like PornHub, that'd make the news and they would get sued.
 
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