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Grenpara

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Hey Guys & Gals,

 

I have a weird question about google Chrome and websites I visit.

When I go to some sites the web address has a weird text after it.

For example if I go to Aliexpress.com   the web address that shows when I go there is "www.aliexpress.com/?spm=a2g0o.order_detail.0.0.1d14f19cQXtcnJ"

The part after main address changes but always starts with "?spm="  and then all kinds of different info.

I have reset chrome, cleared cache, cleared temp files in %temp%  and then added protection back to browser MAlwareguard, AdBlockPlus and Bitdefender shows up on its own.

I ran Malwarebytes and system is clean, ran ADWCleaner and only thing shown is 5 items I must keep as PUP's.

 

So my question is does the extra info mean I have malware or some other adware?

 

Thanks

Gren

 

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1 hour ago, Grenpara said:

I have a weird question about google Chrome and websites I visit.

When I go to some sites the web address has a weird text after it.

For example if I go to Aliexpress.com   the web address that shows when I go there is "www.aliexpress.com/?spm=a2g0o.order_detail.0.0.1d14f19cQXtcnJ"

The part after main address changes but always starts with "?spm="  and then all kinds of different info.

That is normal

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?spm=

Represents a variable being passed to the web site.  The "?" (question mark) is the delimiter and "spm" is the variable and is being assigned by the "=" (equal sign) by the value to the right of the equal sign, "a2g0o.order_detail.0.0.1d14f19cQXtcnJ"

What "a2g0o.order_detail.0.0.1d14f19cQXtcnJ" represents is not clear but could be from the Browser or more likely a cookie or based upon a referring web site.

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