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Hi,

My friend noticed a strange url in the history when logged into yahoo.

http://217.12.8.115/uk.f265.mail.yahoo.com/ya/securedownload?mid=1_30777

.... then it goes on with loads of.

It looks pretty suspect to me, but she claims she never clicked on any dodgy emails at the time the history item appeared.

I'm not great at networky stuff, but when I looked this IP address up it seemed to be a valid yahoo server, although I don't really know what I'm looking for.

Can anyone shed any light on this for me?

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Hello and Welcome to Malwarebytes,

Not really sure but probably best to have someone help scan the system to look for malware.

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Yes it is a Yahoo server in the UK. Typically nothing wrong with long URLs as they are often used as a means to obfuscate where a link or file really came from.

IP address: 217.12.8.115

Host name: attach.mail.vip.ukl.yahoo.com

217.12.8.115 is from United Kingdom(UK) in region Western Europe

I really am cr*p at newtwork stuff, so presumably so long as the last bit of the URL is a yahoo domain (yahoo.com) it must a valid URL? I guess this means there is no point in getting the PC looked at?

Incidentally, what site did you use to look up that IP address?

Thanks

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I would probably at least make sure the local installation of Anti-Virus is up to date and scan the system to make sure nothing is found. Install, update, quick scan with MBAM as well just to make sure.

There are many sites for checking where a site is from.

Here is one of many out there: http://centralops.net/co/

Thanks

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I would probably at least make sure the local installation of Anti-Virus is up to date and scan the system to make sure nothing is found. Install, update, quick scan with MBAM as well just to make sure.

There are many sites for checking where a site is from.

Here is one of many out there: http://centralops.net/co/

Thanks

I've been scanning with MBAM and AVG 2012 and spybot loads and it seems alright. Just got a bit jumpy when I saw a random IP address in the history. Thanks for your help.

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