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I was looking through my session logs and I see that Snapchat shows up. I don't use Snapchat. Never have. It's not a website I've ever even visited. The host for the session is the computer I'm on now, which I know as never been used by anyone but me. Nothing else looks unusual, other than this. Just wondering 1) how this might have happened and 2) should I be concerned?

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  • Snapshat content might be embedded into websites, so you don't need to actively visit the site in order for it to show up in the logs. This is similar to Facebook, Youtube, Tiktok, ... Commented May 13 at 4:05
  • This is also easy to look up. I googled "snapchat tr6" and got other people explaining it. This isn't a security question. This is a "I don't know what I'm seeing" question.
    – schroeder
    Commented May 13 at 8:29

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The most likely way that snapchat shows up is, that some page you visited contains content from snapchat, e.g. https://www.snapchat.com/spotlight/W7_some_randow_characters.

Note that if you use a simple Windows system, you will also get a long list of sites you never knew you visited.

Whether or not you should be concerned is your own judgement. In general, snapchat is mostly harmless.

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  • I see. "tr". Tracker. I didn't realize Snapchat had an ad platform. But, of course they do. They all do. Ugh. Everything else on my sessions made total sense. But I saw it was an application and thought it was somehow installed on my computer, which most definitely would've been a security issue. Commented May 14 at 1:53
  • Editors, if this is "off-topic" then please be helpful and suggest a better forum. I searched and this was the best place that I could find. Stop thinking everyone who posts a question is necessarily an expert in the topic or for SE. Commented May 19 at 1:56

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