HM Websites showing up in my mobile internet activity that I haven't gone to

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Hello,  I was recently asked by my accountability partner about websites that were flagged as Highly Mature sites that were visited on my iPhone, the problem is that I never went to those websites and I'm really concerned about how they got there.  I don't know if someone hacked my phone and tried going to those sites or not.  I've been porn free since the end of December and I want to stay that way, so I'm not sure how they showed up. The only people that have access and know the passcode to my phone are me and my wife.  If anyone can shed some light on this, please feel free.
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Brian Beber

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Steel

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Check with your AP (accountability partner) about what the sites were, and consider something like an adblocker, depending on what device the sites were detected as coming from. Some sites can contain advertisements or other malicious links that automatically sub-load sites within the main site, and you may or may not see them.

Also, tracking time of day these were detected may help. If there is a time-of-day discrepancy with your usual usage hours, try some time limitations and see if it goes away.

If time-based search doesn't work and adblocker doesn't work, try not using your device(s) for a day or two and see if the hits still come. Literally power off each device in an effort to track down which device it might be, and then remove apps / programs until you stop getting hits.

Essentially, play Sherlock Holmes on yourself (and your phone).
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I did check with him on what they were and they pretty much were porn sites, I think he said that they were ads but i can't even think of what website those ads would have been on.  The first time this happened I was at a rest stop on a highway going to Chicago, then the second time I think I was home but was out of time with my wife earlier in the day.
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I had an issue with some apps running background urls and it was being flagged for Highly Mature. Fortunately enough it was showing it as Pinterest and once I deleted the app, it stopped. I would see if there is a url showing in the reports and delete those apps. If there isn't one showing, follow Steel's advise and shut down a devise at a time to figure it out and then go from there. 
Best of luck!