AVENUE,A INC

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by budda, Apr 28, 2004.

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  1. budda

    budda Registered Member

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    Every time i start i e i get this message from spybot s+d saying you are trying to download AVENUE,A INC. this is a known threat do you wish to block it , i click yes and it appears again each time i open another page .HELP
     
  2. sig

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    Just off the top of my head I'd say it's likely an Avenue A cookie and that would account for why you see it so often. Why not block 3rd party cookies in your browser if you can and see if that helps. I think you can also set Spybot Immunize to silently block it rather than asking you every time.
     
  3. Nick

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    Try the following:

    Advertising.com and Avenue A are tracking cookies that are targeted by Spybot. Spybot is alerting you to the fact that it is trying to download itself on to your computer and giving you the option to accept it or not. Unless you wan't to be given the option to accept it, open Spybot, go to the Immunize page and in the "permanently running bad download blocker for IE" section click the dropdown arrow and choose "block all bad pages silently". That way Spybot will protect you from such 3rd party tracking cookies without pestering you with the popup. It will just do it - silently.



    http://forums.tomcoyote.com/index.php?showtopic=5664&view=findpost&p=28524
     
  4. budda

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    Thanks Sig and Nick thats sorted it out :D
     
  5. micg369

    micg369 Registered Member

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    PLEASE VISIT THIS WEB LINK http://www.avenuea.com/news/releases/20000404.asp
    READ BETWEEN THE LINES OF THE BUSINESS DOUBLE TALK AND SEE WHAT YOU THINK.
    When you see the true picture it's a WHOLE lot bigger then a web surfing annoyance that can be patched, fixed, or bypassed! These people work WITH and FOR companies like DELL, GATEWAY, MICROSOFT, MSN, HOTMAIL, MAIL.COM, CBS SPORTSLINE, and God knows who else, to enter into YOUR computer by way of cookies and gain who knows what information from within your system, and then TRACK your EVERY internet move and transaction. They then put you on lists based on what you look at or buy on the web and sell these lists to businesses that will target you for online ads, popup ads, and SPAM.
    Not only do these SPY programs slow down, and cause problems on your system, they are a CLEAR INVASION OF YOUR PRIVACY!!! Sure, You can choose to block the cookies, but then you will most likely be blocked from certain pages on the internet (and the more they are allowed to get away with this you can be sure the number of blocked pages will grow steadily), and some of these pages may be ones your paying for. I have several Fantasy Baseball teams on CBS SPORTSLINE, I pay to play in those leagues, I had no problem getting around their site getting information about MY teams until I blocked the Ave. A cookie. So I must decide, should I allow them to snoop around on my computer and spy on me or say "HELL NO!" , block the cookie and not be allowed to effectively manage my teams?
    What about the millions of people out there who do not have SPY detecting software installed and don't have a clue what's going on? This company is proudly listed on Wall Street! Can you imagine what REALLY BAD people can do with the information they're STEALING?
    I just had to voice this somewhere. It might not be news to most of you guys but it's scary as hell to me. I just can't believe with this GREAT unifying tool, (the computer), we sit here playing at that there isn't a huge, LOAD, movement going on to lobby the Gov to outlaw this outrageous practice. If they can stop Spammers from calling my home, do you believe they can't outlaw people FORCING their way into my PERSONAL COMPUTERo_O
    MicG
     
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