Avenue A

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  1. bevbarney1

    bevbarney1 Registered Member

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    When I open Internet Explorer (default page is www.msn.com), I get the following message. Does anyone know what it means or how I can eliminte it from popping up each time? Spybot S&D Resident: Spybot S&D reports that you want to download 'Avenue A, Inc.'. This is a know threat. Do you want to bloack the download? I always check "yes" that I want to block but I would like to better understand why I am getting this message.
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    'Avenue A, Inc.' is simply a tracking cookie and Spybot alerts you for every individual attempt to load that cookie from any webpage using it.

    A lot of people who use the active download protection in Spybot usually set it to 'block silently' so they don't have to click on that alert so often.

    Open Spybot > press 'Immunize' button > see lower section regarding 'Browser Helper to block bad downloads...' > set drop down menu to 'Block all bad pages silently'

    See also this:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=29719
     
  3. bevbarney1

    bevbarney1 Registered Member

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    Thanks you so much! That took care of my need of taking action each time I opened IE. :D
     
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