block web bugs in IE

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by ChrisP, Jun 3, 2007.

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  1. ChrisP

    ChrisP Suspended Member

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    Im running System Saftey Monitor, Comodo Firewall AVG Anti Spyware and F-Secure for Workstations. I was running SpyStopper to block web bugs and other web nasties but it causes conflicts with Comodo and SSM so I removed it. Which other applications are there that block web bugs etc in IE? Is there a way to block web bugs with my current software? Im using IE7.

    Cheers,

    Chris
     
  2. WSFuser

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  3. danieleb

    danieleb Registered Member

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    Yes, I think Ad Muncher has an option to deal with web bugs to.
     
  4. acr1965

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    The bad part of Ad Muncher is that it conflicts with SO many other programs. If not for that AM would be really great. I tried F-secure and Comodo and got the BSOD when AM was added. Ad Muncher also conflicts with A-Squared and Online Armor, among others. I would estimate AM conflicts with over half the security products I have tried. And you can check out the AM forums to see all the postings about conflicts. There seems to be a priority to resolve non-security related conflicts first.

    http://admuncher.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4&sid=5048cedafd8e203e8c448b2fb567ca31
     
  5. danieleb

    danieleb Registered Member

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    It's been a long time since I used it myself, but I had a look over at their forum and like you said there seem to be some issues with security software. I also noticed the only solution for many was to give up their FWs and AVs :rolleyes: and unfortunately the devs, as you pointed out, don't seem to keen on resolving these issues.
     
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    The Proxomitron blocks web bugs. It is free and doesn't interfere with your other security software. Sidki just released the latest configs. Grypen also does config sets. You can try both and see which you prefer. Proxo is available for download from Castlecops and both Sidki and Grypen have Proxo forums at Castlecops.


    +++GET 68748+++
    GET /css/10/flex-Canadian.css HTTP/1.1
    Host: i.dslr.net
    User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; ; rv:1.8.0.11) Gecko/20070312 Firefox/1.9.0.1
    Accept: text/css,*/*;q=0.1
    Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
    Accept-Encoding: gzip, x-gzip, deflate
    Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
    Keep-Alive: 300
    Referer: http://i.dslr.net/
    If-Modified-Since: Sat, 26 May 2007 22:45:42 GMT
    Connection: keep-alive
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  7. acr1965

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    I looked some but could not find whether Guidescope uses a blacklist. Do you know if it does or some other way to block ads? It looks very intriguing.
     
  8. WSFuser

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    It seems to use some central blacklist.

    Also I just mentioned that program because of a search but theres many other programs for blockign ads and web bugs.
     
  9. ChrisP

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    Are web bugs a real security / privacy issue? Is it the case that if you block tracking cookies, they cant tell anything much about you?
     
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    I installed webwasher - its free and works like a dream!
     
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