Click-Click-Click

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by RCGuy, Dec 13, 2007.

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  1. RCGuy

    RCGuy Registered Member

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    Does anyone know what the "clicking" or the continous clicking sound from a website is? Whenever I go to AOL, I hear a few clicks and then I hear the sound of multiple clicks in rapid succession. Also, there have been other sites that I've been at and around every 30 seconds(sometimes every minute or every couple of minutes) these sites will click. And that's even when I go to other websites and the "clicking" website window is still open.

    I suspect that the clicking sound may have something to do with some sort of web tracking or web monitoring, but I was wondering if anyone here knows for sure what the "clicking" is.
     
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  3. RCGuy

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    Yes, I use IE. Also, thanks for the info:

    Although, I did want to mention that I didn't necessarily find the sound annoying, but just curious as to what the clicking was. But I'm glad to find out that it wasn't spyware, :) although, I noticed that in the little website identifier tab which is above the Window page and below the Menu Bar, that whenever I go to the AOL site, I always see the word "atwola" briefly appear in that tab. And from what I know about atwola, atwola is a tracking cookie. But I guess that's a topic for a whole nother thread. :D
     
  4. RCGuy

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    I guess I stand corrected: Atwola.com :)
     
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    Another good reason not to use ie.
     
  6. HURST

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    I had that to with IE6. Never thought about it...doesn't matter anymore, IE is just used for windows update.
     
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