Double Click and Avenue A

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by JerryM, Mar 1, 2005.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Spybot S&D nearly always finds one or both of these, Double Click and Avenue A, Inc, when it scans. I am not sure how they get in since I have Adware, and Microsoft anti-spyware in addition to Spybot, Spyware Guard, and Spyware Blaster.

    Any ideas, and what do they do other than report my surfing habits?

    Jerry
     
  2. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Both Doubleclick and Avenue A are simply tracking cookies. Since you are using Spywareblaster....are you using it's Cookie protection ? It lists Avenue A....as well as various Doubleclick entries.

    As for Spybot....you could use it's "Browser Helper to block bad downloads..." feature which will block cookies such as Avenue A and Doubleclick. If you choose that protection via Immunize....I suggest selecting 'Block all bad pages silently'
     

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  3. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    Thanks, I am not sure that I had Spyware Blaster set up right. I'll see what happens in the future.

    Thanks again,
    Jerry
     
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