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  1. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

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    Please consider adding the following to your SpywareBlaster database.

    Avenue A.Inc
    BackWeb lite
    Hitbox
    Fastclick
     
  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    What program were those detected by? If it is AdAware (or another program that creates a log) could you post the related log entries?

    Thanks! :)

    -Javacool
     
  3. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

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    Hitbox is a tricky one, because I'm not sure what their current status is in terms of "partners" etc.

    At one time they were closely associated with the Sextracker operation and porn sites -- if you got "offered" cookies from one, you could pretty well count on the other too. So they were (and still are) on Ad-Aware's list of "baddies".

    Things are a little confused now -- Eudora, which has always required you to accept cookies to use it in "sponsored" mode, several months ago switched to Hitbox for their marketing. So you now have to either accept Hitbox cookies or drop back to "Lite" mode.

    Is there any way to find out whether Hitbox has "cleaned house" in terms of who they're now partners with, or if maybe QualComm/Eudora didn't check them out too carefully before signing whatever deal?
     
  4. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

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    I did the scan with SpyBot. Hubby was using his own sign in on my computer and was, believe it or not, on an educational site - home study. I checked the internet options and his cookies were set at default. I reset them to only allow session cookies. However, when I scanned my settings, etc. [not sure I am explaining this right] Ad-Aware picked up Avenue A.Inc. on several different occasions. I allow only session cookies. The following was copied from Recovery leaving out personal data.

    Avenue A : tracking cookie or cookie of a tracking site - file
    C:\Documents & settings ..... cookies ... @atdmt[1].txt

    BackWeb lite: Autorun settings ........... Registry
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-448539723-1563985344-1957994488-1005\software

    Doubleclick: Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site - file
    C:\Documents & Settings ...... cookies ...@doubleclick[1].txt

    Fastclick: Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site - file
    C:\Documents & settings ....cookies..... @fastclick[1].txt

    Hitbox: Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site .. file
    C:\Documents & settings ...... cookies ...@hitbox[2].txt

    Hitbox: Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site - file
    C:\ Documents & settings ... cookies ....@ehg-learning

    WindowsMedia Player: Client ID ......... Registry
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-448539723-1563985344-1957994488-1005\software\Microsoft

    P.S. The only sites hubby visited were schooling - home study. It surprises me that all this should be connected with an educational site .... actually, in Ontario. :mad:
     
  5. tanner9

    tanner9 Registered Member

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    I, too, am having a similar problem except that Avenue A.inc hasn't been installed on my computer. I view a lot of genealogy pages and a Spybot S&D popup window keeps appearing asking me if I would like to download it. Seems to me like there should be a way to block this in the background without having to constantly to do it manually time after time. Any ideas?
     
  6. LowWaterMark

    LowWaterMark Administrator

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    Spybot alerts on the Avenue A cookie because it sees it as it is first coming down from a site. The fact is that it would still be blocked by the cookie setting made by SpywareBlaster, or any other cookie manager for that matter, even if you allowed it through Spybot's download protection.

    What you need to do to stop the annoying aspect in this process is to change Spybot's blocking option... Open Spybot S&D and hit the Immunize button in the left panel. On the Immunize page, change the drop down option to "Block all bad pages silently." Spybot can be very chatty if you use it's download blocker at any other setting.
     
  7. tanner9

    tanner9 Registered Member

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    Thanks, LowWaterMark, for finally ridding me of that extremely annoying popup, although Spybot S&D was only doing its job. I followed your instructions and am now enjoying Avenue A.inc-free browsing.
     
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