How do I know if a program on PC has saved a cookie (proxy adblocker) ?!?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by NGRhodes, Sep 11, 2003.

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  1. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    I've been testing Admuncher at work, seems good, using the last free version of Adshield at home.

    One thing I thought, how do I know if say Ms Messenger is storing unwanted cookies on my machine (I know it uses a passport cookie for login).

    Could this be a big advantage of a proxy type adblocker ?

    Also, if Adshield, for example, blocks an ad, I know its stopped the cookie and the advert, but is a connection to the ad sever made, as they now know I exist, this is something that I do NOT want.
    Would a proxy type adblocker stop the connection ?
    What about firewalls with adblockers ?
     
  2. libbo1

    libbo1 Registered Member

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    Yep! A proxy like Guidescope blocks servers not related to the visited page ie . . . ads!!
     
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