It Says I'm Protected, But...

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by olympia301, Dec 30, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. olympia301

    olympia301 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Posts:
    4
    I have Spyware Blaster 3.2 installed on my computer, along with Ad Aware, Win Patrol, and Spybot Search and Destroy (also Norton Anti-Virus). I have run Spybot and it consistently finds Advertising.com entries, lots of them (last count was 20 over a one day period). I have made sure that Spyware Blaster protects against Advertising.com but it still gets into my computer regardless of what SB says. How can I prevent Advertising.com from getting in? Is SB saying its blocking it and somehow Advertising.com is getting through? How can I prevent this? Is one of the other programs preventing SB from working on Advertising.com?

    There are probably others, but I have concentrated on Advertising.com because they seem to be the biggest offender and if there is one method of preventing them, it may work on others.

    I am running on Mozilla, the latest version, and using XP. Please forgive me if this question has been asked and answered before, I did not see it in the titles.
     
  2. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2002
    Posts:
    4,449
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    Hi olympia301,

    Welcome to Wilders!!!

    Could you be more specific as to what the entries of advertising.com that SpyBot is finding? Are they cookies, registry entries, etc. and does Spybot provide a path? Any more details you can give will help us with your problem...
     
  3. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2002
    Posts:
    11,271
    Hey olympia,

    Along with what puff-m-d asked....just to be sure....what is the actual version # you are referring to and are you speaking of Mozilla or Mozilla Firefox ?

    Also....would you attempt to find a file named registry.dat that is associated with Mozilla and post how big the file size is ?
     
  4. olympia301

    olympia301 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Posts:
    4
    I did ask it to fix problems, it tells me that nothing was done (assuming that meant it was not fixed). Please see the results below.

    I am using Mozilla 1.6 not Firefox. I found registry.dat in the documents and settings area and it is 372KB big. Hope this helps.

    WebTrends live: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    WebTrends live: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    WebTrends live: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    WebTrends live: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Advertising.com: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Adviva: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Adviva: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    Avenue A, Inc.: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    DoubleClick: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3

    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1729697498-2501954535-3646181656-1005\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3

    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3

    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3

    DSO Exploit: Data source object exploit (Registry change, nothing done)
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1004!=W=3

    Enliven: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    FastClick: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    FastClick: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    FastClick: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    FastClick: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    FastClick: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    HitBox: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    HitBox: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    HitBox: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    HitBox: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    HitBox: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    HitBox: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    HitBox: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)


    MediaPlex: Tracking cookie (Mozilla: MozillaControl) (Cookie, nothing done)



    --- Spybot - Search && Destroy version: 1.3 ---
    2004-11-29 Includes\Cookies.sbi
    2004-12-15 Includes\Dialer.sbi
    2004-12-16 Includes\Hijackers.sbi
    2004-12-15 Includes\Keyloggers.sbi
    2004-05-12 Includes\LSP.sbi
    2004-12-15 Includes\Malware.sbi
    2004-11-29 Includes\Revision.sbi
    2004-11-29 Includes\Security.sbi
    2004-12-16 Includes\Spybots.sbi
    2004-11-29 Includes\Tracks.uti
    2004-12-15 Includes\Trojans.sbi
     
  5. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2002
    Posts:
    11,271
    While I'm not speaking for puff-m-d....I'm fairly certain Advertising.com cookies was what was expected.

    Unfortunately....the 372KB registry.dat file is possibly too large for SpywareBlaster to load.

    recently said by Javacool:
    "You can either delete it and allow Mozilla to recreate it (you will have to copy over your user data from your old profile folder) or you can wait for SpywareBlaster 3.3"

    In this thread---> New version, no Mozilla protection

    Personally I am an advocate of Privacy and Security on the NET....however....I would not have a problem at all suggesting to wait for the release of SpywareBlaster 3.3 and not be concerned with tracking cookies such as Advertising.com. There are definetly more security issues to be concerned about....IMHO
     
  6. bigbuck

    bigbuck Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2004
    Posts:
    4,877
    Location:
    Qld, Aus
    Sorry, quick question from Dumbo here. If you clear cookies/cache when finished browsing....then these wouldn't be there for spybot to find would they?
    Buck.
     
  7. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2002
    Posts:
    4,449
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    Correct, that was what I was expecting. I do not use Mozilla, does it have any cookie handling options? If it does, you can always have your browser block these cookies.

    Correct :D ....
     
  8. olympia301

    olympia301 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Posts:
    4
    Thank you. This has cleared up quite a few mysteries for me. I did find out where Moz allows you to manage individual cookies and block certain sites from setting cookies on your computer. FYI: Tools-Cookie Manager-Manage stored cookies-then block the sites individually that you do not want to come into your machine. I bet this will work.

    Like I said, I singled out advertising.com because they were so many and persistant. I am sure that I will have to start weeding out those who also come in frequently.

    I will be looking forward to SB 3.3 but (as it is free) I have to take action myself if I want to be rid of a lot of adcrap. At least SB has given me the names of the worst offenders and the info to rid myself of them with a bit of patience.

    I have cleared the cache frequently but they find me, maybe this is like washing your hands but I fear they are opportunistic little buggers, just takes a nanosecond...

    But again, thanks for all your help. I feel like this will prevent quite a few problems in the future and I understand the workings of my computer and it's defense mechanisms much better now.
     
  9. bigbuck

    bigbuck Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2004
    Posts:
    4,877
    Location:
    Qld, Aus
    Olympia,
    I haven't had spybot or adaware find anything on my system for a year or so....But I religiously clear cookies and cache after any browsing. spybot does find those DSO exploits (5 of them...like you i think), but that is a bug in the spybot prog which wil be fixed on the next version apparently....I don't even fix them...just uncheck box and close. the DSO thing is nothing to worry about if you are fully patched/SP2 etc.
    Cheers,
    Buck.
     
  10. TopperID

    TopperID Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2004
    Posts:
    1,527
    Location:
    London
    I notice you are running WinPatrol, why don't you set Scotty to chew-up any cookies from sites like Advertising.com. WinPatrol is particularly useful for cookie control with I.E., so I would have expected it to work with Mozilla. Correct me if I'm wrong!
     
  11. olympia301

    olympia301 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2004
    Posts:
    4
    You are probably right. I have not played with Scotty as much as I have with the others and I should delve into his abilities to watch as he dispatches baddies.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.