Measure Java Applet " Redsheriff"

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by Paul Mentzos Sr, Aug 28, 2003.

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  1. I recieved this regarding removing this spy applet:

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    RedSheriff Privacy Information Follows:

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    Thank you for your recent email. I hope the following information answers your query and if you require further assistance please contact me directly.



    RedSheriff is a business intelligence organisation that provides clients with statistical information about how people use the clients Web sites. When someone visits one of our clients' Web sites, we record statistics on that site including details of the Web-pages that are viewed, the number of visitors to the site, etc. No personal information relating to an individual

    visitor is reported to RedSheriff clients and all information is supplied purely to the owner of the site you have visited. RedSheriff clients then aim to use this aggregated information to improve the site content to deliver you, the visitor, a better experience.



    We collect the same information that a server log collects but at a different point in the network, the browser. We provide anonymous and aggregated information to the owner of the site you are visiting. By accessing the website content you agree to this process and it is through this process the site owner can ensure the content of the site is better meeting their users perceived needs, hence it keeps them in business. Please read on to either be satisfied that this process is secure or you may opt yourself out of this process.



    RedSheriff takes considerable care to ensure that the highest standards of privacy are maintained with respect to our services. Further to this, may I please direct your attention to our comprehensive privacy policy information, which is available online at the following location and gives an indication as to the type of information we collect:

    http://redsheriff.com/6.0.0.htm



    From a technical perspective no application has been loaded on your computer. When using the Internet your computer receives information known as cookies, which allow the sites you visit to gather basic information about the computer visiting the Web site. You may wish to change the settings on your personal computer to prevent these cookies from being accepted. This can be done in your browser Tools --> Internet Options menu under the Privacy tab (when using Internet Explorer).



    RedSheriff Measurement relies upon information sent to our global data nodes. If you do not wish to participate in this anonymous data collection, please follow the below instructions:



    If you are using a Windows NT / 2000 / XP machine, your hosts file will most likely be located in the following path:

    c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts



    For Windows 95 and 98, your hosts file will most likely be located in the following path:

    c:\windows\hosts



    You need to edit the aforementioned file using a text editor (e.g: notepad.exe) and add the following lines:



    server-au.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-uk.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-dk.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-fi.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-us.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-nz.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-sg.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-se.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-no.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-pl.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-de.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-by.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-ee.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-lv.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-lt.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-ru.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-ua.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-jp.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-it.imrworldwide.com localhost

    server-br.imrworldwide.com localhost

    telstra.imrworldwide.com localhost

    ninemsn.imrworldwide.com localhost

    secure-au.imrworldwide.com localhost

    secure-us.imrworldwide.com localhost

    secure-uk.imrworldwide.com localhost

    secure-jp.imrworldwide.com localhost



    Adding the above lines will redirect all traffic collected by RedSheriff to your own PC, thus excluding you from RedSheriff data collection.
    Are you aware of this one?
     
  2. Peaches4U

    Peaches4U Registered Member

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    :rolleyes: Red Sheriff is a data miner .... Download a simple easy program called IE-Spyad and it will prevent this data miner from entering your computer via applets. Once I did this, no more Red Sheriff. It is detected as spyware by Ad-Aware.
     
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