Reporting Tracking Cookies

Discussion in 'SpywareBlaster & Other Forum' started by EdP, Mar 18, 2004.

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

    EdP Guest

    Re: Spyware Blaster 2.6.1

    For some reason, I never get spyware on my PC, but my friend gets a LOT, so I recommended SpywareBlaster to him. He installed it and found that the number decreased significantly.

    He ran Ad-Aware which found four tracking cookies which SpywareBlaster apparently did not recognize. Is there a way to notify SpywareBlaster of these so they can add them to the list?
     
  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2002
    Posts:
    4,013
    Feel free to post them here. :)

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  3. EdP

    EdP Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Posts:
    83
    Thanks, Javacool

    Here's a severely edited copy of AdAware's report. If you need more information, let me know - he gets three to four of these every day (same ones) after using IE so he's able to send me a full report any day.

    AdAware found four tracking cookies in his C:\Windows\cookies folder:

    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : smith @cgi-bin[1].txt

    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : smith @2o7[2].txt

    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : smith @zedo[2].txt

    Tracking Cookie Object recognized!
    Type : File
    Data : smith @edge.ru4[2].txt
     
  4. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2004
    Posts:
    1,627
    Location:
    southern Ont. Canada
    You didn't mention what browser you're using (or maybe I missed it).

    If it's IE6, take a look at the "privacy" settings in internet options (specifically, the individual-sites button at the bottom). I believe all of the cookies you mentioned are covered by SB -- but if they've ever been manually approved I think my understanding is that that would over-ride SB settings for them.
     
  5. EdP

    EdP Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2004
    Posts:
    83
    Thanks, Mike ...

    I did mention that he's using IE, but I neglected to state the version which I won't know until I can contact him. I'll follow your instructions to see what his manually-approved list looks like.

    Not using IE myself, I wasn't aware of that Privacy sheet.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.