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

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  1. EdP

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    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?
     
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    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Feel free to post them here. :)

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  3. EdP

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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