SpywareRemove.com?

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  1. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    I had a look at the tracking cookies I recently removed with a full SAS scan & decided to do a bit of research. I found this page about the BurstBeacon tracking cookie. This caught my eye, so to speak, as I have heard that there is malware with this name. I Googled this site ~ SpywareRemove.com (with Opera/JS off) & then opened the page in Firefox to check Site Advisor. Although it was green some of the comments left on the SA page seemed to be suggesting that this is a bit of a rogue site.

    Has anyone any knowledge of this site &/or the BurstBeacon tracking cookie or malware?
     
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    No specific knowledge, but WOT gives a warning when you go to the link.
     
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    OK, thanks for the info. :thumb:

    I wonder if WOT works in SRWare Iron?

    EDIT: Yes WOT does work in Iron! :thumb:
     
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    No alert from Trend Micro WPA ( highest mode )
     
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    According to Ben Edelman, SpywareRemove is associated with C-Netmedia (unrelated to CNet), and I found on Quarkbase that it involves people once
    connected to Spy Hunter, which was declared fraud by Ikarus in 2007, there is
    info on this also at Edelman's website.

    http://www.benedelman.org/news/021408-1.html
     
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