This is spyware?

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by JVM, Jan 4, 2006.

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  1. JVM

    JVM Registered Member

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    I scanned with Ewido and it reported these Mozilla (I use Firefox) cookies as infections:

    Doubleclick
    Fastclick
    Mediaplex
    Atdmt

    They are in C:\Documents and Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\default\cookies.txt

    Example: Spyware.Cookie.Fastclick
     
  2. cheater87

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    yup it is
     
  3. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    They are what is considered as tracking cookies from ad sites and safe to delete.

    Regards,

    CrazyM
     
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    q1aqza Registered Member

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    What is it that they actually do, that makes them spyware?
     
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    after you finished reading that you can take a bread and enjoy this:
     

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  7. JVM

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    Since Ewido does not report all cookies as spyware, either all cookies are not spyware or Ewido isn't doing the full job. :D
     
  8. TopperID

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    I hope you're not suggesting your Wilders cookie might be spyware:D

    Seriously though, use a cache cleaner regularly then you won't have a Tracker problem.
     
  9. JVM

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    Cache cleaner? I thought deleting cache just removes the Internet pages you visited, and deleting cookies would remove all cookies. If the cookie remains on your computer, then after deleting cache won't the cookie still be effective with your newly created cache unless you remove the cookie?
     
  10. The Seeker

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    Before I scan with ewido I always run CCleaner so I'm not notified about harmless cookies; I'm more concerned with actual spyware.
     
  11. SwordOfSecurity

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    well i agree that tracking cookies can get annoying since theyre rather harmless and appear a LOT. i find it best to just prevent them from coming in the first place, using programs such as spywareblaster, etc. any remains are often deleted by ewido or any other antispyware app. when i scan.
     
  12. TopperID

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    No, you can configure CCleaner (for example) to selectively delete all cookies except for the ones you wish to retain (because they have passwords to sites you visit).
     
  13. JVM

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    Thanks for the CCleaner tip. I downloaded it and it really is a neat way to remove unwanted cookies, aside from the other things it does.
     
  14. sdfsdfdf

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    I just disbaled cookies 90% of the time, and just enabled 'em for email, and bank thats all.. never get spyware cookies..I also use spware blaster isn't ewido supposed to cache trojons? does it?

    disable third party cookies in firefox.
     
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  15. cheater87

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    i have firefox and have only some sites allow cookies other sites NO COOKIES haha
     
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