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Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by maes, Aug 9, 2003.

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  1. maes

    maes Registered Member

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    I was just wondering,
    Ad-aware checks for those tracking coockies like gator, adserver etc.
    But why doesn't it has an option to prevent those coockies from being placed? (or maybe I haven't looked closely enoug)
    If you go, in Internet Explorer, to tools->internet options->privacy->edit, you can add domains which you don't want to allow coockies.
    All those values are stored in the register
    To block a domain, you have to add a DWORD with value 5
    Why doesn't ad-aware just adds the list that they have of those coockies to the register so that they are blocked?

    Would there be intrest for such a program, that adds those registry keys and thus block those coockies, or is there allready such a program out there?

    Also, what harm can those coockies do, why does ad-aware marks them as harmfull?
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    I think there is: ;)
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. maes

    maes Registered Member

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    I should have known it, who am I to come up with something that doesn't exist on the net :rolleyes:
    It's even alot better then I could ever make it (what a suprise :D )

    Finaly no more install "this" from the gator company popups

    thx

    -Maes
     
  4. maes

    maes Registered Member

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    I just noticed that the program is made by people from this board, good job guys :)
     
  5. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    Hi maes,
    For general cookies there is a very intersting little program to
    manage your cookies. And it's free.

    http://www.analogx.com/welcome.htm
     
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