'Webroot uses a third party cookie for the purposes of tracking'

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Fly, Aug 31, 2008.

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  1. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    See title.

    I noticed that during a customized install when I was trialling Webroot's Spy Sweeper version 5.8, and I did mention it in a post. I'm not sure if this also pertains to version 5.5.7 (on my computer) or other versions.

    In IE 7 one has the option to allow direct cookies and block indirect(=third part) cookies, but there is at least one way around that.

    I still haven't been able to detect it, has anyone else found it ?
     
  2. EliteKiller

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    I doubt many folks on this forum use SS anymore. I abandoned it a few years ago when they went to v5. In any event this is on their website.

    http://www.webroot.com/En_US/about-privacy.html

    After visiting the url above I now have 7 Webroot cookies in my Firefox cache.
     
  3. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    I use IE 7, tweaked settings.

    I wonder if the .NET setup blocks them.

    I also still have that nasty McAfee Virusscan Plus, in Virusscan Plus 2007 I'd get Doubleclick cookies, but no more in the 2008 version. McAfee has a data sharing arrangement with Doubleclick and others, I presume that data sharing takes place through different mechanisms. I wouldn't expect McAfee to work with Webroot, but I could be wrong.

    McAfee on my computer is a temporary arrangement, originally I intended to switch to VIPRE when it would come out, but I think it's not ready yet.
     
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  4. ejames82

    ejames82 Registered Member

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    "I doubt many folks on this forum use SS anymore"

    perhaps, but i, for one, would consider using it again for it's superior scanning ability

    "If you do not want Webroot to send cookies to your browser, you can set your browser options to reject cookies or notify you when a Web site tries to put a cookie in your browser software"

    all they need there is a link to click, with instructions how to do this. they shouldn't be hoping for a newbie that doesn't know how to block cookies. they need to make it look like they are not trying to spy.

    "I also still have that nasty McAfee Virusscan Plus, in Virusscan Plus 2007 I'd get Doubleclick cookies, but no more in the 2008 version."

    let's hope. i do like the mcafee scanner.
     
  5. HURST

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    For superior scanning abilities, there are other better and FREE products. IF I would ise SS (I wont), I'd use it for it's real-time shields.
     
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