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Atmdt Tracking Cookie

Discussion in 'General Security' started by TerenceM2, Jun 26, 2009.

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  1. TerenceM2

    TerenceM2 Thread Starter

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    Hi TSG,
    I am having a problem with this persistent Tracking Cookie- Atmdt.
    AVG resident shows me a warning about this everytime I open IE. AVG places it in the Virus Vault.
    I have tried removing Atmdt thus:
    >tools > internet options > settings > view files > right click to delete everything with Atmdt in the files list.

    MBAM,SpyBot S&D yield no results for Atmdt. Secunia PSI score is 100%.

    My privacy settings are set to block 3rd party cookies,but it still gets in!

    I am unsure as to what to try next to prevent this Atmdt re-appearing.

    I'm running Windows XP Home,service pack 3.

    Thank you in advance for any help,
    regards,
    TerenceM2.
     
  2. hewee

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    Add it to IE block list.
     
  3. TerenceM2

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    Thankyou Hewee(y)
    Atdmt added to block list,just logged off and restarted IE, no warning from AVG resident- yay:)
     
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    Dear TerenceM2,
    hewee's advise is very sound as always. I have no shame in admitting that i have heard "HOSTS File" first from hewee!
    BTW, in Internet options> privacy>set the slider to Medium High. That can help. Best wishes.
     
  6. TerenceM2

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    Thanks guys for your help:)

    Sad to report that the Atdmt cookie has come back:mad:

    I have now downloaded Spyware Blaster and will see if that helps.

    I did not fully understand about creating a Hosts File..but I will re-read all the information and try and work it out.

    TerenceM2.
     
  7. TerenceM2

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    OK, this is starting to get annoying. I just turned on my PC to check emails etc,guess what??

    2 warnings from the AVG Resident:
    File Name:
    C:/Documents and Settings/Terry/Cookies/[email protected][2]txt
    Process ID:
    4744 ( when I opened IE Browser)

    Process Name:
    C:/ Program Files/Common Files/MicrosoftShared/WindowsLive/WLLoginProxy.exe

    Process ID:
    3376 ( when I opened HotMail)

    I do not understand how this cookie is constantly setting off warnings from AVG.
    Maybe I should try rebooting and scans in Safe Mode?
     
  8. E-7

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    Follow the good advice of adding a HOSTS file to your computer
    The MVPS HOSTS file was recently updated [June-21-2009]
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

    HOSTS File - Frequently Asked Questions
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hostsfaq.htm

     
  9. hewee

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    Cookies can be like blocking web site and the address changes.

    Plus there can be more then one cookie from a web site.

    Hosts files can block sites but if you block "bad.com" then you can not go there but you may get taken to "www.bad.com" that is really the same site. Or even others if they ha.e .net at the end.

    A hosts file is easy really if you use a hosts file manager.
    I use HostsMan but there is HostsXpert there also and that one needs no install.
    So try it out. They will also let you return to your default hosts file your PC has or do a backup of the one now so you can return to it.
     
  10. hewee

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    OK doing a search on atmdt you may have spyware on your computer.

    Get HijackThis v2.0.2 and run it and post a log.
     
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    Dear hewee,
    Thanx for the HostsMan! That worked wonders and does not leave the fingers bleeding! Thumbs up!
     
  13. hewee

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    You're welcome perfume.

    If it list the "Mike's Ad Blocking Hosts" that is no longer getting updates.
    So go to Host, Manage Update Sources... and open it.
    Then high light it from the list and click the Hide Source button.

    Also Hphosts started a "hphosts-partial" that gets updates all the time.
    Then he does not update the bigger full list but every couple months or what ever. So you still get good needed updates from the "hphosts-partial".

    To add the "hphosts-partial" click the "Add Source"
    Under the Name put in hphosts-partial
    Under the URL put this link in it. http://hosts-file.net/hphosts-partial.asp

    Here is his web site too.
    http://forum.hosts-file.net/

    Now when you go to check for updates that one site will not show up and the other "hphosts-partial" will.

    If you do have sites you go to that are blocked you can disable the hosts or just the site but you need to close down your browser and open it again to see the change take effect.
    Then if it is a site you go to all the time you can uncheck it and or add it to the Exclusion list.
    With the Exclusion list the sites you list there never get added to the hosts file.
     
  14. TerenceM2

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    Hi Hewee and Perfume,
    Thank you guys for all your help [thumbs up]
    I have down loaded HostsMan from CNet and added Atdmt.com to it's database.
    Kind regards,
    TerenceM2.
     
  15. hewee

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    You're welcome.

    Just learn to use and keep the host file updated.
     
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