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what is this Tracking Cookie in my system doing.

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by flacokilo, Jan 12, 2004.

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  1. flacokilo

    flacokilo Thread Starter

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    After i disconnect my internet i usually scan my system with Adaware to stay clean...but everytime it detects 2 files...both are tracking cookie "a.as-eu.falkag[2].txt" and "adserver.aim4media[1].txt"

    is theri a way i can get rid of this 2 files from my system ...because this files are collecting information from my computer...
    well i'm pasting the log of this 2 files..


    Vendor:Tracking Cookie
    Category:Data Miner
    Object Type:File
    Size:602 Bytes
    Location:c:\windows\cookies\m. jameel [email protected]ag[2].txt
    Last Activity:1-12-04 6:00:00 AM
    Risk LevelLow
    Comment:
    Description:This cookie is known to collect information that may be used either for targeted advertising, or tracking users across a particular website, such as page views or ad click-thrus.


    Vendor:Tracking Cookie
    Category:Data Miner
    Object Type:File
    Size:691 Bytes
    Location:c:\windows\cookies\m. jameel [email protected]4media[1].txt
    Last Activity:1-12-04 6:00:00 AM
    Risk LevelLow
    Comment:
    Description:This cookie is known to collect information that may be used either for targeted advertising, or tracking users across a particular website, such as page views or ad click-thrus.
     
  2. flacokilo

    flacokilo Thread Starter

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    I scanned my system again with adware...and now i have 3 more



    Vendor:Tracking Cookie
    Category:Data Miner
    Object Type:File
    Size:84 Bytes
    Location:c:\windows\cookies\m. jameel [email protected][1].txt
    Last Activity:1-12-04 6:00:00 AM
    Risk LevelLow
    Comment:
    Description:This cookie is known to collect information that may be used either for targeted advertising, or tracking users across a particular website, such as page views or ad click-thrus.




    Vendor:Tracking Cookie
    Category:Data Miner
    Object Type:File
    Size:154 Bytes
    Location:c:\windows\cookies\m. jameel [email protected][1].txt
    Last Activity:1-12-04 6:00:00 AM
    Risk LevelLow
    Comment:
    Description:This cookie is known to collect information that may be used either for targeted advertising, or tracking users across a particular website, such as page views or ad click-thrus.



    Vendor:Tracking Cookie
    Category:Data Miner
    Object Type:File
    Size:300 Bytes
    Location:c:\windows\cookies\m. jameel [email protected]ox[2].txt
    Last Activity:1-12-04 6:00:00 AM
    Risk LevelLow
    Comment:
    Description:This cookie is known to collect information that may be used either for targeted advertising, or tracking users across a particular website, such as page views or ad click-thrus.
     
  3. Flrman1

    Flrman1

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    That's normal. Do you have Spybot?

    If you do you can use the "Immunize" feature to block most of those.
     
  4. winchester73

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    You could do this as a comprehensive solution ...

    Install IE-SPYAD, a registry file that adds a long list of known "sites" to the Restricted Sites of your Internet Explorer: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~ehowes/resource.htm

    It includes those sites that are dropping the cookies, plus LOTS of others (in fact, it was updated today) ...

    These two programs will also keep a lot of junk out:

    SpywareBlaster v2.6.1 and SpywareGuard v2.2, to prevent Active-X drive-by installations, as well as provide real-time browser hijacking protection: http://www.wilderssecurity.net/index.html
     
  5. britesun

    britesun

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    Hey Ad-aware is great and when used in conjunction with spybot S&D and spyblaster you are very safe. However those tracking cookies can be tiresome here is how I deal with them.

    copy and paste the following text into a blank notepad file and save as a *.bat file (e.g cookydel.bat)

    cd \windows\cookies
    del *.txt

    then goto your control panel and schedule a task that runs this file basically to suit you. I've set mine to run every 20 mins 24hrs a day.

    Please note: make sure the first line reflects the path to your cookies folder. If your using winXP/2000 your first line should read as follows, cd \documents and settings\%username%\cookies.

    This deletes all the cookies in your cookies folder

    I hope this helps, perhaps?
     
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