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by cnd / November 19, 2005 8:59 AM PST

Me and a friend both clicked on a link, an after we clicked it. It said this was our ips addy's (both using laptops) an after showing us our ips addy's it said that the cookie for this website was uninstallable. an tht now they could track us anywheres we go on the net. or hack us at anytime. I want to know how true this is if any?
i scanned my laptop with spybot an ad ware pro and my norton. Ad ware pro show me a media tracker cookie only. which is under quartrantine now.

the link had an . de or .ve in it

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RE: help
by caktus / November 19, 2005 1:24 PM PST
In reply to: help with question

Might download and run ewido.

Check for and download Updates then run a Complete Scan. If it finds something place a checkmark beside Perform action on all infections, then click OK.

If the computer comes up clean you might consider just staying off that particular web site/page/link.

Hope this helps.

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Yes and no
by PKsteven / November 19, 2005 2:01 PM PST
In reply to: help with question

For one, your ip that shows up on web sites is showing because that is what you are using to connect to the web. Some firewall companies try to use this to get you to buy their software, they scan your pc and say hey, your ip is 192.whatever, and is not being blocked by your current firewall. Go ahead and block your ip and see if you can access the internet.I think what you got was a spoof ad or something trying to scare you into getting software. Sure they can install a tracking cookie, nothing new. Get rid of it with adaware and simply don't go back to the site. They can track what sites you have gone to etc...almost any tracking cookie can do this, this is why we have things like spyware blaster , adaware etc... Some are dangerous and you should be cautious but most of the time, we get rid of them. Spyware blaster will keep alot of the baddies away, not all but about 4972 of them, or close. It's free also.

Hope this helps, Paul

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yes it does
by cnd / November 20, 2005 2:43 PM PST
In reply to: Yes and no

yes this does help, me and my friend play on line games an we thought we got infected with a hacker bot or something like that, its good to know we have a place like this we smart ppl to rely on.
thanks again for all your wise help.

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You are welcome...
by PKsteven / November 20, 2005 2:48 PM PST
In reply to: yes it does

I appreciate the thank you. However, do remain cautious. Things like this can happen and do often.
Take care Paul

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