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Spybot has blocked bad URL...HERE!

by tobeach / June 9, 2004 4:03 PM PDT

After noting forum changes, decided for 1st time in months, to visit using IE and see if loading speed has improved: It has!! Yea! Unfortunately (or fortunately) Every page change or hit of back button brings up:
"Spybot has blocked download of Avenue A.inc." Bottom left shows:
"A BAD URL Http://view atdmt.com/VON/Iview/cntnk
von007 173von/direct/01/2004.06.10.05". Also mention of Doubleclick.

My very first expierence with C-Net (several years ago) involved downloading a game from C-net which came complete with "Wild Tangent"!! Hence never did that again and had concerns when Z-net came here.
Since then there has been concerns with Active X, Invisible GIFs...and now listed URL.

This is a Security, AV, Anti-spyware site. Of all places one should NOT have to be concerned about...

I would have thought all the flashing ads here would be enough incentive to carry these forums plus the obvious gained prestige of the 1000's of viewings and using these forums as athoratative sources to the world.
I wouldn't mind a cookie that only notes your progression from page to page with in the site (popularity) but unfortunately, the average comp. klutz( like myself) can only guess at what evil lurks in the heart of a cookie.

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Re:Spybot has blocked bad URL...HERE!
by Mark G / June 9, 2004 10:17 PM PDT

im running xp pro spybot, adaware spywareblaster useing ie6 not get that problem

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Re:Re:Spybot has blocked bad URL...HERE! //
by tobeach / June 10, 2004 3:22 PM PDT

Hi, Mark G
Am using new Spybot 1.3 with "Bad Download Blocker" (resident) enabled. Perhaps you didn't check box for enabling? (98SE). Thanks for your reply. Happy

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Re:Spybot has blocked bad URL...HERE!
by Marianna Schmudlach / June 9, 2004 11:17 PM PDT

Hi tobeach Happy

Cookies: What They Are, Why You Are In Charge

A Cookie is:
A very small text file placed on your hard drive by a Web Page server. It is essentially your identification card, and cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. It is uniquely yours and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.

A Cookie's Purpose is:
To tell the server that you returned to that Web page.

How a Cookie Helps You:
It saves you time.
If you personalize pages, or register for products or services, a cookie helps Microsoft remember who you are.
Next time you return, we know to show you the information you requested. Or, when you register for another product or service, all you need to do is type in your e-mail address and a password. We then fill in any questions you've already answered. Of course, if you never register or leave personal information with Microsoft, then the server only knows that someone with your cookie has returned to the Web site. You are in charge of deciding whether we know anything about you. But the more you tell us about yourself, the more we can help you find information or products you want.
Remember: you can always edit any personal information you give Microsoft by stopping at the Profile Center.

More: http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm

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Re:Re:Spybot has blocked bad URL...HERE! ///
by tobeach / June 10, 2004 3:41 PM PDT

Thanks for the info, Marianna. In a day when virtually anyfile type is now listed by MS as possibly contaminated and even Web Sites addresses themselves can carry corrupting (HTA) content ,ones paranoia lurks ever closer to the surface. Cry

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