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#1 nizzy

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:48 PM

I have got a completely clean computer but AVG 8.5 and Ad-aware both find the tracking cookie atdmt.com no matter what I seem to do.
I have got it blocked in both IE and FF 3.5 but it seems to load with my MSN and looking in the reg it seems to be now part of my MSN along with bing.com, both of which can be seen on booting up and looking on Ccleaner to see what cookies are there.
I did delete the parts of my reg that had atdmt.com in it but they came back!

Does anyone have any suggestions?
I would like it gone as I do not want to turn off scan for TC in AVG and getting rid of MSN is a last resort.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 07:04 PM

Seems to be one of those BADIES!!!

http://www.google.com/search?q=atdmt.com&a...lient=firefox-a

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 07:25 PM

Yup it is and a whois google at the name turns up it is from Microsoft but nothing I have tryed to far has removed it for good!

I was hoping someone has found a way of removing it...?

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:15 AM

A HOSTS file will block atdmt.com as well as many other tracking cookies and unwanted parasites
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
Also see this bleepingcomputer tutorial The Hosts File and what it can do for you

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 09:36 AM

The Google search had several removal entries, most were very simple.

Edited by OldPhil, 12 July 2009 - 09:20 PM.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 05:13 PM

A HOSTS file will block atdmt.com as well as many other tracking cookies and unwanted parasites
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
Also see this bleepingcomputer tutorial The Hosts File and what it can do for you

Thanks I have tried to edit my spybot hosts file but it seems that it is impossible so I will look for another.

The Google search ad several removal entries, most were very simple.

I have tried pretty much all of them but to no avail.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:32 AM

Spybot changes the HOSTS file's properties to Read Only that's why you were unable to make changes.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:03 PM

Does spywareblaster allow you to edit its hosts file?
Is there any conflict having two hosts files?

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 06:34 AM

nizzy,
There is only one HOSTS file.

HOSTS File Location:
Windows Vista = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC

Helpful Resources:
Secure your PC with the HOSTS file
The Hosts File and what it can do for you
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

Currently, you are using Spybot which as part of its protection, populates the HOSTS file and makes the HOSTS file read only. Personally, I do not use Spybot and like some others, lost faith in it.

I use MVPS Hosts file and HostsMan to edit/manage the Hosts file.

Spywareblaster adds killbits to the Windows operating system registry and adds sites to Internet Explorer restricted list. Spywareblaster adds protection against ActiveX based malware attacks. In addition, I use Spywareblaster, as it also protects against known tracking cookies being installed in Internet Explorer and Firefox. Spywareblaster adds thousands of known Malware installing sites to the Restricted sites zone of Internet Explorer.

Spyware blaster Helpful Resources:
Using SpywareBlaster to protect your computer from Spyware, Hijackers, and Malware
Spywareblaster FAQs

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:14 PM

It sounds like a great tool to use but I cannot find where it says it would work along side SB.
Does anyone know if it does?

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:38 AM

Some prior bleepingcomputer threads discussing using Spybot with Spywareblaster: Using both Spywareblaster and Spybot together? and Spyware Blaster 4.1 & Spybot 1.6 -- What's The Verdict?, Let's hear your experience or complaints!

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 11:22 AM

Thanks alot, I have now installed it.
I can see where you would add a activex to a blocked list but is there a way to add cookies to the list?

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 06:58 AM

You can add cookies to the block lists of your browsers. Spywareblaster cookie list adds some cookies to the browsers block list - so any addtitional cookies that you want to block can be added into the browser's block list directly no provision for adding additional cookies to the Spywareblaster list, just add anything you want to block into the browser block list directly. To rephrase, Spywareblaster cookie list is populating the block list of your browser and you can add to this list in the browser. The only customize blocking in Spywareblaster is under Tools | Custom Blocking | Create Your Own list of Custom ActiveX controls that you want to block!

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:21 AM

Thanks, I have already blocked it in both FF and IE but it still comes back as it seems to load with MSN and "live" so I am no further foward it seems.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 10:12 AM

My guess and it is a guess is that it's probably necessary for both MSN and "Live"
I found this quote about "Live" and adtmt cookies from Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)
atdmt tracking cookie

My guess is that it is probably necessary for the operation of Windows Live
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Gary VanderMolen, MS-MVP (Mail)


above quoted from atdmt tracking cookie




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