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#1 Hal06

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 05:29 PM

I have a tribalfusion ad that pops up every so often. It is annoying, but it is not dangerous, is it? Do I just delete its cookie to remove it? Thanks.

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:25 PM

You block the third party adware/spyware cookies from installing in IE. Follow directions in link below.
http://privacy.getnetwise.org/browsing/tools/ie6/block3
Once you changed your settings to block the cookies, you will need to remove the existing third party cookies that are
presently on your computer.

You probably have other malware on your computer.
Install Super Antispyware. Run it in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Run the online scan for Bit Defender in normal mode. Allow it to quarantine whatever it finds.
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

How to Start Windows in Safe Mode:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:59 PM

Thanks. I use Firefox. Do the same steps apply?

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 07:19 PM

Cookies in Firefox are a little different.
Click Tools.
Select Options....
Click the Privacy icon.

In this version, the only checkbox is Accept cookies from sites.
If you decide to accept cookies, put a check in that box, click the dropdown arrow underneath it, and select ask me everytime.

Personally, I prefer to leave that box unchecked, and use the Exceptions... button.
If it's a site I trust, I'll add it to the Exceptions list.
That way, only those sites can set cookies.
In the Address of web site: box, type in the URL of the site you want to allow cookies from.
Click the Allow button.
When your done, click the Close button.
Now, that site, will always be allowed to set cookies.

You can also use this to always block cookies, from certain sites.
Follow the above directions, and instead of clicking the Allow button, click the Block button.

If it's a site that has to use cookies to function, but you don't want them to remain on your computer (in my case, Yahoo Mail), use the Allow for session button.
That way when you close Firefox, the cookies set by that site will be removed.

You can also use the Show cookies... button, to remove individual cookies.
Just chose the cookie you want to remove, and click the Remove Cookies button.

All of the other directions buddy215 gave you, regarding Super Antispyware, and Bit Defender, also apply to Firefox.
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 07:24 PM

Thanks.

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:12 PM

You're welcome, Hal06.
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Posted 23 November 2007 - 10:37 AM

Okay, I've done all the steps above twice over the past while. I still get the tribal fusion. Any other thoughts? Thanks.

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 11:09 AM

Oh, and there is also a Zedo ad that pops up from time to time.

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 11:48 AM

Check to see if you have "popup blocker" enabled. Options/ Content/ put check in box next to "block popup windows"

Do these popups happen on a certain site or are they random?
Is Tribal Fusion cookie still appearing in cookie list?

Check Addon list in Firefox for anything you didn't install.

If you do not have the NoScript and Adblock addons, you should.
NoScript will block ads from loading and will protect you from "driveby" installs of malware.
Adblock will block specific ads. Works great.
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 09:59 AM

Yes. Tribal Fusion and Zedo were in the cookies list. I removed them. Should that fix the problem? I'll check for the noscript and addblock. Thanks.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 10:53 AM

You can block the third party cookies (advertising cookies) by opening a tab in firefox 2 and type about:config go down to the line network.cookie.cookieBehavior and right click the line and click modify and change it to 1 then Only cookies from the originating server are allowed means no third party cookies.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/433
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 12:27 PM

Thanks, again.




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