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Cookies,bad emails,browser home page changing.


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#1 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:54 PM

Well i look in my friends pc cookies and it has all these cookies from bad sites like playboy and yoursexcoach.com. My friend did not open these sites and i dont know how the cookies got there. Does pop up adds place cookies? I have installed adaware 6.0 on his pc and found over 120 items. But still he has a problem. His IE home page was also changed. He has the sygate free firewall going all the time. What can i do to help him with all this trouble. He uses windows 98 version 1 and ie version that i dont know. He has admitted to opening a email that has had bad stuff on it by accident but could this have put bad syware on his pc. He gets a lot of bad spam emails and does not open them just deletes them. Please help.

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#2 groovicus

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:29 PM

AFAIK, cookies from sex sites do not just magically 'appear', you need to go to the site. I have never once gotten cookies from pop-ups.. I could be wrong, but I doubt it. :thumbsup:


Please do this:

Download 'Hijack This!'.
Save it in a convenient permanent folder such as C:\HJT\, double click HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log, Ctrl-A to Select All, and copy its contents here. [/b][/color]
Please do not
remove anything yet. You can severely damage your system, and render in unusable

One of the HJT Team will be along to help you..:D

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:17 PM

it could be that your well protected there groovicus :thumbsup:
<span style='color:blue'>Ad-Aware SE</span> | Spybot S&D 1.4

For extra protection try spyware blaster

<span style='color:blue'>If you use IE I suggest using these two programs</span> MVPHosts & IE-SPYAD

#4 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 09:06 PM

Like i said he has opened the emails from the sites. Maybe went to them to try and remove his name from there email list. Not a good ideah in some cases i dont know. Me myself i have never either got cookies from sites like that :thumbsup: I will do that. Then report back it might take until friday to get back. But keep checking in ok?

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 10:47 PM

You can get cookies from pop ups. Remember cookies are just small text files placed by the webserver on your computer. A popup is just a small browser window visiting that webserver. So theoretically it could put one on the computer.

As lobos said, you just prob use extra protection, groov :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:04 PM

So theoretically it could put one on the computer.


I had theorized that it was possible, I just have never had it happen. My monitoring software would have alerted me to cookies being set. I know my software works, because when I do browse porn (for educational purposes only :flowers:), it lets me know that the sites are trying to set cookies.

Ok, let's just say I'm not buying the whole "he never went to a porn site" story... but whatever. It wouldn't be the first log I fixed due to porno sites causing problems. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:11 PM

LOL....doesnt everyone go to porno sites?

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 03:24 AM

Whats porno? :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:04 AM

Ok i see,,
I just dont know maybe he went to them(the porn) But his cookies say playboy which aint all porn. Myself i have never got a cookie or even a pop up from one single cookie on his pc. Of course he has other people to use his pc. I dont think he would visit those sites. To tell you the truth i dont buy it neither. You see there was a cookie from yoursexcoach.com. Ok i clicked it and it brung up the page google.com with that site typed in the blank. Not the site just the google cookie with that site typed in there waiting to be opened. So myself i say somethings going on. It doesnt type itself in the blank. O and how can u visit porn sites for learning purposes? Id like to know that one. I dont go to porn sites for no reason whatsoever.

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:52 AM

Ok, before this get's out of hand, we're just having a little fun at your expense. Please don't take it for anything other than that. We can't be serious all the time. :inlove:

O and how can u visit porn sites for learning purposes?


Easy...I do it to beta test software, and to see if I can infect my computer. Porn sites are riddled with malware, so they are a good way to test applications.... I could go to warez sites and achieve the same result, but it is nowhere near as interesting. :thumbsup:

I surfed porn sites all day once testing Prevx's home IDS, and maaaaaan my wrist got tired.

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As soon as you can get a log for us, we will be glad to help you fix whatever needs to be fixed. :trumpet:

Cheers!!

#11 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 12:46 PM

No worries! It doesnt affect me. You deserve to have fun every now and then. You aint going to run me off im having fun tooooooo! Well ill get a log. I need to go and pu the hijack this installer on my cdrw and copy it on his pc(no download time this way). Ill do it soon. Tommorrow ill have you a log. Hey keep having fun with me and ill keep laughing with you lol. Thanks




Cows gone madd !!!

I bet you wonder why name is cowsgonemadd3. Well i live on a dairy farm. And have over 300+ cows! well thats some of my personal information.

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 02:25 PM

I surfed porn sites all day once testing Prevx's home IDS, and maaaaaan my wrist got tired.

No comment!

cowsgonemadd3, should we be concerned that your name implies mad cows?
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#13 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 02:56 PM

I wrote that just for fun. No my name has nothing to do with the mad cow disease going on. I do not like that stuff. I dont want it in america because im a BK whopper fan and i dont want to eat one one day and then go mad(lol).

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 03:42 PM

hehe Mooooooooooo

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 05:15 PM

Hey cowsgonemadd3

Now if your name was cowsgonewild I would think you would know all about cow porn. :thumbsup:

Ahh, but on a more serious note--I get the feeling that you are calling some things cookies that aren't. As Grinler said cookies are just small text files. They don't do anything. Whatever you clicked on to bring up Google wasn't a cookie--it was probably a shortcut. Cookies contain information only. What information is in a cookie and who's reading it may be a cause for concern, but most of the time it isn't much to worry about. Just FYI.

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