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#1 WWils

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:29 AM

I keep getting e-mails from myself with Viagra X 80% off and its winding me up.

Is it because of the following> "Warning";"Found Tracking cookie.2o7";"C:\documents and settings\Wayne Wilson.WWLAPTOP\application data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\lfmj2xlr.default\cookies.sqlite";"";"15/01/2010, 10:14:12"


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:32 AM

Down load "Malewarebyles" and "Superantispyware" do a quick scan with both they will more then likely kill your demon!

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 07:24 PM

Cookie (tracking, or non-tracking) is just a text file, thus harmless.
Tracking cookies may rise privacy issues, but that's all.

Unless a company, which set a tracking cookie on your computer, got, somehow, hold of your email address (because you posted it somewhere in public, for instance), there is no connection between a cookie and your spam.

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 12:13 AM

Run the two programs and get back to us.

Edited by OldPhil, 16 January 2010 - 12:16 AM.

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 12:22 AM

A question just to clarify things. Is you email web based or PC based?

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 01:14 AM

I often get emails from myself that I did not send and they are usually for things like the ones you are getting. These come to an AOL email address but are sent from the internet, not through AOL. When checking the details of the email, it is easy to see that come from a different email address than the one shown in the emails. I think they call it email address spoofing. As unnerving as it may be to get them, I would try to not worry about them cause there is really nothing you can do to stop them from coming

Thunder, what is the difference between web based and PC based?
Which one is AOL considered?

Edited by Stang777, 16 January 2010 - 01:17 AM.


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Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:39 AM

Web based are services like AOL, Google, Yahoo. The email client\software is hosted on a server, not on the Users PC. PC based is Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, etc. The client software is actually installed on the Users PC.

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 02:33 PM

Thank you ThunderZ.

I was never sure which one AOL was considered since it is installed on my system.

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 09:09 PM

I believe AOL installs an AOL branded vers. of IE as well as an AOL email GUI but is considered web based.

I have`t had any experience with AOL since my first dial-up days on the net many years ago.

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 12:04 AM

Thanks ThunderZ :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:55 AM

Below is a good article on 2o7, it tells you pretty much all you need to know. Yes it is a tracking cookie that is very successful staying on your machine, IMO too many people blow the issue of tracking cookies off as harmless. I look at them in a different way, how long before some hacker figures out how to use them to his advantage. My bigger concern is my personal privacy, as you should be thinking of yours. Why should some company be able to report your every move on the net, this thing reports where and how many times you go to various sites. By the way you will see it is a browser attachment and has nothing to do with your email. It is not Big Brother it is Big Business!!

http://www.p3pwriter.com/LRN_191.asp

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