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#1 thrillhouse

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:48 PM

Hi, I ran Mcafee, Malwarebytes, and Panda scans and the only thing that was found was some cookie called Atlas DMT. When I erase it and reboot it comes back. Should I be worried?

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:57 PM

Atlas DMT is a very low-risk threat since it's a standard tracking cookie but you can block it from coming back using your browser's settings.

Internet Explorer:
Go Tools->Internet Options->Privacy and click Sites. You can then add AtlasDMT.com to your list of blocked sites so that cookies from that site are refused automatically. You can also click Advanced and have IE prompt you for each cookie that requests installation. Over a short period of time you can have a nice rule base set up for which cookies you do and do not want.

Firefox:
Go Tools->Options->Privacy->Cookies and click Exceptions. There you can add AtlasDMT.com to the block list. You can also select "ask me every time" and check "from originating site only" to have Firefox prompt you every time a new cookie requests permission just like with IE.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 07:13 PM

Thanks a lot for the fast advice!




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