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#1 xSyndrome

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 10:27 PM

I was scanning my system with Bitdefender and I got 3 cookies detected as viruses. (Cookie.Rub, Cookie.Mediaplex, and Cookie.Advertising.) What is the deal with Cookie.Rub?



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:32 PM

Rub is a cookie.
Cookies are small text files stored in the browser on the user's computer, when visiting web pages.
Cookies store information that can be used for several purposes: to personalize web browsing, to gather demographic information about how many users visit a page, to monitor which banners are displayed to the user, etc.
These uses are not, in theory at least, malicious.
However, keep in mind that the misuse of cookies could threaten an individual's privacy.
 
Rub prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
Rub redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.
Rub redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.

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