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#1 neo1234

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 11:49 AM

Hi,

 

Does anyone know why V4moatads is replacing all the URLS in "Temporary Internet Files" on my PC running Windows XP?  I am accessing temporary internet files by selecting "tools", "internet options", "settings" then "view files". Is there another way to access temporary internet files that will display the URL's ? There doesn't seem to be a lot of info about V4moatads on the net.

 

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 01:36 AM

Based on some digging I've done, moatads.com is a website that seems to specialize in web analytics. It's difficult to tell who owns it, although the nameservers point to Amazon Web Service, so whoever owns it is using Amazon's servers to operate the service.

 

It can show up as v4.moatads.com or js.moatads.com, depending on whether it is using cookies or Javascript to monitor your behavior on the Internet. It's adware or a potentially unwanted program. It's appearing in your temporary Internet files because that's where things like cookies get stored.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:40 PM

Hello,
 
Thanks for your reply.
Do you know how to get rid of it? Would it be under control panel? Do you mean it has been put there to monitor internet activity?
I was thinking more that it was something that was put there to hide internet activity or disguise the URLS as V4moatads.
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Posted 17 September 2014 - 01:52 PM

You can delete them. Go to Control Panel>Internet options. On the General tab, click Delete Files under Temporary Internet Files, and select the Delete all offline content checkbox, then click OK, and click OK again.

Then delete all the cookies.






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