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ques. about Immunizing, deleting, blocking spyware

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#1 Anubis


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Posted 28 June 2004 - 06:31 PM

Hello everyone,

I have a question about all this blocking/deleting/immunizing stuff. I have and use Adaware. Spybot and Spyware Blaster and what I dont get is that I run the scans and everytime they find the same three "problems": DSO Exploit, Alexa Related, and Avenue A, I click the Fix problems and then Immunize, what I dont understand is why do these same "problems" appear when I am suppose to be immunized against these "problems"? The same goes for Adaware, it shows the same Cookies : Default@centerport(1).txt and Default@207(1).txt, they go into quarantine and then I delete them, I thought that these were blocking this stuff from getting on the computer. From what I understand, there's an Alexa thats used for Internet Explorer and its suppose to be left, right? So thats one that I dont put a check mark by, I just check the other two. I know I have everything set up correctly, so I dont understand whats happening here. Any insight?

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 28 June 2004 - 09:37 PM

The DSO exploit is a bug and unfortunately it will keep coming back. You can just ignore that.

Alexa related is the realted sites button/option. It is harmless as well.

Avenue A is a large advertiusing company like Doubleclick. Cookies will get placed onto your computer when you visit sites that use that advertising. You can just have those moved.

The immunize features of Spybot and spywareblaster block you from running certain ActiveX programs or downloading files from certain sites. As these are cookies, these programs will not stop this

#3 Anubis

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 05:42 PM

Hi Grinler,

Thank you for explaining whats what. I started to feel as though I was missing something. Or that maybe these peograms weren't as good as they were cracked up to be. But, I understand now. Thank you for replying.
Have a good evening!


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