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By JayGee21 ·
I have XP Pro and I notice a cookie that keeps recurring even though I never go to the site. The site is not in IExplorers favorites nor in any form. I've searched the regestry and the string doesn't appear. When I check the cookie it will have from 1 to 30 hits. The site is Live365 anyone else had to deal with this?

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by TheChas In reply to Recurring Cookie to site ...

Many banner and pop-up ads place cookies on your system.

Check the date and time on the cookie and compare it to the time you have visited web sites to see who is sponsored by live365.

It could also be a third party cookie.

You should be able to manually add live365 to your blocked cookie list.

While in Internet Options, check your privacy options and tighten things up a bit.

Chas

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by Kiltie In reply to Recurring Cookie to site ...

Live365 is an Internet Radio site, if you use that feature, it may be why it is there. It is possibly harmless, merely a tracking cookie, but some folks security paranoia preclude even those types.

Have a look at this site:

http://tinyurl.com/klkrn

or simply add the site to your banned list in Tools/Internet Options/Privacy/Sites.
Personally, I also override automatic cookie handling, and use the advanced button there to accept first party cookies, allow session cookies, but PROMPT for third party cookies. Which I usually refuse, unless from a trusted source.

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by JayGee21 In reply to

I use to go to their over a year ago and haven't since. However their cookie keeps showing intself as mentioned. I am leary of "any" cookie that tracks and dogs a system when the owner or user isn't on the site that issued it. I have placed it in the blocked list.

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by jdclyde In reply to Recurring Cookie to site ...

Programs running locally now access the Internet when they are launched.

I noticed when AutoCad is launched a cookie is created. They are using this as the new method of keeping track of their software?

Got a firewall? add the Live365 to your deny list. The other option is to put an entry in your Hosts file, that says the IP address for live365 is 127.0.0.1.

The same thing works for Doubleclick.

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