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Avenue A Spyware and TechRepublic

By adsrus ·
Everytime I click on a response to a message thread I get a notification that my PC has successfully blocked "Avenue A" (a known spyware). Does TechRepublic has any reason to use "Avenue A"?

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funny you should mention it

by gbrownlee In reply to Avenue A Spyware and Tech ...

I too have noticed spyware being placed into my system at TR. It is a sign of the times. Seemingly, every site you visit nowadays places some sort of malware into pcs.

What application are you using that is picking up on Ave. A?

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Does not sound right

by TheChas In reply to Avenue A Spyware and Tech ...

I have to say that I would be very surprised if Tech Republic itself was making use of Spy-Ware.

Perhaps one of the advertisers, but not TR themselves.

I suspect that TR's cookie handling looks like Avenue A to your anti-spy-ware software.

Check back on Monday.
I suspect that a TR staffer may respond and clear up any concerns.


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Tracking cookie?

by adusen In reply to Does not sound right

I've been on other sites where my installation of SpyBot blocks things from Avenue A and it was my impression that it was trying to come through an advertiser. Also, a recent scan with SpyBot turned up a Tracking Cookie from Avenue A. Annoying to be sure, but not as malicious as an EXE ...

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by dubtek In reply to Tracking cookie?

Every page I visit on Yahoo gets a complaint from "Spybot Search and Destroy" that Avenue A is trying to download. I haven't really investigated in depth, but the number of different pages seem to indicate that it's coming straight from Yahoo. Not too surprising, given the advertising income nature of the beast.

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Sorry, didn't finish my thought.

by dubtek In reply to Tracking cookie?

I haven't experienced this from Tech Republic.

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