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    Double Click Spy ware on Tech Rebublic

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    by n3voc ·

    One of the most anoying problems we as IT profesionals face is Ad/Spy-ware. I find it particularly anoying that one of the sites, THIS ONE, that I come to for advice on prevent things like this is in fact sending it out! I recently set spybot to monitor activity, and the 1st thing it prevents is Tech Republic’s site from installing Double Click spy-ware. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

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    • #3329394

      Well, yes & no.

      by deepsand ·

      In reply to Double Click Spy ware on Tech Rebublic

      DoubleClick is use by TR, ZD, & many respected sites for ad placement & web trends stats.

      They are NOT here DOWNLOADING any “mal-ware.”

      Still, out of habit, I block them.

      • #3329355

        More cookies that at a girl scout meeting

        by scybyte ·

        In reply to Well, yes & no.

        DoubleClick is just one of the cookies that Pest Patrol Pro detected here but even free sites have to pay their bill. If you do not want cookies you have option to eighter block them or set them to expire instantly after you receive them. I love the phrase “ad placement & web trends stats” put a smile on my face.

        • #3329314

          more cookies than mr christie

          by house ·

          In reply to More cookies that at a girl scout meeting

          you beat me to the punch line. 🙂

          I don’t care much… I try to block anything exept the com.com, but it takes a bit of administration. I set a trust fo TR and when I notice a few slipping through, I add them to the blacklist.

          They don’t appear to be threatening, so I don’t care either way. I access TR from a few machines… only my home pc blocks them.

        • #3328952

          You can allways

          by dafe2 ·

          In reply to more cookies than mr christie

          Woof the ones Dare makes. They don’t allways ‘have good things in em.’

        • #3328950

          President’s Choice Decadent

          by house ·

          In reply to You can allways

          Now that’s a cookie. They might be only available in Canada… I don’t know.

        • #3328945

          just block all third party cookies.

          by jaqui ·

          In reply to More cookies that at a girl scout meeting

          I also reject cookies that contain the phrase “ad”
          in them.

          I only accept cookies from originating website, with an explicit consent privacy policy.

    • #3329325

      I don’t mind

      by house ·

      In reply to Double Click Spy ware on Tech Rebublic

      They are simple tech trackers… if you don’t like them, they are easy enough to block.

      If they really wanted to screw us over, they would use a cookie from a third party ad domain to store our login creds.

    • #3329312

      Your worried about a cookie …today?

      by dafe2 ·

      In reply to Double Click Spy ware on Tech Rebublic

      That’s like being worried when/if “car vandals” make the front page news in the city of New York.

    • #3328626

      Watch out for your bank

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to Double Click Spy ware on Tech Rebublic

      They use cookies too.

      Dude, you really have better things to worry about.

      If it helps them pay the bills so I can come to this site for FREE everyday, a cookie (while bad for me) won’t hurt my system.

      Now if they put a highjack or actually INSTALL something then that would be different.

      How much do you pay for TR?

      • #3341958

        Mine use brownies!

        by deepsand ·

        In reply to Watch out for your bank

        And, sometimes, toasters as well.

        • #3341929

          Re: Mine use brownies!

          by scybyte ·

          In reply to Mine use brownies!

          I bet they are not like the ones that the Ex wife used to make B-) B-) B-)

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