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By Chewbaca ·
I was browsing and accidentally clicked on a website which redirected me to "adultfriendfinder.com"
It posted "friends" who live in my City.
Where did it get that information & how can I block it?

I used my "Registry First Aid" -- to look for unwanted entries -- I typed in my City.
It found 2 entries in My Computer/HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-448539723-492894223-1060284298-1003\Software\Registration\Users\.........
The dots represent one of my email addresses which had my entire snail mail information.

In this area that I discovered "BillBoard_PostReg"
I don't know if there is any connection.
Please advise.
Thanks

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re: registry entry

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Unknown Registry Entry

More than likely, the thing you clicked on determined your city by your public IP address. But, if you're concerned, be sure clear your browser cache, delete all cookies and run a full, up-to-date anti-virus/anti-spyware scan of the computer before you reboot. Come back up in safe mode and run the full scans again, then reboot. Then, download and install ccleaner www.ccleaner.com then run it repeatedly until it finds and fixes all problems reporting there is nothing left to fix.

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ip is the culprit

by lowlands In reply to Unknown Registry Entry

A lot of advertisement websites and banners determine your IP address and then customize ads based on your physical location.

You can check this yourself by using some thing like http://www.geobytes.com/IpLocator.htm

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"I don't know if there is any connection."

by rt735 In reply to Unknown Registry Entry

netstat - shouldnt be alot of connections on a home pc, check the program and see if there is in fact a connection established.
Hope this helped

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