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    ABW Ambassador CDC's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    Anyone have any insight as to what programs Yahoo's Anti-Spyware toolbar looks for?
    And does it remove them when it finds them?

    Seems to me it could be a good thing if it works well. We all know that Google will be quick to add it (keeping up the Joneses)...

    I still have a day j*b so I don’t have time to test it right now but I think I’ll do that tonight.

    I wonder if it can disable Notron's ad blocker...

    Think of the possibilities


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    Affiliate Manager's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    See this article:

    Should give a little bit of enlightenment about this toolbar.

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    Affiliate Manager's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    They've partnered with and you can look upp their definitions of a "pest" on their site.


    And Here's what list as the most prevalent pests:

    I can't find anything anywhere though that talks about specifically which ones are looked for by the Yahoo toolbar. Who knows if they're using the full functionality of's developer kit or not.

    Pretty interesting site though....

    Hope this is helpful...I know it doesn't specifically answer your question but it'll lead us in the right direction....

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    Affiliate Marketing Consultant Linda - 5starAffiliatePrograms's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    Shoot did anyone look at that list??? It lists ALL the networks! Is this exactly what Yahoo is using???

    Can someone check and see if it blocks cookies or flags or just deletes them all?

    Also has anyone gotten the new Microsoft update yet, which is supposed to have a firewall to protext against spyware. We need to see if that blocks ads like Norton or does anything to cookies. They are starting to release it to some people this week.

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    Full Member webpartner's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    All of the networks are there except for Share A Sale...

    I just checked the entire list and didn’t see anything
    related to Share A Sale... It’s a long list and I might have
    missed something... but as far as I could see... they’re clean...

    The bad news is... I didn’t see anything about Lycos
    or side search.... That really bothers me...

    A while back I had a drive-by install of “Lycos Side Search”...
    The latest version of this program is the drive-by install from Hell...!
    180, ncase, and several other nasty files I’d never heard of...

    After using all the removal programs that we’re all familiar with...
    I finally got rid of them... But... I also found that many vital drivers
    and necessary windows files had also been deleted or corrupted...

    I spent the next three days burning all of my files to CD’s and then
    I was forced to reformat my hard drive and re-install everything
    from scratch... Not my idea of a good time...!

    I’m glad they don’t seem to ban Share A Sale...
    But... they can’t be that great if they don’t attack Lycos Sidesearch...
    The more those improve Sidesearch... the harder it gets to remove...

    The only good news is... my computer moves a lot faster now...
    <Font size="1" color="99000">Never doubt anybody's word for anything... but... Always double check everything... - Grandpa</font>

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    Ad Network Rep ToddCrawford's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
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    I do not believe that Y! is using the same parameters in their toolbar as PestPatrol. I also do not believe they are blocking our cookies with their version.
    Todd Crawford
    Co-Founder, Impact Radius

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    In Layman's terms...
    ... for us newbies, what does this mean?

    Will our visiters have to add,, etc. to their "allowed" list? (If so, what a pain!)

    Will Yahoo! be over-writing cookies/tracking codes?

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    Super Sh!t Stirrer SSanf's Avatar
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    January 18th, 2005
    I do not believe that Y! is using the same parameters in their toolbar as PestPatrol. I also do not believe they are blocking our cookies with their version.
    Never mind whether you believe it or not. Best find out some facts.

    And, I better get back to making SAS pages since they may soon be the only viable game in toen.
    Comments are opinion unless otherwise noted. Remember, pillage first. Then burn. Half of all people in the world have IQs under 100. You best learn to trust ol' SSanf!

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