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    https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/ehowes/www/resource.htm

    IE-SPYAD adds a long list of sites and domains associated with known advertisers, marketers, and crapware pushers to the Restricted sites zone of Internet Explorer. Once you merge this list of sites and domains into the Registry, the web sites for these companies will not be able to use cookies, ActiveX controls, Java applets, or scripting to compromise your privacy or your PC while you surf the Net. Nor will they be able to use your browser to push unwanted pop-ups, cookies, or auto-installing programs on your PC.

    Please note that IE-SPYAD is not an ad blocker. It will not block standard banner ads in Internet Explorer. What this Restricted sites list of known advertisers and crapware pushers will do, however, is:

    stop unwanted crapware from being installed behind your
    back via "drive-by-downloads";

    prevent the hijacking of your home page and other key
    Internet Explorer settings;

    shut down ActiveX, Java, and scripting, all of which can
    be employed to push obnoxious advertising on you and
    compromise your privacy and security;

    block cookies, which can be used to monitor and track your
    travels around the Internet;

    combat obnoxious script-based popups that clutter your
    screen and force unwanted advertising on you.
    This Restricted sites list is based in part on info from:

    discussions in the SpywareInfo Forums and other forums that
    specialize in crapware removal

    major crapware reference sites:

    and.doxdesk.com ( http://www.doxdesk.com/parasite/)
    CounterExploitation ( http://cexx.org/adware.htm)
    Kephyr.com ( http://www.kephyr.com/)
    PestPatrol ( http://www.pestpatrol.com/)
    Spyware Guide ( http://www.spywareguide.com/)

    the latest updates to well-known anti-crapware programs such
    as SpyBot Search & Destroy, Ad-aware, and SpywareBlaster

    Downlaod and use SpywareBlaster which also protects your system from the scumbag affiliates amongst us.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

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    www.FightClickFraud.com provides resources for the prevention of online advertising fraud.

    Baltimore, MD (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) December 20, 2004 -- TrackingROI announces the launch of FightClickFraud.com, a platform to help increase online advertising ROI by detecting click fraud and improving advertising effectiveness. Click fraud poses a threat to all online businesses and advertisers who utilize Pay-Per-Click advertising. The FightClickFraud.com community provides resources that allow these advertisers to learn about this threat, track and report suspicious activity and then eliminate any potential threats at the source.

    Click fraud, or click spamming, occurs when a person or program accesses a URL with no intention of browsing the site, purchasing a product or performing any other type of conversion action. Sometimes individuals perpetrate this activity for fun but often times, competing companies use the strategy in order to drive up advertising costs for the ad sponsor. Some “pirates” will even hire others to work the scam from international locations, making it very difficult to prosecute the offenders.

    Google’s Chief Financial Officer George Reyes recently expressed his belief that click fraud poses the biggest threat to the Internet economy. As old as the Internet itself, this fraudulent activity is not the “cost of doing business” online as it has been defined, as companies lose millions of dollars every month as a result.

    FightClickFraud.com operates as an educational community, providing articles, online discussions and forums about the latest subjects and issues facing online advertisers. Their database includes software and anonymous proxy servers used to perform fraudulent operations, allowing users to report threats for further investigation. FightClickFraud.com notifies companies, educational institutions, Internet Service Providers and other organizations when a new threat is found on one of their servers, and then work with them to eliminate the problem.

    Nice service for those doing PPCSE marketing knowing 50% of their budget gets ripped off by these click-script programs. Wonder how many click cheats also use 180Solutions and perform cookie stuffing as an alternate sideline. Hope they all get AIDs and die slow deaths...
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

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    Woah.. wait a minute. Let me get this straight.

    In the first post, Mike is now supporting sites that block network cookies.

    And the second, he is supporting a click-stream data mining company?

    Mike did you lose a bet?

    Chet

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    Short of getting Mike Nash of Microsoft to have Gates buy www.giantsoftware.com ...I can see no anti-adware/spyware companies offerings that don't target, by default settings, the network cookies. Second posting might just be a data mining company's peace offering to whack the PPCSE click cheats driving up the costs of ABW affiliates and merchants using keyword buys.

    Under the warm fuzzy covers of the affiliate industry are bedbugs sucking the life blood of those sleeping here. Me..I'd prefer there was no need for any of these programs.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

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    Winferno says their anti-spyware does not clear network cookies. I haven't thouroughly tested the product yet, so I don't know how good that claim is.

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    Mike,

    I think you come up with the most interesting links on ABW.

    I put up that Tower of Babel link on my web site that I found on one of your web pages at http://www.ecomcity.com and my spam has declined ~90%. Thanks!!

    RadarCat, Webmaster
    http://www.os2warplinks.com

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    That script is on all my clients sites to whack the e-mail harvesting bots. Anything that puts a dent in Mass advertising tricksters is a good thing.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

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    It's also whacking the DNS infrastructure with the overhead of looking up bogus site names. :-(
    Tim
    consultant by day, affiliate by night

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    Another must have to protect your shoppers systems is to give shoppers links to SpywareBlaster. http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html ...just make sure you inform them to uncheck Linksynergy -CJ and Bfast cookie traps in all the default settings.

    Spyware, adware, browser hijackers, and dialers are some of the fastest-growing threats on the Internet today.
    By simply browsing to a web page, you could find your computer to be the brand-new host of one of these unwanted fiends!

    The most important step you can take is to secure your system. And SpywareBlaster is the most powerful protection program available.



    Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted pests.
    Block spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox.
    Restrict the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer.

    SpywareBlaster can help keep your system spyware-free and secure, without interfering with the "good side" of the web.

    And unlike other programs, SpywareBlaster does not have to remain running in the background.

    SpywareBlaster is freeware for personal and educational use.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

    "What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"

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