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    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
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    Thumbs up SpyBot S&D 1.4 now blocking all major network cookies
    I just upgraded SpyBot S&D to ver 1.4 after seeing a SAHS drive-by install showup in Ad-aware scan. During install if you hit the immunize system prompt it blocks CJ BF -Linksynergy and Performics cookies. Learned this when I tried to log-in to Linkshare. Bye bye sales tracking if your shoppers install this one. Be nice if Haiko, the networks or some of the Anti-Spyware/Adware testers notified someone at SpyBot to NOT make this a default setting. You have to go into IE 6.0 "tools" and "internet options" the go to section under Privacy tab marked "web sites .... to unmark the blocked network cookies.
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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    Do you think that feature was built into SpyBot S&D to ver 1.4 because of user requests?
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    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    Do you think that feature was built into SpyBot S&D to ver 1.4 because of user requests?
    Probably due to the networks using Spyware data mining S/W to run inhouse SEM keywords campaigns and the fact those networks monitize the majority of Spyware/Adware installs.
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    Well that's a bummer. Guess I won't be recommending it anymore to friends. If only everybody had an Apple..

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    Most likely reason it was added - they needed to boost their "Found" hits to compete.

    This is all BS. Eventually the winner will be the spyware software that just blocks the internet and claims everything unsafe.

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    Affiliates under attack from spyware on one side and spyware blockers on the other.
    Maybe someday cookies become obsolete, replaced by a better solution?

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    Sounds to me like that is the end of the affiliate business LOL..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecomcity
    Probably due to the networks using Spyware data mining S/W to run inhouse SEM keywords campaigns and the fact those networks monitize the majority of Spyware/Adware installs.
    It might be a reaction to the webloyalty.con program.
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    SAS is unaffected.
    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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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSanf
    SAS is unaffected.
    How do the SAS cookies bypass the SpyBot S&D to ver 1.4 cookie cruncher?

    It's nice to know that SAS isn't affected, but I wonder why not?
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    My opinion is that the other networks play monkey fart with spyware and other questionable practices but SAS does not. Therefore, there is no reason to eliminate SAS cookies.
    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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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    Do you think the makers of SpyBot S&D to ver 1.4 chose specific cookies to delete? A cookie is a cookie. Wouldn't SpyBot S&D to ver 1.4 trash all the cookies?
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    Fueled by legitimate fear of the real bads is a growing general paranoia related to all cookies. They have been lumped in with Spyware in general. They are promoted by such as AOL and People PC as something they can save you from. My favorite browser Firefox even has an option to Keep cookies: "until I close Firefox". Look what a quick search in Firefox Add-ons brings.


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    2005 Linkshare Golden Link Award Winner  ecomcity's Avatar
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    Install it and then click the immunize button. Next scroll through the list of sites known to pilfer surfers clickstream for profit.
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