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Ad cookie blocking?
« on: February 09, 2009, 01:17:25 AM »
HEy guys Im tring to block most AD cookies got and Ive so far blocked Doubleclick and others but how do I stop PageAd2.googleindications?
Is that even an Cookie using AD displayer?
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Re: Ad cookie blocking?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 12:18:33 PM »
Hi zone12,

Read why? http://www.clickz.com/3623415
It is true Google is treated with silken gloves in track-cookie-land. Remember that most alternate browsers depend heavily on Google, and Google has a big finger in the pie. And if they are blocked, they launch their own browser. Makes you wonder why NoScript was never brought in Firefox as by default?!?

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Re: Ad cookie blocking?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2009, 04:54:03 PM »
HEy guys Im tring to block most AD cookies got and Ive so far blocked Doubleclick and others but how do I stop PageAd2.googleindications?
Is that even an Cookie using AD displayer?

Hi...

SpywareBlaster would help with this...

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Hope this helps. :) 

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Re: Ad cookie blocking?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2009, 05:19:10 PM »
Hi ardvark,

You did not read on from the link, because that lies at the root of the problem:
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Edelman studied which of 11 spyware detection programs tracked cookies from a range of 50 ad systems, including ad networks, affiliate networks and Yahoo's and Google's pay-per-click ad systems.

Among the detection programs analyzed were well known applications McAfee Internet Security Suite, Symantec's Norton Internet Security and Microsoft Windows Defender. Others including LavaSoft's Ad-Aware, PC Tools's Spybot Search and Destroy, Webroot's Spy Sweeper, and ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite were also tested.

Only ZoneAlarm automatically removed all cookies it detected, according to Edelman's analysis.

So Google is treated in another way than Yahoo and the others are, when Google took doubleclick aboard, similar story, it is like I stated in the land of WWW": "Some are more "equal" than others". And then the malcreants know this because they use the Google Ad-cookie royal way to infest, so what good does anti-spyware do you if some spying of some parties is allowed....

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Re: Ad cookie blocking?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2009, 05:26:29 PM »
Hi ardvark,

You did not read on from the link, because that lies at the root of the problem:
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Edelman studied which of 11 spyware detection programs tracked cookies from a range of 50 ad systems, including ad networks, affiliate networks and Yahoo's and Google's pay-per-click ad systems.

Among the detection programs analyzed were well known applications McAfee Internet Security Suite, Symantec's Norton Internet Security and Microsoft Windows Defender. Others including LavaSoft's Ad-Aware, PC Tools's Spybot Search and Destroy, Webroot's Spy Sweeper, and ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite were also tested.

Only ZoneAlarm automatically removed all cookies it detected, according to Edelman's analysis.

So Google is treated in another way than Yahoo and the others are, when Google took doubleclick aboard, similar story, it is like I stated in the land of WWW": "Some are more "equal" than others". And then the malcreants know this because they use the Google Ad-cookie royal way to infest, so what good does anti-spyware do you if some spying of some parties is allowed....

polonus

Hi Polonus...

I apologize, I didn't. I just thought the inclusion of this program would "help," but yet not completely cure the problem. :(

The only other way I know to combat this problem is configure IE to only accept session cookies unless absolutely needed otherwise. With Firefox, there are more options available with the add-ons that are offered. ;)

Best Regards...

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Re: Ad cookie blocking?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2009, 05:33:36 PM »
There is always the HOSTS file:
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
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Re: Ad cookie blocking?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2009, 05:43:36 PM »
Hi YoKenny and ardvark,

There is also a good in-between solution that is blocking third party cookies.
And Google can work like a two-sided sword, it also has its very good sides and traits and treats, they block malware, they have important information on their cache pages (else we could go without that), and you can also do cookie whitelisting and blacklisting in a cookie-manager, and you have many good add-ons for the Firefox or Flock browser even on a per site per search basis. But then you have not got all the baddies that are there - the so-called Super Bugs that are somewhere else on your hard disk, and the hidden 1 x 1 pixel Web Bugs that come in various categories, you can block these inside NoScript.
If I use a browser with ABP and NoScript and RequestPolicy add-ons and compare that with a browser that has minimal pop-up and ad-blocking like Google Chrome it is like watching the Internet differently, but I for one does not miss what I fail to see,

just go to and add to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\Hosts file
the following Google Analytics # Block Sites

127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 google-analytics.com
127.0.0.1 www.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 www.pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 www.doubleclick.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.com
127.0.0.1 www.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 www.googleads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 googleads.g.doubleclick.net

enjoy,

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« Last Edit: February 09, 2009, 05:49:04 PM by polonus »
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