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RochesterNY 06-08-2006 12:29 PM

Cookies as spyware? (long - includes scan log)
 
I have had a Blue Screen of Death twice in the past four days on my XP
computer. The computer has all the Windows updates, gets virus and spyware
checked twice per week, always comes up clean. And I've never had a virus
issue with a computer, and the few spyware issues were my own fault and I
immediately knew that I'd introduced spyware. So I'm pretty good at
computing safely.

Doing some investigation into my BSOD (the first two error codes were
0x000000F4 and 0x00000003), I saw some recommendations that I run pandaware
on my computer.

I did, and the pandaware found 89 "spyware" instances. But it turned out
that these were all cookies. Now I know that cookies can track my web
behavior, and I have my browsers (mainly Firefox) set to block cookies from
most of the advertising sites, but I'm wondering now if cookies really can
be malicious spyware. Can cookies in themselves hijack my processor,
launch unwanted programs, that kind of stuff?

Although it's a long thing, I am going to post the pandaware log here, just
in hopes that someone might comment on it.

I'd also welcome comments on the four viruses that were found in the scan:

Virus:W32/Alcan.A.worm
Disinfected C:\Program Files\winupdates\a.tmp
Virus:W32/Alcan.A.worm
Disinfected C:\Program Files\winupdates\a.zip[Setup.exe]
Virus:W32/Imagrayd.A.wom
Disinfected D:\My Documents\zzzMusic\George Winston -
Forest (Piano Solo).zip[Setup.exe]
Virus:Bck/CrackBox
Disinfected D:\My Documents\zzzMusic\Veritas Backup Exec
4.5.exe

The complete log follows:


Incident
Status Location

Spyware:Cookie/Mediaplex
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.mediaplex.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Statcounter
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[.statcounter.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/YieldManager
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[ad.yieldmanager.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/bravenetA
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.bravenet.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Overture
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.overture.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/QuestionMarket
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[.questionmarket.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Coremetrics
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[data.coremetrics.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Com.com
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.com.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Zedo
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.zedo.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Adrevolver
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[.adrevolver.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/RealMedia
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.realmedia.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Traffic Marketplace
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.trafficmp.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Valueclick
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[.valueclick.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Go
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.go.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Bluestreak
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[.bluestreak.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Falkag
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.as-
us.falkag.net/]
Spyware:Cookie/Humanclick
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[hc2.humanclick.com/hc/88277737]
Spyware:Cookie/Humanclick
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[hc2.humanclick.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Humanclick
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[hc2.humanclick.com/hc/88277737]
Spyware:Cookie/Serving-sys
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.serving-
sys.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Serving-sys
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[bs.serving-
sys.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Serving-sys
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.serving-
sys.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/myaffiliateprogram
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[.www.myaffiliateprogram.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Overture
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[.perf.overture.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/RealMedia
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[.247realmedia.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Atwola
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.atwola.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Belnk
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.belnk.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/GoStats
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[.c2.gostats.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/360i
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.ct.360i.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/GoStats
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.gostats.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/HotLog
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.hotlog.ru/]
Spyware:Cookie/Mp3search
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.mp3search.ru/]
Spyware:Cookie/Target
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.target.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Tucows
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.tucows.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Yadro
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt[.yadro.ru/]
Spyware:Cookie/Adserver
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t5uskcui.default\coo kies.txt
[.z1.adserver.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/bravenetA
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt[.bravenet.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/BurstNet
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt[.burstnet.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Casalemedia
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt[.casalemedia.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Com.com
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt[.com.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Go
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt[.go.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Screensavers
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt
[.i.screensavers.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Maxserving
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt[.maxserving.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Overture
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt[.perf.overture.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/QuestionMarket
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt
[.questionmarket.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/RealMedia
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt[.realmedia.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Seeq
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt[.seeq.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Statcounter
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt[.statcounter.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Tribalfusion
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt[.tribalfusion.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Adserver
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt[.z1.adserver.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Zedo
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt[.zedo.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/YieldManager
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt
[ad.yieldmanager.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/BurstBeacon
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\11lqyqpd.slt\cookies .txt
[www.burstbeacon.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Atwola
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\SAVED-11lqyqpd.slt\cookies.txt[.atwola.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Atlas DMT
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\SAVED-11lqyqpd.slt\cookies.txt[.atdmt.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Doubleclick
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\SAVED-11lqyqpd.slt\cookies.txt
[.doubleclick.net/]
Spyware:Cookie/Advertising
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\SAVED-11lqyqpd.slt\cookies.txt
[.advertising.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/2o7
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\SAVED-11lqyqpd.slt\cookies.txt[.2o7.net/]
Adware:Adware/IST.ISTBar
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application
Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\javapi\v1.0\jar\jav ainstaller.jar-5aa0b436-
29597223.zip[javainstaller/InstallerApplet.class]
Spyware:Cookie/YieldManager
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Cookies\User1
@ad.yieldmanager[1].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Atwola
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Cookies\User1
@atwola[2].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Belnk
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Cookies\User1
@belnk[1].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Com.com
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Cookies\User1
@com[2].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Belnk
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Cookies\User1
@dist.belnk[2].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Screensavers
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Cookies\User1
@i.screensavers[2].txt
Spyware:Cookie/2o7
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Cookies\User1
@microsofteup.112.2o7[1].txt
Spyware:Cookie/2o7
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Cookies\User1
@microsoftwga.112.2o7[1].txt
Adware:Adware/IST.SaferScan
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Local
Settings\Temp\isinst.exe
Adware:Adware/IST.SaferScan
Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\8XI70L2F\istdownload[1].exe
Virus:W32/Alcan.A.worm
Disinfected C:\Program Files\winupdates\a.tmp
Virus:W32/Alcan.A.worm
Disinfected C:\Program Files\winupdates\a.zip[Setup.exe]
Spyware:Cookie/Advertising
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc22.txt[.advertising.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/2o7
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc22.txt[.2o7.net/]
Spyware:Cookie/Doubleclick
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc22.txt[.doubleclick.net/]
Spyware:Cookie/QuestionMarket
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc4.pcv[cookies.txt][.questionmarket.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/RealMedia
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc4.pcv[cookies.txt][.247realmedia.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Com.com
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc4.pcv[cookies.txt][.com.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/RealMedia
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc4.pcv[cookies.txt][.realmedia.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Overture
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc4.pcv[cookies.txt][.overture.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Target
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc4.pcv[cookies.txt][.target.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Overture
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc4.pcv[cookies.txt][.perf.overture.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Zedo
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc4.pcv[cookies.txt][.zedo.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Statcounter
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc4.pcv[cookies.txt][.statcounter.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Go
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc4.pcv[cookies.txt][.go.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/GoStats
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc4.pcv[cookies.txt][.c2.gostats.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/GoStats
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc4.pcv[cookies.txt][.gostats.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Atwola
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc61.txt[.atwola.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Atlas DMT
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc61.txt[.atdmt.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Doubleclick
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc61.txt[.doubleclick.net/]
Spyware:Cookie/Advertising
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc61.txt[.advertising.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/2o7
Not disinfected C:\RECYCLER\S-1-5-21-1409082233-1757981266-
682003330-1003\Dc61.txt[.2o7.net/]
Virus:W32/Imagrayd.A.wom
Disinfected D:\My Documents\zzzMusic\George Winston -
Forest (Piano Solo).zip[Setup.exe]
Virus:Bck/CrackBox
Disinfected D:\My Documents\zzzMusic\Veritas Backup Exec
4.5.exe

Duane Arnold 06-08-2006 01:29 PM

Re: Cookies as spyware? (long - includes scan log)
 

> most of the advertising sites, but I'm wondering now if cookies really can
> be malicious spyware. Can cookies in themselves hijack my processor,
> launch unwanted programs, that kind of stuff?


No, they cannot attack the machine. Cookies hold small amounts of text
information about your browser session with a Website. That's it and nothing
else. Cookies are not executable files, therefore, they cannot be execute,
cannot execute anything and they cannot attack the machine.

All the cookie crap as part of some kind of malware scheme is totally
ridiculous and if you have software on your machine executing to take out
*cookies* you have snake-oil running on the machine.

Duane :)



=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Brian_H=B9=A9?= 06-08-2006 01:45 PM

Re: Cookies as spyware? (long - includes scan log)
 
RochesterNY wrote:
> I have had a Blue Screen of Death twice in the past four days on my XP
> computer. The computer has all the Windows updates, gets virus and spyware
> checked twice per week, always comes up clean. And I've never had a virus
> issue with a computer, and the few spyware issues were my own fault and I
> immediately knew that I'd introduced spyware. So I'm pretty good at
> computing safely.
>

(snip)
Delete all unwanted cookies manually.
Get and use a large hosts file.
And if you haven't already got a firewall, get one. I suggest you try
Outpost.

Start doing some serious system maintenance.

Gary G. Taylor 06-08-2006 05:57 PM

Re: Cookies as spyware? (long - includes scan log)
 
On Thu, 08 Jun 2006 12:29:59 +0000, RochesterNY wrote:

> Doing some investigation into my BSOD (the first two error codes were
> 0x000000F4 and 0x00000003), I saw some recommendations that I run
> pandaware on my computer.
>
> I did, and the pandaware found 89 "spyware" instances. But it turned out
> that these were all cookies. Now I know that cookies can track my web
> behavior, and I have my browsers (mainly Firefox) set to block cookies
> from most of the advertising sites, but I'm wondering now if cookies
> really can be malicious spyware. Can cookies in themselves hijack my
> processor, launch unwanted programs, that kind of stuff?


Panda are spamming assholes and I wouldn't trust anything they say further
than I can spit. I'd suggest you go through your cookies and remove Panda
eferences. However, the fact that both of your BSODs involve mention of
Panda makes me suspicious, and I would definitely be checking for some
sort of infestation.


thanatoid 06-08-2006 07:15 PM

Re: Cookies as spyware? (long - includes scan log)
 
"Gary G. Taylor" <notgary@notdonavan.org> wrote in
news:pan.2006.06.08.17.57.32.876729@notdonavan.org :

> On Thu, 08 Jun 2006 12:29:59 +0000, RochesterNY wrote:
>
>> Doing some investigation into my BSOD (the first two error
>> codes were 0x000000F4 and 0x00000003), I saw some
>> recommendations that I run pandaware on my computer.
>>
>> I did, and the pandaware found 89 "spyware" instances.
>> But it turned out that these were all cookies. Now I know
>> that cookies can track my web behavior, and I have my
>> browsers (mainly Firefox) set to block cookies from most
>> of the advertising sites, but I'm wondering now if cookies
>> really can be malicious spyware. Can cookies in
>> themselves hijack my processor, launch unwanted programs,
>> that kind of stuff?

>
> Panda are spamming assholes and I wouldn't trust anything
> they say further than I can spit. I'd suggest you go
> through your cookies and remove Panda eferences. However,
> the fact that both of your BSODs involve mention of Panda
> makes me suspicious, and I would definitely be checking for
> some sort of infestation.
>
>


Instead of carrying on this endless thread, why don't you just
delete the ****ing cookies file(s) after every session or every
few hours and be done with the problem?

--
thanatoid-Tip® #25
Ten boxes with 20 objects in each one are easier to navigate
than one box with 200 objects in it.

beenthere 06-08-2006 07:48 PM

Re: Cookies as spyware? (long - includes scan log)
 

"thanatoid" <waiting@the.exit.invalid> wrote in message
news:Xns97DC912DB7E49thanexit@66.250.146.158...
> "Gary G. Taylor" <notgary@notdonavan.org> wrote in
> news:pan.2006.06.08.17.57.32.876729@notdonavan.org :
>
>> On Thu, 08 Jun 2006 12:29:59 +0000, RochesterNY wrote:
>>
>>> Doing some investigation into my BSOD (the first two error
>>> codes were 0x000000F4 and 0x00000003), I saw some
>>> recommendations that I run pandaware on my computer.
>>>
>>> I did, and the pandaware found 89 "spyware" instances.
>>> But it turned out that these were all cookies. Now I know
>>> that cookies can track my web behavior, and I have my
>>> browsers (mainly Firefox) set to block cookies from most
>>> of the advertising sites, but I'm wondering now if cookies
>>> really can be malicious spyware. Can cookies in
>>> themselves hijack my processor, launch unwanted programs,
>>> that kind of stuff?

>>
>> Panda are spamming assholes and I wouldn't trust anything
>> they say further than I can spit. I'd suggest you go
>> through your cookies and remove Panda eferences. However,
>> the fact that both of your BSODs involve mention of Panda
>> makes me suspicious, and I would definitely be checking for
>> some sort of infestation.
>>
>>

>
> Instead of carrying on this endless thread, why don't you just
> delete the ****ing cookies file(s) after every session or every
> few hours and be done with the problem?
>
> --
> thanatoid-Tip® #25
> Ten boxes with 20 objects in each one are easier to navigate
> than one box with 200 objects in it.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Your talking partitions again <g>.



beachman 06-08-2006 11:01 PM

Re: Cookies as spyware? (long - includes scan log)
 
Different subject about cookies- The POST button has disappered from the
24hoursupport.helpdesk. How do I get it back?
I am having a problem with cookies and need to post it in a new section.


"beenthere" <Waiting@Home.com> wrote in message
news:Ba%hg.6616$n13.2571@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
>
> "thanatoid" <waiting@the.exit.invalid> wrote in message
> news:Xns97DC912DB7E49thanexit@66.250.146.158...
>> "Gary G. Taylor" <notgary@notdonavan.org> wrote in
>> news:pan.2006.06.08.17.57.32.876729@notdonavan.org :
>>
>>> On Thu, 08 Jun 2006 12:29:59 +0000, RochesterNY wrote:
>>>
>>>> Doing some investigation into my BSOD (the first two error
>>>> codes were 0x000000F4 and 0x00000003), I saw some
>>>> recommendations that I run pandaware on my computer.
>>>>
>>>> I did, and the pandaware found 89 "spyware" instances.
>>>> But it turned out that these were all cookies. Now I know
>>>> that cookies can track my web behavior, and I have my
>>>> browsers (mainly Firefox) set to block cookies from most
>>>> of the advertising sites, but I'm wondering now if cookies
>>>> really can be malicious spyware. Can cookies in
>>>> themselves hijack my processor, launch unwanted programs,
>>>> that kind of stuff?
>>>
>>> Panda are spamming assholes and I wouldn't trust anything
>>> they say further than I can spit. I'd suggest you go
>>> through your cookies and remove Panda eferences. However,
>>> the fact that both of your BSODs involve mention of Panda
>>> makes me suspicious, and I would definitely be checking for
>>> some sort of infestation.
>>>
>>>

>>
>> Instead of carrying on this endless thread, why don't you just
>> delete the ****ing cookies file(s) after every session or every
>> few hours and be done with the problem?
>>
>> --
>> thanatoid-Tip® #25
>> Ten boxes with 20 objects in each one are easier to navigate
>> than one box with 200 objects in it.

> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Your talking partitions again <g>.
>




Toolman Tim 06-08-2006 11:26 PM

Re: Cookies as spyware? (long - includes scan log)
 
In news:Ba%hg.6616$n13.2571@newsfe2-win.ntli.net,
beenthere spewed forth:
> "thanatoid" <waiting@the.exit.invalid> wrote in message
> news:Xns97DC912DB7E49thanexit@66.250.146.158...
>> "Gary G. Taylor" <notgary@notdonavan.org> wrote in
>> news:pan.2006.06.08.17.57.32.876729@notdonavan.org :
>>
>>> On Thu, 08 Jun 2006 12:29:59 +0000, RochesterNY wrote:
>>>
>>>> Doing some investigation into my BSOD (the first two error
>>>> codes were 0x000000F4 and 0x00000003), I saw some
>>>> recommendations that I run pandaware on my computer.
>>>>
>>>> I did, and the pandaware found 89 "spyware" instances.
>>>> But it turned out that these were all cookies. Now I know
>>>> that cookies can track my web behavior, and I have my
>>>> browsers (mainly Firefox) set to block cookies from most
>>>> of the advertising sites, but I'm wondering now if cookies
>>>> really can be malicious spyware. Can cookies in
>>>> themselves hijack my processor, launch unwanted programs,
>>>> that kind of stuff?
>>>
>>> Panda are spamming assholes and I wouldn't trust anything
>>> they say further than I can spit. I'd suggest you go
>>> through your cookies and remove Panda eferences. However,
>>> the fact that both of your BSODs involve mention of Panda
>>> makes me suspicious, and I would definitely be checking for
>>> some sort of infestation.
>>>
>>>

>>
>> Instead of carrying on this endless thread, why don't you just
>> delete the ****ing cookies file(s) after every session or every
>> few hours and be done with the problem?
>>
>> --
>> thanatoid-Tip® #25
>> Ten boxes with 20 objects in each one are easier to navigate
>> than one box with 200 objects in it.

> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Your talking partitions again <g>.


Yup. And what is hard about finding something in an alpha-numeric sorted
list of objects - whether the list of objects contains 20, 200, or 20,000,
it's in exactly the right spot.

--
I always finish what I sta



thanatoid 06-09-2006 02:53 AM

Re: Cookies as spyware? (long - includes scan log)
 
<SNIP>

>> thanatoid-Tip® #25
>> Ten boxes with 20 objects in each one are easier to
>> navigate than one box with 200 objects in it.

> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Your talking partitions again <g>.


I came up with a great #26 but forgot it before I had a chance
to commit it to the drive. Sorry. Maybe it'll come back...

BTW I AM right about partitions. AND about cookies. But I AM
also wrong about a lot of things. And I talk too much.

I am thanatoid. I guess.

thanatoid 06-09-2006 03:00 AM

Re: Cookies as spyware? (long - includes scan log)
 
<SNIP>

>>> thanatoid-Tip® #25
>>> Ten boxes with 20 objects in each one are easier to
>>> navigate than one box with 200 objects in it.

>> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> Your talking partitions again <g>.

>
> Yup.


It's just a thanatoid-Tip® inspired by the partition debate. You
don't expect me to come up with a new one every day?!?

> And what is hard about finding something in an
> alpha-numeric sorted list of objects - whether the list of
> objects contains 20, 200, or 20,000, it's in exactly the
> right spot.


Nothing, I suppose, if you enjoy scrolling down a display-for-
morons of a 160GB partition with 700 directories, excuse me,
folders, using Windows Explorer. I don't.

BTW, when was the last time you defragged your C drive in less
than one minute?

--
thanatoid-Tip®
(temporarily suspended by popular demand)


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