Spybot & tracking cookie

  fullyfitted 20:02 23 Mar 2004
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I am using Norton with the recommended security settings on a Win xp platform and every time I run Spybot , usually once a day it identifies the following problem

Avenue A inc , tracking cookie or Tracking site.
This is located in Documents and settings.
I fix the problem each time but the following day it is back again.
According to Spybot , further information, this company claim thy don't do tracking any more.
It seems to be harmless but i am curious as to how it keeps appearig, is there any way i can identify the site of origin?, ie is it some web page that I vist on a regular basis or can I block it totally.
Ps I will be off line for the next hour or so but i will acknowledge any help later,
Many thanks

  TommyRed 20:54 23 Mar 2004

Could there be something present in StartUp which might explain why it is there every day. Go start>run>type msconfig and select startup tab. See if anything unusual in there. HTH TR

  fullyfitted 21:06 23 Mar 2004

Tommyred,
Thanks for the advice,
I've had a quick look at start up and nothing leaps out at me but to be honest there are some items I don't reccognise but I will have a bit of a play aboutand see if I can cure it

Thanks again

  VoG II 21:13 23 Mar 2004

I used to get these all the time but not anymore. I never did find out which sites were responsible. They are relatively harmless anyway.

  fullyfitted 22:13 23 Mar 2004

Vog'
It was idle curiosity that made me ask,
as you say it seems harmless but thanks for the words of comfort

  byfordr 23:28 23 Mar 2004

Do you have spywareblaster installed? click here

  fullyfitted 18:13 24 Mar 2004

Byfordr,

Sorry , can't get the link to open,

I keep getting , a page not available message
I will try again later or find it through Google

Thanks for the help

I usually get that one on my home page virgin.net

  byfordr 20:01 24 Mar 2004

Seems to be there now...R

  fullyfitted 19:20 25 Mar 2004

Byfordr,
yes, got it and added to favouites,

Many thanks I will down load it as soon as poss because although I seem to have got rid of the origonal irritation two more have appeared !

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