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jwr4@webtv.net
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      03-11-2004, 08:06 AM
When using eBay last night, at first on the eBay homepage, and again on
the next several pages, a box popped up saying, "Spybot S&D reports that
you want to download "DoubleClick". This is a known threat. Do you want
to BLOCK this download? Yes. No."

This popped up when I first got to the eBay homepage. I clicked "Yes" to
block. Then I went to the next page, where the same box popped up with
the same message. Again I clicked yes to block.

When I went to the next page, this box popped up again, and again I had
to click yes to block.

I appreciate Spybot warning about the trouble, but is there any way to
make the block permanant so the warning box doesn't pop up every time I
go to a different page.




 
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      03-11-2004, 08:48 AM
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> When using eBay last night, at first on the eBay homepage, and again
> on the next several pages, a box popped up saying, "Spybot S&D reports
> that you want to download "DoubleClick". This is a known threat. Do
> you want to BLOCK this download? Yes. No."
>
> This popped up when I first got to the eBay homepage. I clicked "Yes"
> to block. Then I went to the next page, where the same box popped up
> with the same message. Again I clicked yes to block.
>
> When I went to the next page, this box popped up again, and again I
> had to click yes to block.
>
> I appreciate Spybot warning about the trouble, but is there any way to
> make the block permanant so the warning box doesn't pop up every time
> I go to a different page.
>
>
>
>
>


Is "Block silently" what you are looking for ? Try the immunizations
page and find the drop-down combo box.

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Beauregard T. Shagnasty
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      03-11-2004, 12:05 PM
Quoth the raven (E-Mail Removed):

> When using eBay last night, at first on the eBay homepage, and
> again on the next several pages, a box popped up saying, "Spybot
> S&D reports that you want to download "DoubleClick". This is a
> known threat. Do you want to BLOCK this download? Yes. No."


In addition to Doc's advice to "block silently" be aware that the
doubleclick tracking cookie is just that - a cookie, and is not a
malicious threat. Annoying to be sure, but not malicious.

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jwr4@webtv.net
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      03-11-2004, 11:27 PM
If Doubleclick is not malicious, why does Spybot refer to it as a "known
threat"?




 
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Beauregard T. Shagnasty
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      04-11-2004, 02:28 AM
Quoth the raven (E-Mail Removed):

> If Doubleclick is not malicious, why does Spybot refer to it as a
> "known threat"?


Everything is a threat to them. It is merely a cookie. Browsers and
hosts files can block these with ease.

http://www.pestpatrol.com/PestInfo/d/doubleclick.asp

Since you're using WebTV, I have no further advice on how you could
tighten up your security.

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jwr4@webtv.net
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      04-11-2004, 09:13 AM
I also have an IBM PC, two Tandy's, a 1980's Compaq portable, and a
TI/4A.

Of the PCs, the IMB sees the most use. Webtv is handy becasue I don't
have to worry about spyware, etc.




 
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