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Every morning Spyware Doctor finds: TrustyHound!rem

What is it and why does it keep showing up after I repair it?

Thanks,

Oreally

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Not enough information.

What do the good folks at Spyware Doctor's support channel have to say?

From the little information you have given, it looks like a "remnant" of
something being alerted to (where, is anyones' guess since that
information was withheld).



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Oreally wrote:

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And WHAT is SD detecting?  Cookies maybe?  Well, those are just text
files and get recreated if you visit the same site you visited before
that deposited those cookies.  You don't specify under what category of
spyware is the alert on Tustyhound.rem, and cookies are NOT spyware or
malware, just text files.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_cookies

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| Every morning Spyware Doctor finds: TrustyHound!rem

| What is it and why does it keep showing up after I repair it?

| Thanks,

Totally insufficient information.  A log snippet would help.


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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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adbrite.com.........spyware tracking

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| adbrite.com.........spyware tracking

And that it supposed to shed more light ?

I did write "A log snippet would help."
Meaning copy and paste an extract of the Spyware Doctor log showing this event.



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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Did you receive the log?

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| Did you receive the log?

No log or snippet of a log was posted.


--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Oreally wrote:

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Sure looks like you are asking about a cookie (.txt file) that was
created for the adbrite.com domain (an advertisement content provider).
Again, cookies are NOT malware.

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Just wondering why it shows up every day?



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Oreally wrote:

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Make sure history is enabled in the web browser (for many days).  Make
sure you are not deleting that history on exit from the web browser or
using other privacy or cleanup utilities that wipe the web browser's
history.  When you notice the COOKIE showing up, go look at your history
to see where you've been.  You are visiting the same sites as before so
they are saving the same cookies on your host.  Doing the same thing
everyday results in the same effects.

Why do you even have your anti-malware program scanning for tracking
cookies?  They are NOT malware.  In fact, if you are really concerned
about having your web navigation tracked using cookies then configure
your web browser to delete them all when you exit that web browser.  If
you have some sites where you really want to keep around their cookies
then add those domain to the web browser's whitelist.

Any anti-malware that goes reporting on cookies as though they were
malware is bloating their product so the user sees that it catches
something.  They don't want their customers to think their product
doesn't catch anything or does not catch much.  Disable cookie checking
in your anti-malware product and instead figure out how to do some
decent cookie management.

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Thanks for the heads up!

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