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  1. It could be that Earthlink are using the Omniture tracking cookie, to also hold your username for login etc.. they shouldn't really do that, because there is of course a chance that the tracking cookie is gonna get removed... also if they are doing that, then they are tracking you (as a named user (not anonymous) ) across their systems. In this case, it should be investigated and determined if their privacy policy actually mentions that they will do this.... I don't have the time to look into this at the moment I am afraid, and neither do I care enough..... but I guess Lavasoft are on the case....
  2. lee88. I apologize. My response was directed towards Lavasoft regarding the reason for detecting the cookie in the first place. However, I have no recommendations on how to get your ignore list working. This sounds like a bug to me. //Steve
  3. If you need some help Lavasoft, googling 2o7.net will find you plenty of info, and plenty of other occasions where Ad-Aware (as far back as 2004) has been detecting this well-known tracking cookie domain. If you read on the Omniture website, you will see that they provide cookie services for their clients. This explains the detection of earthlink.122.2o7.net. These cookies are supposed to provide Omniture clients (such as Earthlink), information about how their users use their websites and services. Whether or not they choose to share this information is totally up to the client NOT Omniture. see Omniture privacy policy here http://www.omniture.com/privacy/product (there is also a nice little "2o7.net explained" link there on the menu) for a nice specific case write-up, see here http://www.p3pwriter.com/LRN_191.asp and pay particular attention to the last line, mentioning Lavasoft. The question here is ARE these cookies actually a risk to a user's privacy? If they are only provided by a company that does web analytics, but the information is kept STRICTLY with the client for whom this service is provided, then this is hardly an invasion of privacy... especially when the data collected is completely anonymous. If this is the case, and anti-spyware companies still plan to flag these cookies, then maybe they should be flagging things like Google Analytics which do pretty much the same... Anyway... Lavasoft are of course the experts here, so they will already know about everything I have written in this post, including how to address the problem...
  4. Laurence, did you do an Ad-Aware scan which required you to reboot, and then you uninstalled Ad-Aware before rebooting? (just a theory) //Steve
  5. Korab. If you only purchased one SE Plus license before, then it entitled you to install it only on one computer at a time. The fact that you could install it on several machines, does not mean that you were allowed to... because you weren't with the number of licenses you purchased. The new version of Ad-Aware enforces the licensing model better than the previous methods, so if you want all three computers having plus/pro, you will have to buy 2 more licenses.
  6. SpySentinel. Are you suggesting that this user gets Ad-Watch running by using a work-around that lowers the protection capabilities of his anti-virus software and thus exposes his computer to risk? Do you consider that responsible advice?
  7. Funtimes. When the download became available. That is, definition 179 was "born on the 4th July", and you happened to run your updater on the 5th. Cheers //Steve
  8. I suspect a case of "stubborn cookies" here. Possibly kernel-mode cookies....
  9. I suspect he was referring to the fact that your email may get picked up by spammers, and may already have been... I would also recommend that you do not publish your email address on a public forum
  10. Michael, are you quoting Lavasoft or do you work for them? You said we (Lavasoft). I would be careful making statements like that unless you A. Work for Lavasoft or B. Specify the reference to the Lavasoft statement you have taken your information from. //Steve
  11. Though it should be noted that these reg entries ARE sometimes modified by malware, and although you can ignore them this time round, if they change to a value that contains an exe file or some other file you do not recognise, and is flagged by Ad-Aware, you should quarantine it, or at least ask in the forums. Some other security applications will modify them themselves, and this is good to remember in case you do a scan with something else, and this results in another Ad-Aware detection. In these cases you can most likely ignore them - but be on your guard. //Steve
  12. http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=883
  13. Actually that key is not targeted by Holystic dialer and other malware, but rather subkeys are created under it for the malware... In this case I believe AAW should be detecting something such as software\local appwizard-generated applications\holXXXXXX or software\local appwizard-generated applications\holiXXXXXX ref: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=h...amp;btnG=Search
  14. jimandi, did you receive any form of error message before the computer restarted? this may help to understand the problem better....