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Jan J

Question about 2o7 (spyware or not)???

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Over the past couple years, I've seen 2o7 turn up in Ad-Aware Plus scans.... along with other items.....

 

A little over a year ago, I started blocking keywords in my router, and significantly reduced the amount of those keywords in subsequent Ad-Aware scans.... Now I'm not trying to eliminate Ad-Aware Plus from my system, just augment it with keyword blocking in my router. By doing this, I see much less Doubleclick, Fastclick, Clicktracks entries in subsequent Ad-Aware scans... It appears to be helping somewhat....

 

My question is not about blocking in a router.... My question is specifically about 2o7 Is this Spyware, and should it be blocked (like I still see occasionally in Ad-Aware scans?), or is this a benign item that should be passed? I seem to be in a discussion about this specific item at another forum, where it is claimed that it isn't something that should be blocked.....

I figured that if any place should know if somthing is something I should block or not, it would be here!!!

 

Should 2o7 be allowed out or should I block it?

 

Thanks much....

 

Jan

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Hi and welcome Jan J!

 

My question is specifically about 2o7 Is this Spyware,

I think this one is a Tracking Cookie you see in your Ad-Aware logs (If so, it's harmless).

But to be sure can you please do a Full System Scan with your Ad-Aware and Please post the results as a reply (don't remove anything which is found).

 

Before you do a scan, launch Ad-Aware SE and check for any Definition File updates.

 

Regards

Malou

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Hi Jan J

 

Yes, its a tracking cookie. It reports back to Omniture 207.net server (for lack of the correct word), a third-party, to track traffic to a site. Been there, done that. My ISP uses it so I don't even frequent their pages any more.

Here is my thread and a link in the thread to that site and their policy.

http://www.castlecops.com/t122057-Cant_get...net_cookie.html

(No offense Lavasoft, just my experience).

 

I put it in Restricted Site/Block Third-Party Cookies. I finally got it stopped.

 

google it too. Info there.

 

Hope this helps.

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Hi Jan J,

 

If you want greater control over those pesky tracking cookies (intrusive and annoying) look at my post in this thread for a download link and screen-shots of a small, free utility called CookieWall by analogX (and no, I don't have any connection whatsoever with the product/site) ;) : Create a rule to allow cookies, Allow certain cookies

 

Regards,

 

Spike

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Thanks to all on this subject....

I used the router at first to see if it would work, and this posting was due to a posting elsewhere where I was told otherwise.

 

Thanks for the direction... and suggestions!!!

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