View Full Version : Cookies galore

10-10-2004, 01:52 PM
Just had a rather interesting experience.

After clearing out internet explorers history, temp files, cookies, etc etc went to PF1s Spyware thread to get the link to Trend Micro for a scan, did the scan then just happened to see how many cookies have been planted by viewing Xtra's homepage (must change that ;-)), 3 PF1 pages and the TM thing.

Want to guess how many?

How about a mere 284. :O

I'm sure I dont need all those. ;-)

Peter H
10-10-2004, 04:27 PM
Well, they don't do any harm.

11-10-2004, 12:52 AM
Set your browser to delete the Cookies on closing.

11-10-2004, 01:37 AM
Nowadays I use Firefox, but occasionally go back to Internet Explorer for sites that need it.
My home page for that is XtraMSN - and each time I get a warning from Spybot S & D about a "known threat" with an offer to block it (which naturally I accept)
The names vary. The latest was something called Avenue A.Inc.
Bearing that in mind, I'm not surprised you have a lot of cookies if you use IE constantly.
Seems like time someone made Xtra fess up about the extra stuff they're loading on - and presumably being paid for?
Recommending deletion is fine - if you suspect they're there.
When on IE, I had suspect sites. Didn't expect Xtra was one of them.

11-10-2004, 01:53 AM

Xtra, part of Telescam.

Telescam, part of Evil Empire.

Have a nice day.