GTP keeps trying to infest me with spyware...

Discussion in 'Site Support' started by CFM, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. CFM

    CFM

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    For the last week or so every time I navigate around GTP I keep getting spyware warnings from my Spybot program. Is this something that has been added to GTP intentionally? Everytime the spyware warning comes up, navigation automatically stops and I have to reload the page, sometimes up to 6 or more times to get it to download without the spyware. Even with broadband it is highly frustrating to reload the same pages over and over just so I can look around the GTP. For the record, the warning I am getting is for "Avenue A" spyware. Anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. Terrible Tigers

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    Hi CFM
    FYI I'm on GTP Lite so I'm not getting the adverts... which is no doubt where the warnings are coming from. Does the program say it's a Cookie? If so you may wish to review your browser cookie settings. Personally I block any and all cookies unless they are from the website I'm visiting.

    Cheers

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    I've just dropped by the forums at spywareinfo.com and done a search for "Avenue A" - Indeed it is a cookie. One of the suggestions over there is to set SB's "Immunize" setting to block silently. Hope this makes sense.
     
  3. Jordan

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    The cookie isn't really "spyware" in the sense that most people consider it. Needless to say, I didn't know it was being served through our ads here on GTP. You can learn more about Avenue A's privacy policy, and even opt-out of it's cookies, right here. :)
     
  4. Omero

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    Hot stuff, thanks Jordan.
     
  5. CFM

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    Thanks for the link Jordan, I din't know you could "opt out' of certain cookies like that. Sweet.:tup: Everything's loading fine now:)