Re: blocking data miners?

From: miss calm (dufize.aram_at_nospam.cat)
Date: 02/24/04


Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 19:31:50 -0000


"Chuckles" <Iamawalrus@guessnot.com> wrote in message
news:hLCdnc2_99P5P6bd4p2dnA@telcove.net...
> Robin T Cox wrote:
>
> > "miss calm" <dufize.aram@nospam.cat> wrote in
> > news:c1fme5$bo7$1@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk:
> >
> >
> >>I know what tracking co. does, and what data miners do. But how do do
> >>they get onto my computer and how do you permanently block them or
> >>remove their roots?
> >>I have AdAware running and it is constantly popping up that it is
> >>finding Tracking Co etc,. "Any ideas?...Ad Aware, SpyBot and Webroot
> >>aren't doing it? and my avg doesent block it?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> > Windows systems are most commonly infected by means of so-called
'drive-by
> > downloads', which are explained here:
> > http://news.com.com/2100-1023-877568.html?tag=nl
> >
> > To block this kind of tactic, you *must* use a battery of measures, and
not
> > just hope that one or two programs will do the trick. By far and away
the
> > most comprehensive and simple approach is given here:
> > http://www.geocities.com/yosponge/
> >
> >
> >
> Refuse all cookies. This will take care of your problem.

that sounds great Chuckles. But what would be the outcome in terms of my
Internet? Would it affect any programmes or access to sites?