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#16 Zepx

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:50 PM

Is there no solution to this problem? Been days.

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#17 Abydos

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:35 AM

Hi Zepx I've been busy, so haven't answered posts. Sorry 'bout that. Understand that I can't promise the removal of this stubborn cookie. I can show you work-arounds and in the event we get rid of it, how to stay clear of it in the future. I need to utilise some malware removal programs, and normally this is not something we are allowed to in the tech-forums. So I have to go ask for permission and advice on this. Hope I have your understanding on this. I'll return as soon as I get a answer. Regards

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#18 Zepx

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:36 AM

I'm well ready for it. I'm also available to Instant Messenger (Windows Live Messenger), if the forum disallows you to do it to post the steps here.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:42 AM

Hi Zepx Thanks for the offer, but no thanks. I don't offer advice on a private basis, and I would feel like I was going behind the back of WTT and its members. I understand that this cookie is annoying to say the least, have experienced myself. We will get to it, but in a orderly manner. Regards

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#20 Zepx

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:43 AM

Alright :).

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:06 AM

Ok. I have posted my questions in a private forum closed for normal members. I'll await the answers to those, and when I have clear instructions on how to proceed, I will get back to you. 'til then. Cheers

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#22 Abydos

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:48 AM

Hi Mick

I need to do some deeper research on how to remove it permanently with the tools
available for us tech's.

In the meantime, I would like you to do the following.

Follow the how to guide on opening your Hosts file in Vista.

http://geekswithblog...ileInVista.aspx

Next copy the following lines from inside the code box:

127.0.0.1 ad.yieldmanager.com
127.0.0.1 api.yieldmanager.com
127.0.0.1 content.yieldmanager.com
127.0.0.1 content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net
127.0.0.1 my.yieldmanager.com

Insert (paste) them just under the local host.
In the top-menu, under Files, choose save. Close Notepad.

Check to see if you still get the popups.

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Edited by Abydos, 09 April 2009 - 09:27 AM.

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 08:02 PM

Just a FYI, MVPS Hosts file has 12 entries for yieldmanager.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 04:58 AM

Hi again Zepx

One of our fine Admins found this little gem, and may be what is needed!

In the article, find the link for the opt-out for content.Yieldmanager.edgesuite.net
Click it, and a new cookie will be replacing it, telling them you no longer want their ad's,
nor tracking cookie. If it works as intented that is.

http://findarticles....n27985560/pg_6/

Direct link: http://content.yield...et/opt_out.html

Next you should make sure, that you block 3rd party cookies in your IE settings and in Firefox.

In IE internet options, privacy tab, move the slider to block for 3rd party cookies.

In Firefox, tools, settings, privacy, remove checkmark/tick in accept 3rd party cookies if present.

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Could you provide the last entries for the Hosts file?


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Edited by Abydos, 09 April 2009 - 09:27 AM.

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#25 Ztruker

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 08:08 PM

These are the entries in the MVPS hosts file that include yieldmanager:

127.0.0.1 www.danworld.net #[content.yieldmanager.com]
127.0.0.1 delb.myspace.com #[ad.yieldmanager.com]
127.0.0.1 content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net
127.0.0.1 content.rmxads.com #[content.yieldmanager.com]
127.0.0.1 content.yieldmanager.com #[Panda.Spyware:Cookie/YieldManager]
127.0.0.1 open.ad.yieldmanager.net #[Wildcard DNS]
127.0.0.1 e.yieldmanager.net
127.0.0.1 l.yieldmanager.net
127.0.0.1 api.yieldmanager.com #[api.se.yieldmanager.com]
127.0.0.1 my.yieldmanager.com #[Ewido.TrackingCookie.Yieldmanager]
127.0.0.1 ad.firstadsolution.com #[ad.yieldmanager.com]
127.0.0.1 ad.yieldmanager.com #[MVPS.Criteria]

As you'll see, some do not have yieldmanager in the url but are known yieldmanager sites.

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#26 Abydos

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 02:26 AM

Thanks Ztruker :thumbup: @Zepx You should include the remaining / missing entries as well. Same procedure as above. Regards

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#27 Zepx

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 09:11 PM

Sorry, I'm really lost here. 1. I've tried clicking on the Opt-Out thingy website 2. My Tracking cookies remain showing pop ups 3. Must I paste those Host stuff inside my host file? Edit: I've included the ad.yieldmanager in my host file. It definitely does not load. I understand how to stop it, but is there any way to remove completely the regeneration of these ad.yieldmanager ads?

Edited by Zepx, 14 April 2009 - 09:27 PM.


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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:05 AM

Sorry, I'm really lost here.


No more than us B)


Edit: I've included the ad.yieldmanager in my host file. It definitely does not load. I understand how to stop it, but is there any way to remove completely the regeneration of these ad.yieldmanager ads?


If the Hosts file works ok for you, I wouldn't worry about it. The day may come when they have
found a automated tool which will remove it. Right now, you can only hope to find the program
it is piggy back riding. With the tools allowed to us in the tech area, theres not much more we
can do.

Remember to block those pesky 3rd. party cookies in your browser(s).

You could also consider install Spybot S&D and/or SpywareBlaster. Both programs will add known
domain names to your Hosts file as part of their protection, and this way block you from harm. If
deciding for only one, you take SpywareBlaster. If Spybot is decided as well, uncheck teatimer function,
the real-time protection module. Unless you want it to be your real-time protection vs. anti-spyware,
altho I'll recommend a better program for that if you want.

Spywareblaster
Spybot S&D

If you only want a full hosts file protection, consider MVP's Hosts File. Altho, on some systems, it can
cause a slowdown in browsing.

MVP's Hosts File
How to download and install the Hosts File


Regards

Edited by Abydos, 15 April 2009 - 12:12 AM.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:42 AM

Hello Zepx; I am a bit late but there seems to be something wrong in your log. I have studied your HijackThis logs and there appears a process called conime.exe that went undetected through the scanners. Can you please look into the Task Manager and see if it is running now? :)

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#30 Zepx

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 12:43 AM

Yes it is running.

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