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Kudos0

How do I block access to specific web sites?

There are several web sites that are accessed from within certain online newspapers that I would like to block.  Can someone tell me how to block any access to these specific web sites from within the online newspaper pages?  I have Windows XP Professional and the current version of Norton Antivvirus.

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Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

There are several web sites that are accessed from within certain online newspapers that I would like to block.  Can someone tell me how to block any access to these specific web sites from within the online newspaper pages?  I have Windows XP Professional and the current version of Norton Antivvirus.

Kudos1

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Hi Bond220,


Welcome to Norton Community!


You won't be able to block access to the specific Web sites via Norton AntiVirus. You can try configuring the Content Advisor in your Internet Explorer to block those sites. Refer to the following article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310401


Yogesh


Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

bond220,

Adding the website you want to block to the HOSTS file might work. 

Here's some info on the subject:  http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/block-websites-using-hosts-file/

and here:  http://labnol.blogspot.com/2005/01/easy-but-powerful-way-to-block-ads.html

It sounds more complicated than it really is.  You just add the website you want to block to the bottom of the HOSTS file. 

MartyNIS-2009 Vista-32bit; NIS-2010 Win7-64bit
Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Hi all,

I have been looking for a way to block one specific cookie that keeps showing up when I run a quick scan with NIS 2010 but I didn't get to find anything that solves this.

My computer runs on Windows 7 and I use Mozilla Firefox 3.5.9. This browser has a feature where you can create a list of those cookies you want to allow and of those you want to block. I have included this particular cookie in the blocked list, but it does not work. The cookie keeps being caught by NIS and I understand the risk is low, but this has become a great annoyance for me.

This is what NIS tells me, everyday, after I run a manual scan:

[quote]

Tracking cookie: Cookie: myname@atdmt.com/

Removed

Orphan cookie cleanup

Removed

[/quote]

In Firefox I have the "Accept cookies from sites" box unchecked and I also have the name of this cookie listed as "atdmt.com" under Exceptions as blocked.  All this not withstanding, the cookie still keeps showing up. 

Puzzling and annoying, to say the least.  I will be very grateful if anyone shows me how to block this cookie.

Thanks

Lin Yu

Kudos1

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

HI Lin Yu

The following link is supposed to opt out of the atdmt cookie. It is provided by Atlas Solutions.

http://www.atdmt.com/CookieActions.aspx

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~William Ewart Gladstone
Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

This seems to have done the trick.  Thanks for the lead.

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

mdturner,

Thank you for your prompt reply. Someone already seems to have benefited from your information. In my own case, I had just run a manual quick scan and the "atdmt.com" tracking cookie had been resolved.  It may have been for this reason that when I tried to get to the link you provided I got this message:

[Quote]

STATUS OF COOKIE

No Atlas Cookie

You do not have an Atlas cookie on your computer.

If you attempted to opt-out it may have failed due to your browser settings.

       --  Your browser may not support cookies.

       --  Your browser may have disabled websites from storing cookies on your computer.

                                                    ===opt-out of the Atlas cookie===

[Unquote]

The last line in the above message is a clickable option which I chose to click, but I'm not sure whether this option would be for the case where the virus had been encountered  OR if it would trigger some kind of action that would prevent the cookie from installing in the future. I just do not know. Whatever happened (if anything happened) it was not visible to my eyes.

What I plan to do is I will wait until tomorrow or so and run again the link you provided to see what happens.

Meanwhile, if you have any further thoughts about this, please let me know. Otherwise, I will report back the results of my next attempt, as I mentioned above.

Cheers.

Lin Yu

Kudos1

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Hi LinYu2

It seems that you have already blocked cookies from your browser and that should be good enough to keep the atdmt cookie off your system.

We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~William Ewart Gladstone
Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Hello LinYu2

FWIW

blocking third party cookies does not interfere with the opt-out preference you set for Yahoo, Microsoft and Google. Instead of using a yieldmanager.com cookie to store your preference, Yahoo stores it in a Yahoo.com cookie. Likewise, Microsoft uses a live.com cookie when it's prevented from creating an atdmt.com cookie.

http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Blocking%20cookies

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Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?


mdturner wrote:

Hi LinYu2

It seems that you have already blocked cookies from your browser and that should be good enough to keep the atdmt cookie off your system.


mdturner,

Thanks for your continued assistance. I understand what you say and it makes a lot of sense to me. However, I have these settings in place for a few years already, and the fact is, all other cookies seem to be  blocked, but not this particular one. Let me explain:

I only check the "Accept cookies from sites" box in Mozilla Firefox when so requested by the site that I'm trying to access. Other than that, I keep it permanently unchecked. More frequently than not, I forget to go back and uncheck this box. When I later notice that it is checked, if I open the "Show cookies" box I can see all those cookies that have been installed while the box was checked. This makes sense, because this is the way it is supposed to be.

But as long as I keep the box unchecked, no cookies are installed at all, except for this particular one  --  the little rascal atdmt.com...

I must also add this:

Contrary to other tracking cookies, which show up in the above mentioned Firefox cookie box, and that are eventually caught by NIS, this atdmt.com cookie rarely, if ever, shows up in that box. It just gets caught by NIS when doing a manual scan, period.

What does this mean? I don't know. But I suspect that this behavior might have something to do with the fact that this cookie keeps installing itself, even when I have the "Accept cookies from sites" box unchecked.

I think I may have read somewhere that this atdmt.com cookie has something to do with Microsoft, and this last poster (bjm_) seems to imply the same idea. Not that it makes much difference from wherever it may come, but I find it interesting that it may be seeded by Microsoft, anyway.

So, these are the facts, as best I can lay them out for you. I hope you can provide some more specific guidance that enables me to finally get rid of this pest.... It is the only one that keeps showing up after a scan and this triggers one last question: Why are all other tracking cookies being blocked but this one?

Thank you very much for kind cooperation.

Lin Yu

Kudos2

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?


LinYu2 wrote:

Contrary to other tracking cookies, which show up in the above mentioned Firefox cookie box, and that are eventually caught by NIS, this atdmt.com cookie rarely, if ever, shows up in that box. It just gets caught by NIS when doing a manual scan, period.

What does this mean?


Hi LinYu2,

myname@atdmt.com looks like a cookie stored in Internet Explorer, rather than Firefox.  Even if you do not browse with IE, other Microsoft programs such as Windows Media Player, Windows Live Mail and Windows Live Messenger can all pick up cookies based on the cookie options you have set in IE's Privacy settings.  You may want to delete your IE cookies as explained here and see this post for configuring IE's Privacy settings to block tracking cookies.

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?


SendOfJive wrote:

myname@atdmt.com looks like a cookie stored in Internet Explorer, rather than Firefox.  Even if you do not browse with IE, other Microsoft programs such as Windows Media Player, Windows Live Mail and Windows Live Messenger can all pick up cookies based on the cookie options you have set in IE's Privacy settings.  You may want to delete your IE cookies as explained here and see this post for configuring IE's Privacy settings to block tracking cookies.


SendOfJive:

I followed, step by step, all your recommendations. It DOES seem to work. I'm crossing my fingers!... I will report back later today or tomorrow.

Thank you very, very much.

Lin Yu

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Hi LinYu2

happy to read issue resolved...

since you see find atdmt.com in Firefox...may I ask > what is your FF "Keep until" setting & have you considered adding atdmt.com to FF "Exceptions" - "Block" 

IE cookie may populate to FF ?...I may have never experienced IE to FF ( ? ) because

My primary browser is FF 3.6.3 and I have always set IE cookie settings as SendOfJive advised... Accept First - Block Third

we all learn as one learns

happy atdmt issue resolved!

$.02

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Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?


SendOfJive wrote:

myname@atdmt.com looks like a cookie stored in Internet Explorer, rather than Firefox.  Even if you do not browse with IE, other Microsoft programs such as Windows Media Player, Windows Live Mail and Windows Live Messenger can all pick up cookies based on the cookie options you have set in IE's Privacy settings.  You may want to delete your IE cookies as explained here and see this post for configuring IE's Privacy settings to block tracking cookies.


 SendOfJive:

I followed, step by step, all your recommendations. It DOES seem to work. I'm crossing my fingers!... I will report back later today or tomorrow.

Thank you very, very much.

Lin Yu


SendOfJive,

Bad news... I regret to have to say it, but my hopes were unfounded. It DOES NOT work! Today, I already ran two scans, at two different times, and the son of a gun still keeps bugging me...

As I said, I did all the steps as per your suggestions and my first scans did not yield anything, which means that no bugs were there. Later on, I did another run and the cookie showed up. Since NIS automatically cleans these tracking cookies, it did not show when I did another scan right afterwards. 

A few minutes ago I gave it another try and there it was again...

Any further thoughts, please?

Thanks.

Lin Yu

Kudos1

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

You could try adding atdmt.com to the per site list as a blocked entry in IE.

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Thanks for your immediate reply...

Just two things: First, please be aware that I very seldom use IE. My browser is Firefox.; an second, how do I accomplish this last task you suggest?

Cheers.

Kudos1

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

In IE, go to Tools > Internet Options > Privacy tab >Sites button.  You can also block this in Firefox via Tools > Options > Privacy tab > Exceptions button.  I would set this in both browsers because, as mentioned earlier, the IE setting will affect other programs on your PC that connect online.

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

OK. But isn't this exactly what I did by following your first recommendations? And as I have said, it seemed to work but, in fact, it didn't.

Kudos1

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Did you already specifically block this site in the exceptions list?

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Indeed! "atdmt.com" in both browsers.

Kudos1

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Do you use Windows Live Mail?

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

I do use Windows Live Hotmail, which reads like this in the address line:

http://co118w.col118.mail.live.com/

Kudos2

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Logging into Hotmail will set this cookie, apparently no matter what your privacy settings are.

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6132_102-0.html?threadID=348991

http://support.mozilla.com/si/forum/1/200342

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

SendOfJive,

Great job! It's a shame we can only give a kudo at each message... I would give you at least five for your persistent effort, if I could, and they would be well deserved....   

Two great things: By giving a quick look at those links, I just found (I already suspected it...) that I have lots of good company in this little hell. And you just provided two more great links that I will read with much care and attention. I still hope that something must be effective at stopping "great monster" MS...  

Now it's getting a little late around here. I will come back tomorrow and report any findings.

Thanks and cheers!

Kudos1

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

SendOfJive,

I'm back... And have some news, but still no solution.

From the links you provided, I could learn a few interesting facts about this issue. Among them, I could find a number of alleged or proposed solutions, even though, to my best knowledge, none of them work. I tried a few of them, to be sure, and invariably ended up at ground zero.

From this exercise, here are a few observations of my own:

--  In my particular case, at least, neither IE nor Firefox nor Hotmail seem to have anything to do with the offender...

--  The real culprit is solely "Mister" Outlook 2007... 

--  I made a number of logins to all of them and, invariably (no one single exception) the adtmt.com cookie never showed up, except immediately after logging in to Outlook. Every single time...

--  These logins were done randomly, not all in a row for each of those applications individually. The result was always the same.

Interestingly, I also found that the somehow generalized opinion that Microsoft was behind this shame proves to be true. In fact, MS fully acknowledges the fact but refuses (or at least has been resisting, while it can) to stop doing it or provide a mechanism for the end user to decide whether she wants to accept it or not.

Microsoft says: " InternetSetCookie will unconditionally create a cookie even if  'Block all cookies' is set in IE This behavior can be viewed as a breach of privacy..."

So why on earth doesn't  MS cease and desist  --  or have any rogue that may be acting on its behalf cease and desist  --  from seeding garbage into everyone's computers without any recourse? For a moment, one gets a little confused, wondering if one, even without knowing it, has landed in China... Or worse!

One user of the Mozilla forums had something quite interesting to say about the issue and what EVERYONE affected must be doing in order to have everyone's rights protected. Please check his posting dated 3/10/2010 about the Tracking cookie atdmt.com:

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6132_102-0.html?threadID=348991&start=15&tag=forum-w;forums06

I don't want to be a pest but, as always, your comments will be very welcome.

Cheers

Lin Yu

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Thank you LinYu2 and SendOfJive

Very interesting and informative dialog

I'm wondering if SpwareBlaster  would prevent atdmt ?

The cnet link provided by SendOfJive points to SpwareBlaster as a preventative

When I ran IE as my primary browser...SpywareBlaster was a great adjunct app.

When I migrated to Firefox...I dropped SB thinking the app was only for IE

Your dialog has prompted me to re-think SpywareBlaster

Thanks ! 

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Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

 bjm_

It would be great if you could try and determine exactly which app(s) trigger the appearance of atdmt.com in your system.  In my case, I still did not find any other instance that "seeds" atdmt.com into mine, other than when I launch Outlook 2007. And this is immediate. It suffices that you just login and logout right after  --  go look, it will be there! 

Your situation may be different, but if you decide to take the effort, please make sure that you keep as few as possible applications open, to make the process simpler. 

Meanwhile, by all means, if you can be sure MS is behind it, as I believe it is, hey, bug the FTC, bug your representative, bug your senator, bug everyone who may have the power to do something about it!  Do NOT circumvent exercising your rights as a consumer and a citizen, by going around and swallow the bullet, looking for apps that "might" counter it, while MS laughs at you, tells you that "it will unconditionally create a cookie" and that this "may be viewed as a breach of privacy"  and still refuses to do what would be so simple for them to do...

How much is enough?

Cheers

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Hi LinYu2

By my interest in your issue I may have given the impression that I also have the issue...

Sorry, if my posts presented that impression. AFAIK I do not recall the appearance of atdmt.com on my system.

I only run web based email clients...so, cannot test user based email client ie: Outlook

My interest was peaked as you run FF as primary browser. I assumed the absence of atdmt on my Sys was due to my FF & IE browser setup/add-ons. So, I tried to post help before fully comprehending atdmt. Your posts and SendOfJive enlightened me re atdmt

The use of Outlook as you offer is credible as I do not run Outlook and you have browsers setup per SendOfJive.

If my posts were an intrusion...please excuse

Cheers

SendOfJive wrote: Logging into Hotmail will set this cookie, apparently no matter what your privacy settings are.

I log into free Hotmail account daily via FF and do not find atdmt.  IDK

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Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Update to LinYu2

Hi LinYu2

FWIW

I installed SywareBlaster SpwareBlaster ....I now find in FF Cookie Exceptions a long list of new Sites with Block....  included in this listing is atdmt.com.

I do not recall the appearance of atdmt.com on my system.

IDK if this will prevent atdmt.com with Outlook...as M$ may use live.com or ? as a way to seed your system. 

IE with SpywareBlaster also presents a long list of new sites...included in this listing is atdmt.com with Always Block.

IDK if this will prevent atdmt.com with Outlook...as M$ may use live.com or ? as a way to seed your system.

$.02

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Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?


SendOfJive wrote:

Logging into Hotmail will set this cookie, apparently no matter what your privacy settings are.

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6132_102-0.html?threadID=348991

http://support.mozilla.com/si/forum/1/200342


SendOfJive,

Just a few more words as a wrap up to this subject...

To summarize:

First, let me confirm, as I already stated before in my posting about the latest steps I took, that all my observations and conclusions remain unchanged to this moment. I only get the atdmt cookie when I click to open Outlook 2007, and I always get it when I do it, no exception. On the other hand, I still did not encounter one single instance where this cookie would show up without opening Outlook.   

It seems we have hit a dead-end, so to speak, since I kind of came to the conclusion that, in fact, there is no solution for my troubles regarding atdmt.com, before getting Microsoft to do something about this. And, all things being equal, this would be just short of a miracle!

Anyway, I wish you could still come here one more time with your final take on this weird situation... And I call it weird on the basis of the conclusion that MS is actually the one to be faulted for this, which may prove to be wrong.

Can you please give us your final thoughts on this?

In any case, I also want to reiterate my sincere thanks for all the help you kindly provided in this matter.

Cheers

Lin Yu

Kudos1

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Hi LinYu2,

Atlas Solutions is a part of Microsoft Advertising so it is small wonder that this cookie gets placed by so many programs associated with Microsoft.  Do you use the Microsoft Office Outlook Hotmail Connector?  That is one way this cookie may be installing via Outlook but there are likely many other ways this may be happening, as well.  Did you use the link provided by mdturner to opt out of this cookie?  If so you will not be tracked but you will still show an atdmt cookie.  This "Opt-out cookie" prevents your user id from being used and also keeps Atlas from installing any more cookies that would track you.  So this may be the cookie you are seeing and, if so, you need to keep it because deleting it will once again allow Atlas to set tracking cookies.  Please see the explanation of this "Opt-out cookie" on this Atlas Privacy Policy page:

http://www.atlassolutions.com/optout.aspx

One final thought about tracking cookies (and I bring this up because many people are unfamiliar with what tracking cookies actually do):  Tracking cookies do not follow you everywhere you go and log every site that you visit.  Instead they simply let the company know when you visit a site that is affiliated with them.  For example, if you go to two separate sites that host Atlas ads, Atlas will know that you did so.  If one site happens to be a car shopping site and the next site is about Germany, there may be an ad for a German automobile in your future, thanks to Atlas.  If you go to a third site that does not have an affiliation with Atlas, maybe a site about Chevrolets let's say, Atlas will never know and you will not be targeted with Chevy ads.  So, while there is certainly a lot that a company can learn about you by connecting the dots that a tracking cookie provides, and this can be a serious privacy concern, a tracking cookie does not watch everything you do on the internet.  The reason for most tracking cookies is to facilitate ad targeting and to gather statistical data about ad viewership and to establish correlations among various ads and websites.

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

SendOfJive,

Thanks for your detailed and objective explanation about the tracking cookies. I had the same general idea and, to be honest, my concern has not much to do with having some cookie passing information to others on which sites I visit. For me, personally, this does not come out as a big breach of my privacy, as I am not even an occasional visitor, let alone a client, of any shady or dubious site. And knowing the source of this particular cookie, I tend to feel even more relaxed, in the sense that I don't feel inclined to admit the information might be used for illegal purposes.

The main thing is, however, the principle. I hardly will ever accept that someone  --  anyone  --  could do something, using my own computer, against my will and with no easy recourse from my side. And this is it.

Once again, thank you very much for the splendid job you did on this matter.

Take care.

Lin Yu

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

LinYu2,

If it's a Flash Cookie, The Macromedia site has a Settings_Manager that will help you deal with it. Google "Flash Cookie" to find out how to manage those cookies. It is said they can regenerate  normal cookies.

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Hello SendOfJive

Just for general info > http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/atlassolutions.com

So, the atdmt.com that SpywareBlaster has populated to my cookies Exceptions list with Block (IE&FF) is just a Block for cookies from website atdmt.com.  The *.atdmt.com LinYu2 is seeing may be the very cookie LinYu2 needs to  retain for the Atlas optout preference and to prevent Atlas from generating another atdmt cookie?   Norton would still identify "it" as a Tracking Cookie ?  Or, once optout occurs...no more atdmt.com Tracking cookies.   Interesting though when I optout of Atlas...I do not find any atdmt.com cookie and wouldn't it be from Atlas and wouldn't in be a long term cookie ?  Maybe I have to optout from IE?   IDK     If Norton ever finds an atdmt or atlas Tracking cookie... I'll have to try and find it.  ?

re > Logging into Hotmail will set this cookie, apparently no matter what your privacy settings are.  I log in to Hotmail webmail daily and as yet Norton has not found an atdmt Tracking Cookie.  Maybe as you suggest the Outlook Hotmail connecter is the trigger.

edit update: "Optout" populates two atlassolutions.com cookies and both are only session cookies.  ?

Thanks for the details.

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Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

corrections edit

The two atlassolutions.com session cookies are from the atlassolutions.com optout page url offered by SendOfJive.

The atlas solutions atdmt.com optout url offered by mdturner does render one atdmt.com long term cookie and one session cookie.  The same for the optout utility link offered at SendOfJive url.  

So, I presume LinYu2 and I will retain this long term atdmt.com cookie.   Very interesting

quote: 

COPYRIGHT 2009 MICROSOFT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Please note that this opt-out process will erase the cookie ID but not the cookie. It's necessary for us to store this "Keep Out" cookie on your computer in order to recognize you as an opt-out user. 

and nothing prohibits M$ / Atlassolutions from changing their policy...

Thanks all...guess it's called wild wide west for a reason.  Now, I'll have to see if Norton finds a Tracking cookie.

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Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?


I wrote:

Have you tried https://onlinefamily.norton.com/familysafety/loginStart.fs ?


I see that there is a free add-on for Norton internet Security and Norton 360 that does something similar to the above.

http://www.symantec.com/norton/products/parental-controls/index.jsp

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

bq1

From my part, thank you for your contribution towards clarification of this issue that I have called a nuisance. But in my particular case, as I have stated before, I am sure I clearly identified the source of the problem. Granted, it can be different for other people with different system layouts, But for this "innocent victim" of the atdmt attacks... The source is well identified  --  it's called Outlook 2007! As long a s I leave it alone, I have had no infections.

Someone has mentioned that this is likely to originate in the Outlook Contact Manager. It may be, but I still did not decide whether I will try to get rid of this module of Outlook, get rid of Outlook altogether or just keep my current stance of largely ignoring it and live with the sporadic need to use it and, in this case, watch Norton kill it the next time I run a scan...

Life is not perfect, after all!     

Cheers.

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

Or, you can use Optout and retain long term cookie.

Norton scan finds Optout tracking cookie > with Fix - Ignor and retaining of Optout "Keep Out" cookie.... should be solution for Outlook 2007... as per

quote: 

COPYRIGHT 2009 MICROSOFT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Please note that this opt-out process will erase the cookie ID but not the cookie. It's necessary for us to store this "Keep Out" cookie on your computer in order to recognize you as an opt-out user. 

$.02

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Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

I'm running Windows XP with IE8 but some variation of this solution should work for you. Set your internet options to store saved web pages for 0 days, empty temp folder upon exit, and add atdmt.com to your restricted web sites. When you open both your home page and E-mail page systematically block all cookies except those that give the pages functionality. If you don't already know how to access your modem settings contact your ISP to show you how and add atdmt.com to your modem's firewall block list "be sure your modem's firewall is activated". After doing all that, start your operating system in the Safe Mode and run a full system scan. This procedure should permanently remove and prevent the cookie from installing on your computer.

Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

What I have stated here a few weeks ago remains valid and true to this day, and that is:

As long as I go without opening Outlook 2007, I will not have the atdmt.com cookie in my system, as verified by performing frequent NIS quick scans. And this works fairly well for me, because I use Hotmail as my primary email account. On the other hand, each and every time I happen to open Outlook, I never fail to get the cookie installed in my computer.

So, as far as I am concerned, the problem sits squarely with Microsoft, more specifically, through its Outlook application. This being so, I think it is a shame that a company like Microsoft will not stop using these annoying methods (to say the least) to get into my system against my will, no matter what I do; will not provide a tool to easily prevent installation or to remove the cookie  after it installs; and will not even acknowledge that it has anything to do with all this shady business.

Lin Yu

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Kudos0

Re: How do I block access to specific web sites?

The Outlook 2007 help has the following to say. From your experiences, it sounds like you should approach Microsoft about this bug:

"You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by changing your Internet options in Windows Internet Explorer. (In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Privacy tab.) Microsoft Office will abide by the privacy settings you select in Internet Explorer and will not download cookies if you have chosen not to allow cookies to be downloaded. Those features, described later in this statement, that use cookies may not work correctly with this setting in place. Cookies previously saved to your hard disk may still be read by the 2007 Office release unless you use the Internet options in Internet Explorer to remove previously saved cookies."

Reese AnschultzSenior Software Quality Assurance Manager, Symantec Corporation

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