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Kudos0

I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

Norton Internet Security 2012 195.0.145 & 19.5.1.2 have both missed this tracking cookie for the past week, SUPERAntiSpyware Professional 5.0.1144 has been finding it daily for at least the past week. I did a System Image Restore from last Sunday yesterday, so I only have yesterday and today's log files. I made a screenshot of those, SUPERAntiSpyware's windows shhowing the threat and of the Windows\SYSWOW64 folder, which is where it's at. It's in the Macromedia folder  and it won't open. I tried using a online tutorial to change Flash's Settings Manager to change my settings. After doind that I had to restore my Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 pc, as all the computer magazine website's I use daily begin only showing comments without the article's the comments were for.I used Windows 7's Snipping Tool for the screenshot's  The forum won't upload either screenshot, which are both .png file's.

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Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

I think I solved this, but need to double check to make sure. Itook ownership of Windows 7's HOSTS file in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and added the following line at the end and saved it. 127.0.0.1 secure-us.imrworldwide.com . That's the name of the website SUPERAntiSpyware said was producing the tracking cookie. Did I do this correctly? I also downloaded and installed HostsMan the other day. Which of it's HOSTS file site's are best to use ? It's currently using the one from mvps.org

Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

Hello brkkab123

One problem may be that you are running 2 real time security programs. The pro version of SuperAntiSpyware will interfere with NIS 2012. Do you have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed?

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view.
Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

Yes, Flash Player & Shockwave Player are all up to date in IE 9, FF 10.02 and Opera 11.62. From evrything I've read you can have more than 1 active anti-spyware program. It's apparently only 2 software firewall's and anti-virus program's that eill conflict with each other.

Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

Why are you worrying about a cookie from secure-us.imrworldwide.com? It is not strange that NIS didn't detect it as malicious, because it isn't. 

Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

Not bad. I'm sorry, but when something tries to track you without your permission, that's bad. It's also funny that if you have Web Of Trust for IE or Firefox and you try to go to that website, it halts it and say's the site has a poor rating. Also search Google or Bing for that website. Every single element come's up bad.

Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

Hi brkkab123

The easiest way of getting rid of  Flash Cookies is to use the free utility called Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6.2, it works every time and there is no conflict with NIS2012 or any other Symantec product.  In fact, I have used Spybot as long as I have used NIS (and that is since 2004).

Below is an edited screen print of Spybot deleting stuff, including those annoying flash cookies, from my WinXP PC.

UK Bob

Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

I had Spybot before and NIS 2012 wouldn't install until I uninstalled it. This one's even weirder, you also, can't use System Mechanic with NIS. Both according to Norton's online chat have a conflict w/NIS.

Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

Here's Web Of Trust's results, if you attempt to go to the website. Just lovely the forum here won't allow me to post a screenshot of it. NICE SYMANTEC.

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Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012


brkkab123 wrote:

....the forum here won't allow me to post a screenshot of it.


Hi brkkab123:

Regarding your screenshot, try following the instructions here in Yaso Kuuhl's post titled Forum Tip - How to Post Screenshots in the Forum.  In the Norton forums, attachments (i.e., using the Browse button in the Attachments sections below the editor) are only meant to be used for attaching text files like .txt and .log files (see Tony Weiss's post here).

If you're seeing an image placeholder (yellow triangle) when you insert a screenshot in your post, this just means that the forum moderator hasn't reviewed your picture yet and will make it available for viewing once it's been approved.

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Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 * NIS 2011 v. 18.7.0.13 * IE 9.0 * Firefox 10.0.2
HP Pavilion dv6835ca, Intel Core2Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83 GHz, 3.0 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

Here are my screenshot's.

Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

Hi brkkab123:

Sorry, I still can't see a placeholder for your screenshot in your previous post, and when I check your user profile here I can't see any thumbnails for your downloaded images (see my profile here to view thumbnails of my recent screenshots).  When you followed Yaso's instructions here , did you remember to select (Open) the file and then click the Insert Image button after browsing to the location of your .png file on your hard drive?

I should have mention this in my previous post, but Norton products only scan for tracking cookies during Full System Scans and will not scan for cookies during  Quick Scans (see delphinium's post here).  Do you know if a NIS Full System Scan is able to detect the cookie for secure-us.imrworldwide.com?

Also, do you have your browser configured to clean all cookies on exit?  In Firefox, go to Tools | Options | Privacy | History, then enable Clear history when Firefox closes and click the Settings button to make sure cookie cleaning is checked; in IE, it's Tools | Internet Options | Browsing History, then enable Delete browsing history on exit and click the Delete... button.

 I'm not sure if this is correct, but believe that NIS Full System Scans should only looking for tracking cookies and remove those cookies that pose a risk to your system security, so I use the free CCleaner utility from Piriform to occasionally wipe cookies and Adobe Flash files that might be left behind on my system.

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Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2 * NIS 2011 v. 18.7.0.13 * IE 9.0 * Firefox 10.0.2
HP Pavilion dv6835ca, Intel Core2Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83 GHz, 3.0 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

I uploaded a screenshot of SUPERAntiSpyware's log file and Webof Trust's results for the website that put the flash based tracking cookie on my pc. It said when I uploaded both that Symantec/forum Administrator had to approve all screenshot's before the show up in the post. Yes my browser's are set to cleanup after I close them and I always run Ccleaner after theyare closed.

Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

Hello

Still don't see your screenshots or the place holders for them. A log from superantispyware can just be put into your post by using Add Attachment and browsing to where it is saved. I'm sure the same thing can be done with the other program results..

Is the right post marked as the solution?

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view.
Kudos0

Re: I've got a flash based tracking cookie that keep's being missed by NIS 2012

Oh well. I'm done messing with it. The window showed movement like they uploaded.

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