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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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spyware from ReefCentral.com

My security package blocks spyware attampts from ReefCentral.com many times during the day, everyday. I can go to various vendors or other websites and ReefCentral.com wants to follow what I am viewing. How can I stop ReefCentral.com from doing this?

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 04:56 PM
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You could try using a proxy? Otherwise, check to see if there's a setting in your reefcentral account's user control panel that can be turned off. I've never heard of that happening to me before. You should maybe do a scan and see if you just have some other, unrelated ip tracker running int he background...
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Anonymizers like anonymouse.org work. Makes the whole thing pretty slow though.


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May be you could post this at reefcentral.com and see what kind of response you get.

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What kind of spyware are we talking about? Cookies?

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It's just cookies. Nothing malicious, though it pisses me off none the less.
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just set your browser to reject cookies from that website... then the security package won't gripe... that or turn of the visual indication that the security package is griping.. it still works, just doesn't show.

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firefox 3 makes this super easy to reject cookies on a site by site base. unless i am wrong they can track anything you do with out it too. as your ip goes from page to page. i keep signed on to all these sites so doesnt bother me much.
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reefcentral is becoming such a commercialized site that if you brought this up they prob ban you.

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Still...cookies are hardly spyware.^^


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ReefCentral.com is the only site that this message appears. My security package wouldn't even let me register, but I got around it.

My protection includes PC-cillin Internet Security and Webroot Spysweeper. Yesterday, I added Windows Defecter and I'm using Firefox as my browser. I haven't had this problem at all with Firefox.

I' d like to find more info.

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Still...cookies are hardly spyware.^^
sarcasm, but no one would understand unless they frequent reefcentral.

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I just went the ReefCentral.com to log in and I got ths message. PS: Mt PC-Cilline: TREND MICRO PC-cillin Internet Security 2006


Privacy Protection has prevented confidential information from being sent over the Internet.

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- If the Antifraud Toolbar is available, click Manage Exceptions, and then select Allow private information to be sent to this address
- If the Antifraud Toolbar is not available, open the main console and add the address in the Antiphishing & Content Protection > Privacy Protection > Approved List

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Hmmm, thats weird. I go to reefcentral a few times a day...

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Hmmm, thats weird. I go to reefcentral a few times a day...
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