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TerenceM atdmt cookies
Member 13th Jul, 2009 11:25
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Hi all @ PSI,

I am constantly getting a warning from the AVG Resident : found tracking cookie atdmt.com moved to virus vault.

The latest AVG scan found 5 entries for atdmt, SpyBot S&D found no threats, SpyWare Blaster reported no threats.MBAM also found no malicious software. I am using Hosts Manager and added www.atdmt.com and atdmt.com to it's file list and set Hosts Manager to autorun on start-up. Still AVG flashes me those warnings about this tracking cookie.
I have also tried to manually delete these cookies >tools>internet options>browsing options>settings>view files

I have tried but failed to rid my PC of this cookie,is there anything else I can do?

Thank you in advance,
kind regards,
TerenceM.

Maurice Joyce RE: atdmt cookies
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Last edited on 13th Jul, 2009 12:06
It is a harmless Microsoft cookie. If U want to opt out go here:

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

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eSKzHvZreJxktYLUd4jN1oy... RE: atdmt cookies
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You can actually get rid of most tracking cookies (a mild sort of spyware) by changing browser settings. Are you using the latest version of IE? I advice anyone using IE to go to:
Tools-->Internet Options-->Privacy-->Advanced
If needed, put a check at "Override automatic cookie handling".
Set Third-party Cookies to "Block".

You can always enable tracking cookies again if you need them, but I know no one who does. It's unfortunate that this option is not off by default.

Not all anti-spyware programs scan for tracking cookies/3. party cookies. Some have economic motives for not detecting them, others don't consider them serious enough to take care of. Personally, I prefer not to have them on my system, and I dislike the idea of not giving people a choice before putting tracking cookies on their systems. So I would get rid of them.
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eSKzHvZreJxktYLUd4jN1oy... RE: atdmt cookies
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Also, you can simply set your browser to automatically delete all cookies when you close your browser. I can give specific instructions if you tell me which browser you are using. Or if you need to keep certain cookies, a free program like IE Privacy Keeper might be helpful.
http://www.unhsolutions.net/IE-Privacy-Keeper/inde...
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Anthony Wells RE: atdmt cookies
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CCleaner will clean your browser cookies when set to do so & ->"Options"->"Cookies" allows you to keep 3rd party/tracking cookies you may need regularly/for "quicker" browsing .
For me ,I find that "banning" them in the browser can affect access to some sites (not so many ; strangely , I find more problems with Firefox than with Chrome). I dislike them & clean up with CC very regularly.

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Anthony Wells RE: atdmt cookies
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Forgot to mention that Adobe have their own version of a tracking cookie which your browser does not clean ; so you need to navigate thru' the bowels of the website to find/see/deal with them. CCleaner seems to be one of the few things ( as far as I know ) that cleans them out completely , if that is your desire - like mine.

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TerenceM RE: atdmt cookies
Member 14th Jul, 2009 19:14
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Thanks HBR,
Followed your instruction to override automatic cookie handling and block 3rd party ones.

I am now using IE 8,tried Chrome and didn't like it so much,the same for Firefox.

As Maurice pointed out,after further research, Atdmt tracking cookies do not appear to be spyware of any kind. At least I know the AVG resident is working!

Thank you all for your input.

Case closed.
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