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03-11-2003 06:38 AM  14 years agoPost 1
Naomi

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Watch out guys when you are visiting RC Universe.. you'll get the un-wanted spy cookies into your computer. Best to have something like Search and Destroy on your computer or Pest Patrol.. else you'll be getting all kinds of junk ad mails..

I hate spy cookies..!

Naomi

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03-11-2003 12:35 PM  14 years agoPost 2
Jim C

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adAware is a good program to get too. the first time i ran it i had 275 freakin spy files... no wonder my comp was goin crazy at times.. the following combo is what i use and i have zero problems or pop ups: sysTweak, (cleans and defragments the registry) AdAware, and the usual disk clean up followed by disk defragmentor at the very minimum 2 times a month...


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03-11-2003 01:23 PM  14 years agoPost 3
RappyTappy

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Another reason I don't go to RCU.

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03-11-2003 01:28 PM  14 years agoPost 4
Steve Campbell

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Heli-gal,

Can you provide a bit more info to this computer-illiterate individual?

I just went through the hassle of getting a new e-mail address, etc., due to a freaking flood of spam I got from a news group. If that happens again, somebody is gonna die!!!

I use RCU daily for my plank stuff. What are "spy cookies", and what is the best way (aside from abstinence) to avoid them?

And one assumes that the site owner/administrator of RCU knows about and endorses them???

Steve

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03-11-2003 01:32 PM  14 years agoPost 5
RappyTappy

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If that happens again, somebody is gonna die!!!
LOL Steve. I feel your pain.

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03-11-2003 03:42 PM  14 years agoPost 6
Jim C

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steve, spy cookies are little files that keep track of where you go on the net. the majority of sites use cookies including this one if you automaticly get signed in.. it saves some infromation about your computer.. like your passwords.. and some others that i cant remember off the top of my head.. but back to the spy cookies.. they automaticly save to your comp but if you disable them you will not be able to view some sites. im not sure what rcu would use them for unless they are doing something non-kosher.. i cant answer that one. but the best thing to do is run disk clean up as often as possible that way you dont have tons and tons of them sucking up space and you will get very minimum pop up ads.. i have this one that i cant get rid of to save my life.. ever third click on anything and it opens.. but follow my previous post and get those programs it WILL make a diffrence..
ever since i went to IE 6 i have had the pop up problems.. but i think i got them under control.. also pop ups come from some programs like kazaa or other music download sites it is part of thier stipulation you have to have them for the program to work.. pretty crappy but thats what they do to get thier money..

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03-11-2003 03:44 PM  14 years agoPost 7
FinnDave

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Thanks, I just downloaded and ran adAware and it found four nasties. I already have a pop-up blocker, a good anti-virus program and a decent firewall, but still get stuff I don't want! Thanks for the tips.

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-11-2003 03:46 PM  14 years agoPost 8
Jim C

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its impossible to get rid of them all man believe me i have tried!!! spent hours goin thru files looking for adware and spy ware hehehe thank god that bill gates put on a system restore option cuz it saved me a few times. after i deleted the wrong file!! the crappy thing is that they like to hide in the registry and that isnt a place you want to go clodding around in if you have no clue what you are doing!!!! dont ask me how i know!

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03-11-2003 03:58 PM  14 years agoPost 9
FinnDave

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I don't want to touch the registry, I know enough to know I know nothing!

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-11-2003 04:32 PM  14 years agoPost 10
Jim C

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thats why i downloaded Sys Tweak

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03-11-2003 04:43 PM  14 years agoPost 11
MJA

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With IE6 i just set it to overide cookie handling and allow or block them manually from IE properties/privacy/settings/advanced
and tick the boxes "overide auto cookie handling" and "prompt" for first and third party cookies.
It's a pain sometimes to have to action every request but at least you know when and where the cookies come from as they happen,rather than letting them on and cleaning them up afterwards.For trusted sites like RR the first time the cookie request comes up i just hit always allow.

If i make a mistake and hit "always block" instead of "always allow"
and a webpage stops working properly it's just a case of going into the privacy setting of IE properties and deleting that cookie from the handling list that builds up.The three settings for manual cookie handling are

Always Block
Always Allow
Always Ask first


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03-11-2003 04:58 PM  14 years agoPost 12
Jim C

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hmm interesting have to check that out i have never messed with that.. im not really an expert i just play one!!!

jim

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03-11-2003 06:07 PM  14 years agoPost 13
tonysrepair

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Naomi

Thanks very much for the heads up. I also run a firewall but still had 39 of these little bugs running

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03-11-2003 07:42 PM  14 years agoPost 14
FinnDave

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Please explain this agreement, be interested to hear more.

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-11-2003 07:48 PM  14 years agoPost 15
Mark Ryder

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Mark Runryder, as per your agreement with RCU, this thread of lies needs to be CLOSED!!!!
For the life of me I do not understand the subject matter (spy cookies). Is this somthing that would help RR?

Mark

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03-11-2003 07:56 PM  14 years agoPost 16
johnboy

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60 in mine

there out now though....what ever they were.....

never been bothered with adds though / popups / or any other junk....


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03-11-2003 08:29 PM  14 years agoPost 17
Naomi

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Thank Budc, Stewart. and all who can understand the way works. best way is to get yourself something like Adware, search and destroy, or pest patrol. clean up unwanted spy tracking cookies do an online update regularly though. Runryder website do not have spy cookies.. Thank goodness.

Naomi

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03-11-2003 08:29 PM  14 years agoPost 18
greger

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What makes you think the cookies are used to "spy" or track activity? Not all cookies are bad cookies.

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03-11-2003 09:25 PM  14 years agoPost 19
classic

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I think heli-gal is visiting one too many porn sites, I visit all the heli sites and never recive spam. I know if you download music your going to get nailed, if you visit some chat sites your going to get nailed. RR sets cookies just like rotory, and rcu. to make a blanket, false statement like that with out the facts to prove that the spam your recieving is really because of one particular web site, is really the same as if someone accused heli_gal of once being a man.
And we all know that cant be true. I am not trying to stick up for rcu, they've pissed me off in the past too, but to make a accusation like that without real proof is pretty low. All heli web sites have real value to offer, not just RR.

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03-11-2003 09:30 PM  14 years agoPost 20
Naomi

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I think heli-gal is visiting one too many porn sites

I know it's RCU planting spy cookies..First! I was suspecting it was.. so I cleaned up ALL!! my cookies!! then I go to RCU Site. .... then fires up my Pest Patrol!... and search and destroy! BANG!.... there few spy cookies on my cookies folder!.. and not long after.. a few junk mail flooding into my email.. that's why and how i know!

Naomi

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