ALERT ..Firefox allowing data miner.

Discussion in 'Data Sets and Feeds' started by taodr, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. taodr


    I have been finding a data miner on quite a few machines , it is QUANTSERVE.COM, it appears to start mining as soon as firefox is open. Have to knock off cookies as well as never allow that site.
  2. Good eye. I noticed the same thing and blocked last month.

  3. Thanks for the heads-up taodr!
  4. Dude. Great catch. Seriously.
  5. What exactly should I do to prevent this to be safe?
  6. gaj


    i use adblock plus, and have just now added:


    to my filters.
  7. A hosts file applies to all network traffic not only browsers, and is applicable to most operating systems. The MVPS host file specifically deals with "parasites"...

    As defined in the current version (10/23/08) of the MVPS hosts file... #[WebBug]

    # [Statcounter][Aodhan Cullen] #[Ad-Aware.Tracking.Cookie] #[SecuritySpace.WebBug] #[eTrust.Tracking.Cookie] #[SpySweeper.Spy.Cookie] #[MVPS.Criteria] #[McAfee.Cookie-Statcounter] #[Ewido.TrackingCookie.Statcounter] #[Panda.Spyware:Cookie/Statcounter] #[]
  8. Sounds good!
  9. My FF only tries to load this quantserve crap when I load ET (NoScript catches it).... So it's likely somehow connected with this site not with FF in general...
  10. Quantcast stuff apparently is attached to ET forum page..... Can this be done without ET owners knowing this?
    #10     Nov 3, 2008