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you should add these cookies to be blocked if possible.

rotator.adjuggler.com
www.burstnet.com
data.coremetrics.com
.hitbox.com
ad.wsod.com
ad.yeildmanager.com
addmonkey.dapper.net
ads.bridgetrack.net
ads.pointroll.com
ads.undertone.com
ads.us-eplanning.net
adsfac.eu
adsfac.net
adsfac.us
adsonar.com
bluestreak.com
crwdcntrl.net
doubleclick.net
load.exelator.com
tracking.quisma.com

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  • Hi mythreal, thanks for using Ghostery.

    All of the above cookies are in Ghostery databases, tho not all Ghosteries offer cookie protection: currently, its only available in Firefox release.
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  • if($theseCookiesAreInYourDatabase === TRUE){
    $ghosteryIsWorking = FALSE;
    }

    They were all caught by a spyware app called MacScan. Currently using Firefox 9.0.1. For a very long time MacScan would only find one Cookie after installing your software.

    Now however MacScan finds all those Cookies regularly! Obviously something is broken. I have not changed any settings to Ghostery or FF.

    So maybe this should be moved to a support forum.
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  • Most complaints of this type are ultimately found to result from user error. If the problem stems from inadequate or incorrect documentation, or a defect in the product itself, that's something we can work on.

    1. There are separate versions of Ghostery for Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari. We've seen a fair number of questions and complaints from people who've installed Ghostery in [only] one browser, who were then upset that a scan found suspicious cookies in a different browser.
    2. If your computer has multiple user accounts, or you use multiple browser profiles, you'll need to install Ghostery multiple times. Otherwise, it will protect some profiles but not others.
    3. People sometimes disable Ghostery, whitelist a site, or unblock a tracker, and forget they did it. Then they complain that cookies got through.
    4. Disabling some of the Performance Options (on the Advanced tab) could allow cookies to slip through.
    5. Conflicting extensions can install opt-out cookies, which some scanners will erroneously report as malware.

    ad.yeildmanager.com is separate and distinct from ad.yieldmanager.com. If you visit a site that mistakenly refers to the "wrong" one, you will most likely be served a "useless" cookie.

    ads.bridgetrack.net, addmonkey.dapper.net, and ads.us-eplanning.net do not exist ("NXDOMAIN"); you're not going to have cookies from them unless an extension put them there.

    It's possible you may have encountered variants of adsonar.com, bluestream.com, or doubleclick.net Ghostery doesn't know about (yet). Without a URL of a page that demonstrates the problem, it's unlikely anything will change.

    Quisma "fell through the cracks," but that should be corrected shortly.

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  • 1:So I only use FireFox to browse. All others are only used for testing.

    2:I only have one user account on the computer as I live alone and have no need.

    3:Have never altered ghostery since installation.I have no need to alter a tracker. Never whitelisted a site.

    4: Have not altered performance settings as I have no need.

    5: are you talking about other cookie blocking addOns? if so you are the only cookie blocking addOn I have installed on FF!!

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    Soo sorry for the Typo on add ad.yeildmanager.com (ad.yieldmanager.com) lisdexia sucks!

    *"ads.bridgetrack.net, addmonkey.dapper.net, and ads.us-eplanning.net do not exist ("NXDOMAIN"); you're not going to have cookies from them unless an extension put them there."*

    ==> What kind of extension would cause this as I have not added any extensions since stumblingUpon your Ghostery extension?? Like I said I have only recently had problems. Within the past 2 weeks. Before that your software worked like a charm. Only one cookie was found for about 2 months during my weekly scans. Now there are a constant of 15 or more.

    Suggestion: I would opt in to a program that would send you feedback(say for each cookie not blocked by ghostery; ghostery would record the URL&cookie of the page and mail it off you yous guys to be added to your database, dissected, murdered, never to be seen again)

    So I took a screenshot of macScan, several actually... I wish macScan would have allowed me to cut&paste as it would have saved me from typos. But I thought it may be helpful.
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  • I can't tell from the screenshots that the cookies listed come from Firefox. Is there a way to get MacScan to tell you where it found them (i.e. filesystem path)?

    What does Firefox itself report when you ask it to Show Cookies...?

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  • I’m done wasting my time
    I ONLY USE FIREGFOX FOR BROWSING!!!!!!!!! ALL OTHERS ARE USED FOR TESTING HTML AND PHP I WRITE. THERE WILL NEVER BE A SINGLE COOKIE FROM ANY OTHER BROWSER AS THEY ALL REPEAT ALL ONLY USE A //localhost. AND I USE $_SESSION[];. I DONT PASS COOKIES. THE ONLY APPLICATIONS THAT HAS FIREWALL PERMISSION TO ACCESS TO THE INTERNET IS ITUNES AND FIREFOX!!!

    I'm sick of trying to help you tools improve your product. Obviously you don't want the help pointing out your failures!

    What a waste of time. I have better things to do then state the same things over and over. Like finding a Ghostery replacement.
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  • Once upon a time, I had a work-study job in a university computer lab. One day, a student called me over. He was very irate. "There's something wrong with the computer!" I asked what was going on. "I typed in my program, and it's not giving me the right result — the computer must be broken!"

    I looked at his code, and there was an obvious (and fairly trivial) error in it: with one simple change, it would work. I explained what was happening, and how to fix it. "There's nothing wrong with my code! It's all the computer's fault!" I tried once more to help, but he would have none of it: "My code is perfect! I get As in all my classes!" He then stormed out of the room.

    Getting an "A" in this particular undergraduate course merely required completing a half dozen assignments during the semester, all of which demanded little more than some rote memorization, and a relatively small amount of time. There wasn't much in the way of critical thinking, no research, no original work, no collaboration with others — none of the skills that would be essential for success in The Real World — and no incentive to explore anything beyond the bare minimum needed to get through. I wanted so badly to suggest he consider another major, as his prospects looked dim if he stayed on his current path: a mountain of student loan debt, and limited career advancement potential. I don't know how things turned out — I never saw him again. Sadly, people like that tend to end up in management positions.

    Outside of academia, a typical support call often goes more like this: "Is it plugged in?" "Of course it's plugged in." "Are you sure it's plugged in?" "Oh yes, I'm absolutely certain." "Would you please check anyway?" (pause) "Now, would you look at that? It's not plugged in! I have no idea how that could have happened." *click* Or, my favorite, some variant of "I let my nephew use my computer, and now things aren't working right and he swears he didn't change anything (or doesn't remember what he did)." Bonus points for "do you have a recent backup?" "Uh, no — I was going to get around to that this weekend. Really, I was."

    Since you're being uncooperative, I have to conclude you've been suckered by SecureMac into purchasing a $40 piece of "scareware" that's most likely looking at Safari cookies, a [Time Machine or something comparable] backup, or something else that doesn't accurately reflect what Firefox sees.

    At the recent MacWorld|iWorld event, I got a vendor of commercial Mac "anti-virus" software to admit their product was basically just a "security blanket" for Windows switchers, and a complete waste of money if you actually followed Apple's security recommendations. P.T. Barnum would have approved.

    Good luck on your quest.

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  • It is easier to project your shortcomings on to others isn't it. Time machine isn't even turned on. I don't even test HTML in safari. Haven't even opened it in months. And it doesn't have permission to access the Internet.

    Good story. I like the part about the Dunning Kruger effect.

    The FACT is for months macScan only had one cookie after installing your product. Recently however, as stated before, now i regularly have over 10. I really hate repeating myself. I cant think of any software i run that has access to the Internet besides itunes and FIreFox. I can totally understand that your average user cant figure out if their computer is plugged in or not. That is not me.

    Question, could you be following your ego as your story of your student not accepting your advise?

    Is this what your looking for??

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  • Hi mythreal.

    Eric points out that this is most likely not a Ghostery issue, however, its possible that we let some cookies slip under certain conditions. Have you tried tracking down which site that you visit is able to place a cookie? This would give me something to look at and try to make a determination of what happens. Its possible to set up Firefox to ask you about new cookies every time they are entered, let me know if you would like to try this.
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  • Sorry this is not something I would like to pursue further. I no longer feel compelled in the slightest to help improve your product, in any way.
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