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New way that spy ware works?

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posted on Jan, 31 2006 @ 12:37 PM
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I just had one of the strangest experiences ever. I was looking at a few websites, that sell some software I am considering purchasing. I never filled out any questionaires, or put my email address anywhere on any of the sites.

Now for the shocking part. I went to my inbox after looking around at the sites and imagine the surprise when I see that there are emails offering to sell many of the software titles that I was just looking at. Is spyware now logging your ip and linking it to your email? Has anyone ever had this happen?

P.S. First off I run adaware and spybot and secondly the software titles were not common ones that I recieve junk mail offers for.




posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 02:06 PM
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Spybot and Adaware do not detect or prevent viruses and trojans. If you do not have a firewall running, it could have been installed in the background without you even knowing.



posted on Feb, 1 2006 @ 02:29 PM
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Web beacons could be a good explanation of that. They are very insidious little bots and as long as you did'nt deactivated them, no one knows how far they can spy on your web activity. I know Yahoo mail uses it, and perhaps Hotmail does too.

[edit on 1/2/06 by Echtelion]



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