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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
reply to post by Peepers
It appears as though your ZoneAlarm (or similar) is blocking ads, and mistaking the image used to build the bars as an ad.
If you search on "http://127.0.0.1:1025/bug.cgi" you'll find lots of people have encountered this issue when ZoneAlarm (or similar firewall) thinks it should be blocking an image.
If that's the case, why are you blocking ATS ads?
Originally posted by yankeerose
How could something like this get into an area where we can not get into or edit?
ZA reports it as a web bug.
why is it on my account and "some" others but not all members.
Is the 0.gif an ad or an image to show points.
Some systems use small transparent GIF's for analytics and tracking, and it appears your ZoneAlarm doesn't like it.
Definition of: Web bug
Also called a "Web beacon," "pixel tag," "clear GIF" and "invisible GIF," it is a method for passing information from the user's computer to a third party Web site. Used in conjunction with cookies, Web bugs enable information to be gathered and tracked in the stateless environment of the Internet. The Web bug is typically a one-pixel, transparent GIF image, although it can be a visible image as well. As the HTML code for the Web bug points to a site to retrieve the image, it can pass along information at the same time.
Web bugs can be placed into an HTML page used for e-mail messages as most mail programs support the display of HTML pages
Originally posted by Peepers
Thats why it's called a web bug and ZA finds it to be suspicious