View Full Version : Techie Question --Avenue A, Inc--

Pike Tha Blodd
December 23rd, 2003, 06:33 PM
okay, so for the holidays im over at my extended families house and due to their young daughters misuse of the net, have gathered a rather rampant amount of porn and spyware, and at least one virus from the net, making their system just about useless. I stepped up to the plate thinking i would be able to cleanse the system of all the evil, but alas one little bugger is eluding me. I randomly recieve a message stating that the SpyBot i downloaded is blocking something from "Avenue A, Inc" from downloading onto the harddrive, i assumed this was a piece of mal-ware i missed so i ran, and re-ran every prog i knew of to try and find the interloper, but nothing has shown, so i turn to the net and find that some other people have had this problem but i havent seen a real substantial answer, any help would be greatly appreciated

December 23rd, 2003, 10:30 PM
I'll bet it is some kind of usage tracking program from their website: http://www.avenuea.com/services/ .

They go further into detail here : http://www.avenuea.com/insights/expert_targeting.asp

Prolly nothing to be too terribly worried about, but nothing I'd want running either :)

December 23rd, 2003, 10:40 PM
Ok if you downloaded spybot S+D you can immunize hte system and set it to not alert you and refuse the download. If you still have issues the Dev isn't above answering email and they have a pretty decent user community

Pike Tha Blodd
December 24th, 2003, 12:14 PM
hmm, dug around Spybot, but i couldnt find the option to not alert me, can i get a walk-through on this?

December 25th, 2003, 01:46 AM
Open Spybot S+D in advanced mode and click on immunize. Open it in full screen mode. When you do you should see 2 fields one is the has an Immunize button the ohter an Install button. The one with the install button has a pull down menu where you can set it to block bad downloads silently. I think thats what you are looking for.