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Is Plusnet Dangerous?

thisoldman
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Registered: 06-04-2009

Is Plusnet Dangerous?

Every time i use the plus net on its own ie no other site visits, mcafee reports instantly that it has detected unwanted and potentially dangeous cookies/programs.
These are  all fast click      fast click advertising  fast click etc etc
So why does mcafee think plus net cookies are dangerous?
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Vip3r
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Re: Is Plusnet Dangerous?

Quote from: thisoldman
mcafee reports instantly that it has detected unwanted and potentially dangeous cookies/programs.

The important part of result by McAfee is "unwanted and potentially" the fast click cookies are just unwanted tracking cookies  Sad, in most cases they are not dangerous (unless the add system has been compromised  Shocked).
If you are concerned and McAfee gives you the option, just block them
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Re: Is Plusnet Dangerous?

If you set your browser to block third party cookies you shouldn't have a problem.
You could of course use Firefox with Adblock Plus and BetterPrivacy and cookies set to ask every time which looks to be the safest option short of running the browser in a sandbox
thisoldman
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Re: Is Plusnet Dangerous?

thanks for info but the point i was trying to make is that out of all the thousands of cookies i collect  mcafee only objects to plus net cookies  ie  fast click ones
Plusnet Help Team
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Re: Is Plusnet Dangerous?

thisoldman,
You might want to check that your mcafee installation is up to date, in my opinion it sounds like it could be incorrectly identifying more legitimate cookies as fast click ones. I've used mcaffee personally at home and never had this problem.
Adam
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 Adam Walker
 Plusnet Help Team