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xAuth session cookie in Firefox?

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Grafter
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Registered: ‎05-10-2014

xAuth session cookie in Firefox?

Whenever I start FF I'm getting this cookie being set in FF. The IP is always a plusnet one.
Any ideas what it is? It doesn't seem to come from any websites that I have open and it never happened when I used Sky Broadband?
Cheers!
Paul.
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Re: xAuth session cookie in Firefox?

It is your IP address and I have no idea why that is happening
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Re: xAuth session cookie in Firefox?

Quote from: Oldjim
It is your IP address and I have no idea why that is happening

Has me flumoxed (sp?) as well.
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Re: xAuth session cookie in Firefox?

Do you run your own webserver with php on your computer or network?
As oldjim says, is it your own IP or another? - You can check your IP address here: http://www.whatismyip.com/
If it is, then you have a webserver on your system and something that is calling it (possibly a plugin or virus) and that is causing it to set a session cookie.
If it isn't your ip then for some reason firefox is making outbound contact to that IP address for some reason. Could be a plugin or something sinister.
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Re: xAuth session cookie in Firefox?

I said that it is not asking whether it is
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Re: xAuth session cookie in Firefox?

It's my IP. I have no servers running on my machine, they are on my server (another Win 7 machine). It had a complete rebuild in the past 2 weeks and was doing it before as well. I run Eset Smart Security. I guess it's possible that it's an add-on but not sure what would do it. The only thought I had was maybe it was the router but it should only do it if the router page is open.
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Re: xAuth session cookie in Firefox?

Quote from: Oldjim
I said that it is not asking whether it is

So you did - sorry i misread it as "Is it"  Embarrassed
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