[Dshield] atdmt multi-popups
craig at reswob.net
Tue Dec 13 21:23:44 GMT 2005
Has anyone run into this problem? I googled it a couple of ways, but
got no helpful hits. I joined this list hoping someone had heard of
this, seen this, had an answer or could direct me to somewhere I could
find an answer.
I primarily use Netscape 8.0 (one of the very few I know who use
Netscape) and occasionally when I visit a site while using the IE
engine, the site will display, but I will still get several (2-8) alert
windows saying "The domain name could not be found. Please check the
name and try again". OK, a minor annoyance, but one I could live with
and I simply click them closed.
Here is where the problem comes in; everyone once in a while (while at
the same site), instead of the alert window, I get a TON of IE windows
opening up (60, 70, 80, 90+) to a view.atdmt.com/cnt/view/(bunch of
numbers) site. I can't do anything, open any menus or bring up Task
Monitor. The only way out is to ctrl-alt-del and log off or shut down.
I went to www.atdmt.com. Turns out they sell tracking services to track
surfing habits and clicking habits. They appear keep only a small
number of cookies, I've only seen 3 - 5 on my machine at a time when I
run Spybot. When I emailed them asking about the issue, they claimed it
was some sort of spyware on my machine causing it. Spybot hasn't
detected any spyware at all (only cookies) and I only have two freeware
apps installed on my machine anyway. Besides, why would a third party
spyware open up to atdmt.com?
Anyway, I have switched to using the mozilla engine almost exclusively
all over the place, but I'm still curious if anyone else has run into
this using IE or Netscape 8.0 with the IE engine.
Craig L. Bowser SANS GSEC (Gold)
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