[Dshield] atdmt multi-popups

John B. Holmblad jholmblad at aol.com
Wed Dec 14 22:37:32 GMT 2005


I use/keep Netscape 7.2 in my portfolio of browsers and use it 
frequently, mainly because I also use the email client (back in the day 
the mail client was called Communicator).

The only reason I have not upgraded is that, as far as I can tell, they 
have carved out support for the mail client. Furthermore there does not 
seem to be a way to import my email database into Thunderbird so I am 
"stuck" at Netscape 7.2. Any insights you have on this would be appreciated.

Best Regards,

John Holmblad

Televerage International

(H) 703 620 0672
(M) 703 407 2278
(F) 703 620 5388

primary email address:     jholmblad at aol.com
backup email address:      jholmblad at verizon.net

Craig wrote:

>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.

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