[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.
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>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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