Rabu, 27 April 2011

Warning About quantserve.com

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Tracking Cookie

Normally, cookies, which are small text files that certain Web sites leave on computers to store information identifying users and customize Web site content for them (such as the user’s Web site settings and preferences, a list of visited pages, computer details, and shopping card information), are harmless. However, some cookies may be used to track and transmit browsing preferences or other private information to online marketers and spammers.


How Did quantserve.com Cookie Appear at My PC?

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got populated with quantserve.com cookie:

  • You have directly visited quantserve.com
  • A website that you have visited uses some of the components (pages, files, images, and so on) of the quantserve.com website
  • A software application with Internet-enabled functionality that had previously accessed the quantserve.com website was running on your PC (in this case, the quantserve.com cookie will be saved in Internet Explorer)

Detecting quantserve.com Cookie

You can detect the presence of the quantserve.com cookie in your system using the Exterminate It! antimalware application. This way, the detection and removal will be performed automatically. Alternatively, you can choose to perform the following steps, depending on the browser you are using:

To detect quantserve.com cookie in Internet Explorer (IE)

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7)
  1. From the Tools menu, or the Tools list in the upper right section, select Internet Options
  2. Under Browsing History, click Settings
  3. Click View Objects or View Files
  4. Check if for the quantserve.com cookie is present on the list
Internet Explorer 5.x-6.x (IE5-IE6)
  1. From the Tools menu, select Options or Internet Options
  2. In the General tab, click Settings
  3. Select View Files
You can identify the quantserve.com cookie files by checking the file names beneath the Name or Internet Address column. The files will contain the Cookie: quantserve.com element.

To detect quantserve.com cookie in Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. From the Tools menu, select Options
  2. In the upper section of the Options window, click Privacy
  3. In the Cookies tab, click Show Cookies or remove individual cookies link
  4. In the Cookies window, enter quantserve.com in the Search field and run a search, or you can scroll down the list to check whether the quantserve.com cookie is present there

 Permanent Blocking of quantserve.com Cookie on Your PC

Below, you will find instructions on how to block the quantserve.com cookie permanently in the different browsers.

To block quantserve.com cookie in Internet Explorer

  1. From the Tools menu of Internet Explorer, select Internet Options
  2. Select the Privacy tab, and then click Sites. The Per site privacy actions window will be displayed
  3. In the Per site privacy actions window, enter quantserve.com in the Address of Web site field
  4. Click Block

To block quantserve.com cookie in Mozilla Firefox

  1. From the Tools menu, select Options
  2. In the upper section of the Options window, click Privacy
  3. In the Cookies tab, click Exceptions
  4. In the new Exceptions - Cookies window, enter quantserve.com in the Address of Website field and click Disable
Note: The blocking of the quantserve.com cookie may result in the quantserve.com website working in your browser incorrectly or not working at all.
Source : http://www.exterminate-it.com/

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