Windows Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.60, by Dr. Herong Yang

What Is AdRevolver Tracking Cookie

This section provides a quick description of the AdRevolver tracking cookie and how to view Firefox persistent cookies.

In order to understand spyware problems report generated by Spybot, I used the first problem "AdRevolver: Tracking cookie" in my report as an example, and did the following:

1. Search on the Internet with "AdRevolver". I got its Website with the following description: AdRevolver, the next generation ad-serving technology company, is pioneering the way advertising is delivered on the Internet. With several scientists in its develop arm, specializing in linguistic analysis, artificial intelligence and behavioral patterns, AdRevolver is becoming a leader in ad-serving solutions worldwide. With a successful launch in Europe, AdRevolver clients include MTV Latin America, MSN International, as well as various other prominent International websites. Learn how we can help you connect with your customers today!

2. Find out why "AdRevolver is a tracking cookie?" - paretologic.com has a good explanation on this: Adrevolver cookies store information about a PC user's interaction with a specific website. Standard Cookies are not inherently dangerous, but they can be misused and exploited and may allow a distinct and apparently unrelated website to access the same information. If more than one website can access a cookie that has been placed on the user's PC, that cookie poses a security and privacy risk. Tracking cookies can allow vendors to analyze browsing behaviour for marketing purposes.

3. Click on AdRevolver in the Spybot report. It shows that AdRevolver was found in an Firefox persistent cookie.

4. Run Firefox, and click "Tools > Options... > Privacy > Show Cookies...". The Cookies dialog box shows up.

5. Find and open the cookie folder media.adrevolver.com. Click on the cookie name "uid". Details of "uid" will be displayed near the bottom of the dialog box as show below:
Spybot - AdRevolver Tracking Cookie

I don't see anything strange about this cookie. Nothing tells me that this cookie allows more than one Website to access it. This needs further review.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Tutorial Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Downloading and Installing Spybot 1.4

 On-Demand Scanning of SpyWare Infections

What Is AdRevolver Tracking Cookie

 Removing Reported Tracking Cookies

 Deleting Cookies Stored in Firefox

 Deleting Cookies Stored in IE

 Deleting MyWay MySearch Registry Key

 Enabling IE Browser Helper SDHelper.dll

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version

What Is AdRevolver Tracking Cookie - Updated in 2014, by Dr. Herong Yang