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Windows 7: Google ads getting creepier

24 Jan 2012   #11
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Read how to use it! It's a great little application.


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25 Jan 2012   #12
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Read how to use it! It's a great little application.
Always do with anything new to me, less dramas that way.
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25 Jan 2012   #13
nithig

Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1
 
 

Excellent thread ... I'm using CCleaner to ID what cookies are present (have blocked google updater) , applied the Network Advertsising Initiative and now read the other links. Thanks all ... it is becoming rather underhand; as Gregrocker said it's one thing to have ads to fund free content but quite another to have data miners snuck under the fence.
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25 Jan 2012   #14
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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27 Jan 2012   #15
z3r010

 

For those of you that still have a google cookie, you can see from the following link what interests and even what sex they think you are based on your browsing habits - Google Ads Preferences
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29 Jan 2012   #16
stve

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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29 Jan 2012   #17
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

doesn't bother me this what google tells me


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29 Jan 2012   #18
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

For one that want to use Google, but more privately, there is Scroogle Scraper:

Scroogle Scraper

It's very good, when it works. When it doesn't work, it is because Google has blocked it.
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29 Jan 2012   #19
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Cookie Wall

Jaycee.......... I'll share with you. Seen your post on cookie wall and Tried it out. I had Norton Utilities loaded also. Norton can't run when Cookie Wall is in memory. Norton must be trying to call home for a cookie and can't get it. No big loss. I like cookie wall. I deleted and reinstalled Norton Utilities a couple of times. I reloaded a couple of images from my stash. It boiled down to if I killed Cookie Wall, Norton Utilities would run. Norton Utilities is redundant with cleanups in Win plus there is always CCleaner. But there may be some other apps that clash.
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29 Jan 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

Great,
Cookie Monsters at war!
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