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Windows 7: Adobe Flash Cookies: The Silent Privacy Killer

04 Feb 2009   #21

windows 7 / windows vista / debian linux

inprivate browsing solves this doesnt it?

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04 Feb 2009   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi there and welcome to the forums.

Try it and report back your findings.
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05 Feb 2009   #23

windows 7 / windows vista / debian linux

echrada thx for the welcome.
well been trying the inprivate.
maybe it's not as bad as people think!
and by accident i now am perfectly save against adobe
dunno how , but in my manage add-ons there now is a rule that blocks adobe flash player, flash player installer.
havent found a way to change that status, i can only see thats it has been accounted for as a untrusted extension
only down side is i cant watch videos on youtube anymore, further i dont need flash :P
but would like to know how to REALLY manage addons and change the status.
so if anyone knows??
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08 Feb 2009   #24


Great stuff!! Thanks for the info. This is my first visit to this site and I already learned something pretty valuable.
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14 Feb 2009   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks very much for that info Mate. i use no script, and run ccleaner after every session, but still had the bin.clearspring & soapbox appearing in the settings manager
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22 Aug 2010   #26

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


It's been about a year and a half since this thread talked about Adobe Flash Cookies (AKA: LSOs.) I found two free programs that are much easier to navigate than the Adobe Settings Manager.

Flash Cookie Cleaner - The Free Flash Cookie Cleaner

Download Flash Cookies Cleaner 1.2 Free - Removes every Flash Cookie from your system - Softpedia

The names are similar but they are two separate and distinct programs. Flash Cookie Cleaner is about 1.16MB while Flash Cookies Cleaner is slightly smaller at about 97KB. Hope this helps.
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25 Aug 2010   #27

Attack of the Flash Cookie Zombies

This article appeared in PC World: Attack of the Flash Cookie Zombies

"Adobe Flash cookies are at the heart of three federal lawsuits that allege they violate your privacy and help advertisers track you across the Web."

more ...
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26 Aug 2010   #28

Windows 7

With Firefox, the BetterPrivacy add-on is an excellent tool for controlling flash cookies and DOM storage.
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26 Aug 2010   #29

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Indeed a marvelous piece of useful information.
I had a look at the Global Settings some time ago, but didn't bother to actually go through it and see what it's all about.

The fact is that between IE8/Google Chrome/Firefox/Safari I use, browsing in private sessions doesn't load the previously stored Flash settings, and with GC/FF having many extensions today for blocking flash ads, I am never worried about cookies. Once a week I would delete everything, sometimes even more than once a week if I keep visiting new websites and those I do not trust completely. However, cookies can be useful for some things, so if I feel a risk upon my privacy I simply enter a private browsing session.
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26 Aug 2010   #30

XP, Win7 Pro, Ubuntu LL

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by debugged View Post
With Firefox, the BetterPrivacy add-on is an excellent tool for controlling flash cookies and DOM storage.

This. Easy peasy, been using it for a long time...
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