April 9th, 2008, 01:15 PM #1
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Ads/Popups that know where I live?
OK we all go to some dodgy sites from time to time but over the last couple of days I have seen adds like "Best deals in your *insert where you live here*" or meet local girls and the town you live in under there names.
I use FF and delete my private data on exit. Have firewall and a/v plus all the rest.
Know how are they doing this and can it be stopped? It does not seem to slow my surfing up, just a little scary.
Are they reading my IP!?!In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
April 9th, 2008, 02:04 PM #2
April 9th, 2008, 02:28 PM #3
http://www.techimo.com/forum/index.html (Look to the right)
Should be an American flag or a icon for the holidays or some other neutral pic
Your IP address is always known on any site. So is the information about your browser, computer, screen resolution, etc. For example, use this. "Are maleware providers using your IP address? No, probably not. It is usually because you have maleware on your computer. Firefox blocks a fare amount of pop-up code by default. In fact, sometimes you need to add certain site to the allow list because of a sites use of pop-up code.
Last edited by Keymaker; April 9th, 2008 at 02:31 PM.
April 10th, 2008, 03:02 AM #4
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As for the site knowing the IP (I will try a proxy and see if that changes anything) it makes since for the ad company's to use that info if its obtainable.
Regards TheOneTrueGodIn the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
April 10th, 2008, 03:10 AM #5
A proxy wouldn't make a great deal of practical difference. At work, it means I tend to see ads targeted for a Norwegian audience, as my internet connection is proxied through my companies Norwegian head office. It may eventually improve my Norwegian reading skills.
April 10th, 2008, 03:40 AM #6
April 14th, 2008, 07:33 AM #7
from what i know, yes. they track your IP. i experience this to and theres really not much you can do about it.**** ads....
April 16th, 2008, 09:15 AM #8
It's due to your ip address. there isn't anything you can do about it unless you have an ip spoofer.
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April 18th, 2008, 04:40 AM #9
There are many things you can do ..
For staters scan that computer Think I did post a link above
If you think changing the IP address will do anything...
If you have a router. Use the MAC address clone feature. Change the last 3 groups of 9 digits only. LIke, xx:xx:xx:00:0A:15 <===== Then clone to that new address. Now rest modem (not router). Find the recessed button on the modem, press and hold for at least 10 seconds.
If this is a modem/router then it would probably change the IP address instantly.
If the computer is connected directly to the modem. then you are going to need software that will change the MAC address of the computers NIC (Network Interface Card) to another.
The reason for changing the MAC address is that your IP address is binded to it. Thus, if you change your MAC address you have a new IP address. I do this all the time.
Last edited by Keymaker; April 18th, 2008 at 04:45 AM.
April 18th, 2008, 05:18 AM #10
Did you notice the ad to the right and on the bottm of the list here at TechIMO->
Your IP is xx.xx.xx.xxImagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
April 19th, 2008, 01:35 AM #11
Did you notice post #3?
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