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kryptkat
01-23-2006, 08:31 AM
Are you sick of Gaagle.com ?

Are you sick of tracking cookies?

Every time I gaagle.com I end up with a tracking cookie form one of those advertizing companys. By those companys doing that they break several laws.

By tracking your computer from site to side that is cyberstalking.
By tracking your computer from site to side that is an invasion of your privacy.
By tracking your computer from site to side that is redirecting your computer to their servers that is fraud. You are not getting the site you typed in. If you do get there through their servers who knows what they are doing with your data?
By tracking your computer from site to side that is redirecting or blocking your original request which is unfair business practices. By changing the url you typed in.

Some of their sites mess up your settings. Some of their adds slows down the load web page.

There should be settings that disable gaagle.com redirecting and tracking cookie sites.

When you seek reference material are you sick of sales sites coming up? All stores no info?

There should be settings that disable gaagle.com from showing sales sites so that all reference material comes up.

And what about sites with popup adds? There should be a setting that will prevent the search results form showing sites that have popup windows. Safesearch is a joke. A bad idea with even worse results.

Gaagled.com <hairball>

VirtualAce
01-23-2006, 08:47 AM
Actually I'm sick of people not using it.

axon
01-23-2006, 08:48 AM
sorry to drop this bomb on you, but privacy, real privacy, is gone - deal with it.

VirtualAce
01-23-2006, 08:51 AM
And if you don't know how to remove cookies which have been there since the dawn of the internet, then you have no business using the internet.

And BTW tracking cookies don't always do all of that. Cprog sticks a cookie on your drive too so it can auto-log you in. I hardly think that's an invasion of my privacy.

Great so now we gonna whine about google?

Rashakil Fol
01-23-2006, 08:51 AM
What the heck is gaagle.com.

axon
01-23-2006, 08:52 AM
What the heck is gaagle.com.


notice the <hairball> at the end. :rolleyes:

adrianxw
01-23-2006, 09:27 AM
If you are using Internet Explorer, you can go Tools->Internet Options->Privacy->Sites and then type in the domain, (google.com for example), and press Block. Then they won't be created.

I am sure other browsers have similar functionalty somewhere.

Whenever SpyBot or AdAware flags a site to me, I always block it. Now, they rarely find anything.

If we are talking about google, and I am by no means clear, <hairball> means nothing to me, I do not have a problem with their sites, although I do block their cookies.

kryptkat
01-23-2006, 09:46 AM
Actually I'm sick of people not using it.


i do use it but the results are not accurate! everything but what you are looking for.



And if you don't know how to remove cookies which have been there since the dawn of the internet, then you have no business using the internet.

i know how to remove cookies by delete and spybot and other progs.....




And BTW tracking cookies don't always do all of that. Cprog sticks a cookie on your drive too so it can auto-log you in. I hardly think that's an invasion of my privacy.



i am not talking about autologin cookies i am talking about mediaplex that tracks your movements from site to site that uses there adds through gaagle.com. two seprate companys but one always pulls up the links to the other and you do not know which site had mediaplex untill after you get cookied. then tracked.



sorry to drop this bomb on you, but privacy, real privacy, is gone - deal with it.

so lets get real privacy back.



If you are using Internet Explorer, you can go Tools->Internet Options->Privacy->Sites and then type in the domain, (google.com for example), and press Block. Then they won't be created.

i can block them and all other search engins too so how do i get what i want with out know all the site names out there? everytime i use it i have to scan computer for whatever...mostly tracking cookies come up.... new site more cookies yick.
i have no problem with log on cookies it is the tracking cookies that i object to.


Great so now we gonna whine <with cheeze>

VirtualAce
01-23-2006, 10:03 AM
Good internet habits necessitate daily scanning of your drive for these cookies. Spybot, AdAware, and the like are more than adequate.

cboard_member
01-23-2006, 10:18 AM
Ok I'm pretty sure we're talking about Google here?
If so, I believe without it, I wouldn't know what I know or get my work done (coursework & hobbies that is).

The best thing since Sliced processor usage.

EDIT: Yeah, why don't you use Google instead of Gaagle? It's not as if they hunt down websites that display their name - grow up.

BobMcGee123
01-23-2006, 10:45 AM
What is this "internet" you speak of? My uncle, alfred, claims to have invented this device. I'll try it out one of these days.

adrianxw
01-23-2006, 11:49 AM
i can block them and all other search engins too so how do i get what i want with out know all the site names out there? everytime i use it i have to scan computer for whatever...mostly tracking cookies come up.... new site more cookies yick.Well, sorry, maybe you'll have to do a little work! When I started, AdAware and SpyBot picked up numerous hits. I added a few to the block list, and then let the spyware things take care of them.

Next time there were still many...

I added a few to the block list, and then let the spyware things take care of them.

Next time there were still many...

I added a few to the block list, and then let the spyware things take care of them.

Next time there were still many...

I added a few to the block list, and then let the spyware things take care of them.

Next time there were still many but maybe not as many...

I added a few to the block list, and then let the spyware things take care of them.

... and so on. Now, I rarely find one when I scan, (2-3 times a day).

Frobozz
01-23-2006, 01:12 PM
I seem to recall a utility called Anonymous Cookie from the times I was on Windows 95. It allowed cookies to go through, but submitted blank information when one requested something. Very handy tool. Should still be out there someplace.

Also if you are using Firefox, you can set it to clear cookies on exit (along with the cache and history if you want to as well). ;)

Govtcheez
01-23-2006, 01:47 PM
> Are you sick of Gaagle.com ?

No, but I'm sick of threads complaining about really minor annoyances (easily avoidable minor annoyances) on a free service.

axon
01-23-2006, 08:50 PM
i do use it but the results are not accurate! everything but what you are looking for.


I suggest you try THIS. (http://www.google.com/support/bin/topic.py?topic=352)

kryptkat
01-24-2006, 07:50 AM
is it a free service? sortof.... "pay per click" sure you can set it to 0 if you list a site .... but rarely ever get if at all to the top of the list.

The main problem is the word list that ppl use to get "hits" when the search is done. ppl use entire dictionarys! 20,000 word that are not even related to the site. so it does not matter if you type doll dog door or car the same sites come up time and time again so that the search end up getting 9999,999,999 results most of which are NOT related to what you search for.

How to fix it?

how to get them to limit their word lists to only a few words that really describe the sites and make it more effective? yes i nervous bout posting a thread like this but the user can only do so much so one ends up with a search like this .... doll -car -dog -etc.....see?


even if you are "tracked" from site to site one only one internet session that is still cyberstalking... but to use spybot after each session take 45 minutes that could be doing something else...well so some stuff while scanning but there are other things to do to.

thank you all for you comments and suggestions you know it is a love dislike relationship with this search engine....

GanglyLamb
01-24-2006, 08:24 AM
I dont get the point of this whole discussion, its a service you either choose to use or not to use...

Its not like someone is pointing a gun at you, forcing to use this search engine.

I'd suggest the following: Get a life and get over it!

Fordy
01-24-2006, 10:36 AM
I dont get the point of this whole discussion, its a service you either choose to use or not to use...

Its not like someone is pointing a gun at you, forcing to use this search engine.

I'd suggest the following: Get a life and get over it!

He gets my vote

VirtualAce
01-24-2006, 10:55 AM
It amazes me that someone comes up with a search engine that has Microsoft foaming at the mouth and yet people still find something wrong with it.

Face it, google is king.

Perhaps you haven't had experience with the other 'get a hit if you are popular and pay more' search engines? On google you can search on the remotest topic in the world and it will point to some little known website. That's powerful.

kryptkat
01-24-2006, 06:35 PM
what is wrong with trying to make something good better?

Thantos
01-24-2006, 06:38 PM
You know what I hate? People who replace letters in a name and think they are orginal.

Syneris
01-24-2006, 07:22 PM
Instead of blocking cookies from sites that you don't want cookies from, why not block all cookies except from sites you want to use cookies for? You can do this with IE.

VirtualAce
01-25-2006, 12:12 AM
what is wrong with trying to make something good better?


I'm pretty sure they don't need your help and I don't see how this thread is contributing to the cause.

valis
01-25-2006, 12:59 AM
What the hell are you talking about-- and why the hell are you spelling it gaagle?
google (along with most other modern engines) doesn't even use the meta keyword (or very little) crap to fetch results on your search, and as for results being inaccurate and unhelpful, you must be terrible at searching. Ask a question and if I'm online I can surely find you an answer with google.
If you honestly think they use the keywords people supply then go hunt down their patent and read up, this thread is rediculous.

SlyMaelstrom
01-25-2006, 12:10 PM
If there is anything wrong with google it's the fact that you can have redirection sites listed on it. That allows the worst sites in the world to be #1... and #2... and #3...#4...#5......#50 on certain searches. I personally thing if a URL is nothing more than a redirect, search engines shouldn't have it.

psychopath
01-25-2006, 04:57 PM
>>and why the hell are you spelling it gaagle?<<
Clearly, kryptkat has created this new word, because kryptkat is a trend setter. We just don't know about it because we're not "cool" forum geeks. kryptkat is so alternative. You're all just stuck in the mainstream.

-psychopath

jwenting
01-26-2006, 02:07 AM
Personally I can fully understand why people don't trust Google with their personal life story and want nothing to do with them.
But then I'm one of those people who do just that. I block all their cookies (from ALL their domains that I can find), never click on their ads (sorry for people trying to make money by buying into Googleads), and never use their services.
This doesn't stop them from building a profile about me for use against me at some point, but it sure makes it harder and less complete.

And for people saying they couldn't live without Google, get a life. Google isn't divine, if anything they're demonic.
They've not been around for long, the world did quite well without them.
In fact they started around the same time as the economic collapse in Europe and the US a few years ago. While there may not be a link between the two events it does raise some suspicion ;)

Blackroot
01-26-2006, 02:16 AM
When the last time you didint hear someone say;
"Google it".

Google has made life easier on normal people, people that arent able to take several days looking up the anatomy of a sheep bladder. :P.

Mmm, I love cookies. Google makes em yummy.

jwenting
01-26-2006, 02:30 AM
There are many other search engines, many of them just as good or better.
I don't need to get 5 million results when I search for something, 4.999.990 of them porn sites ;)

Sam Granger
01-26-2006, 10:36 AM
There are many other search engines, many of them just as good or better.
I don't need to get 5 million results when I search for something, 4.999.990 of them porn sites ;)
Usually if thats the case, it means you did look for a porn site ;)

Govtcheez
01-26-2006, 11:31 AM
> This doesn't stop them from building a profile about me for use against me at some point, but it sure makes it harder and less complete.

Use against you? What the hell do you expect them to do with it?

kryptkat
01-26-2006, 11:45 AM
Would you care to try something and see for yourself what part of the fusstration is about?

Symptoms.

1. Every time you click on a link you get redirected. <from the search engine>
2. View source code in the right click menu has been disabled
3 Open in new window in the right click menu gets redirected
4 When you do get to the site you wanted you get automatically clicked through to a new page.
5. You get a new set of “Favorites”
6 You get 10 new tracking cookies with less then 40 link clicks.
7. Your settings get messed up.

You are trying to find the name of the browser hijacker that redirects you clicks and how to repair the browser. You used spybot to remove the 10 new tracking cookies. You removed cool web search in safemode but you are still being redirected <see above symptoms> You regedited and repaired most of your reg <you believe there is still something there to search for> You have looked for .dlls in windows\system32 of known 9 hijackers none was found. You emptyed your tempinternetfile folder so you know that it is empty and that is not what has disabled your view source code right click menu.

You try 250 sites you have never been to before through the search engine after cleaning your system with spybot. So you know that the sites are not entirely responsible. The only common link is the search engine. 40 sites a day or so then clean system after log off. After determining that the common link <pun> is the search engine you decide to find what is causing these redirections and browser hijackings.

Hang on to something.

Your search engine >> Right click hijacker + redirect
Your search engine >> redirect hijacking +browser

Your search engine >> Browser hijacker + right click +redirect

Search tried again with Advanced Search >> use only these words >> Browser hijacker + right click +redirect

Do you know how many sites that have the words “Right Click” in them without having anything to do with browser hijakcers? Even when you used the plus sign “+” that come up on the search results page? Even at that you find a few pages that refer to cool web search and mediaplex that you believe spybot got rid of. Among lots of pages that have nothing to do with what you are looking for. Do you know how many sites come up wanting to sell you a book on how to repair you computer. You have no idea if the information is in those books or not <catch 22> plus the cost of the books $89.95 an so on.
It is more than tracking cookies it is a browser hijacking. Antivirus scan found nothing. Do you know how hard it is to find something when you are getting redirected all the time?

Govtcheez
01-26-2006, 12:04 PM
> So you know that the sites are not entirely responsible.

That doesn't prove anything. I used google all the time and have virtually no spyware at all. I sure as hell don't get those redirect issues and right click disabling. Just because you have horrible security isn't google's fault.

Sang-drax
01-26-2006, 12:08 PM
Google isn't divine, if anything they're demonic.
They've not been around for long, the world did quite well without them.
They've been around forever (9 years).

PJYelton
01-26-2006, 12:20 PM
> That doesn't prove anything. I used google all the time and have virtually no spyware at all. I sure as hell don't get those redirect issues and right click disabling. Just because you have horrible security isn't google's fault.I'm with cheez, I never have the problems you are describing and I use google at least 5-10 times a day. And thats with minimal security settings. Perhaps if you quit visiting cracking sites you won't have these problems :rolleyes:


Search tried again with Advanced Search >> use only these words >> Browser hijacker + right click +redirect

Do you know how many sites that have the words “Right Click” in them without having anything to do with browser hijakcers?Heres my Google (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=%22Browser+hijacker%22+%22right+click%22+redirec t&btnG=Search) search for what you're looking for. Now explain to me how those ten pages it brought up are incorrect webpages for what you are looking for.

VirtualAce
01-26-2006, 12:25 PM
This is a stupid discussion.

kryptkat - You are a moron and there seems to be no help for you.
jwenting - You need to see a doctor about some of your paranoia issues.

I can't believe you two are making this into a conspiracy about google.com. Really folks get a life. Name some other good search engines if you are so damn smart. Demonic eh? Now I've heard just about everything.

Where do you idiots come from and why do you continually pester us here at cprog? There must be a huge idiot farm somewhere where all you people are bred. Please, do us a favor, and return to the nest.

What total idiots. Normally I don't respond like this but really you leave me no choice but to flame you and slap you for being well...stupid.

So if you don't like google.com then don't use it. Otherwise STFU.

And all of the above issues just proves to me that you need to do the following.

1. Pack up your system.
2. Take it back to the store.
3. Stay away from computers because you are too stupid to own one.

And stop using the CD-ROM tray as a drink holder.



We need a STFU smiley. Please...pretty please.

Govtcheez
01-26-2006, 12:37 PM
Bubba, I want to give you a hug :)

VirtualAce
01-26-2006, 12:39 PM
LOL.

Well Bubba normally is calm, cool, collected, but I reckon every fella has his breaking point.

:D

SlyMaelstrom
01-26-2006, 01:53 PM
I think google.com is big brother, but I can't prove it.

Trust me, please!

treenef
01-26-2006, 03:52 PM
Originally posted by jwenting

I don't need to get 5 million results when I search for something, 4.999.990 of them porn sites

Where did the extra point come from?


Originally posted by Bubba
Where do you idiots come from and why do you continually pester us here at cprog? There must be a huge idiot farm somewhere where all you people are bred. Please, do us a favor, and return to the nest.

I thought you were Quzah for a moment there... ;)

psychopath
01-26-2006, 04:17 PM
Are you sick of the interne3t?

Are you sick of websites that don't contain the information you want because you have bad spelling, or don't know how to use search engines properly?

Everytime I connect to the intern3t, im faced with millions of websites that I don't want to visit. Many of them are even selling things, and advertising. These companies are breaking laws.

Everytime you connect to the intern3t, ISPs actually recieve YOUR personal information.

If they have this information, who knows what they're doing with it?

Some websites even display illegal content. There should be settings on the intern3t to prevent the user from accessing these websites.

The intern3t puts viruses on peoples computers.

The intern3t is a bad idea.

intern3t <hippopotamus>

SlyMaelstrom
01-26-2006, 04:27 PM
I think intern3t is big brother, but I can't prove it.

Trust me, please!

Govtcheez
01-26-2006, 05:37 PM
Today I found out I have not one, but two big brothers!

This is the greatest day EVER!

BobMcGee123
01-26-2006, 06:12 PM
This is a stupid discussion.


YOUR FACE IS A STUPID DISCUSSION

jverkoey
01-26-2006, 07:54 PM
LOLZ