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I have used the mvps HOSTS file for quite a while, so I decided to ask them about these cookies. Here is their reply:

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Its interesting that his Blocking Unwanted Cookies link includes a plug for CCleaner. ;)

 

Yep, piriform to the rescue.

 

Thats a good find. I tried out most of these cookie finders linked on it. Every one I tried runs without a reboot, and they seem to work OK. Thanks for the info.

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so to follow up on this (and perhaps the piriform devs will see this ;) ) open-source bleachbit just added evercookie to it's cleaning list on the latest beta, so it is possible to get all the little bits.

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okay, I just gave it a shot (running the simple test on evercookie site) with CCleaner (latest 2.36) >>> running CC when the browser is closed gets rid of everything, including the "evercookie" thing. At the opposite, only relying on FF4 self cleaning feature is not enough.

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Awesome Rhino, thanks for the information. Devs if this can be definitivly confirmed, I hope that this can go on the list of ccleaner features (as many people will have by now read the story on evercookie and be wondering if they can be protected from it by ccleaner)

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Where is the Send Referrer option located?

Sorry I never answered your question, and have just now seen it. I'm glad the others did answer your question though.

 

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I'm thinking allot of the supposed "evercookie" issue could be dealt with in Firefox by enabling in CCleaner:

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The reason I've come to think that is I've noticed some data being stored in Firefox SQLite database files "perhaps cookies" or some other "persistent data" that CCleaner's 'compact databases' completely flushes out. Similarly a stand-alone 100% portable tool that only does that is called SpeedyFox (freeware) which is also capable of flushing out those database files - and in general flushing them supposedly makes Firefox faster.

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read that this evercookie is systemwide...not only for firefox.."all"

in the latest bleachbit version they say it can delte all your evercookies...

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read that this evercookie is systemwide...not only for firefox.."all"

in the latest bleachbit version they say it can delte all your evercookies...

 

Yes I read up on it when this topic was originally started. I was just stating that some things that seem undeletable in Firefox can simply be gotten rid of by using CCleaner's compact databases for Firefox.

 

I haven't used BleachBit in ages, may have to give it a go again.

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read that this evercookie is systemwide...not only for firefox.."all"

in the latest bleachbit version they say it can delte all your evercookies...

this was stated two posts up, please read the thread ;) also the next post stated that in the test ccleaner did a good job in cleaning the traces of evercookie. . . and I'm not sure where you got that anyone was saying it was firefox only, Andavari only said that for firefox the compact section might do a good job toward cleaning it.

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this was stated two posts up, please read the thread ;) also the next post stated that in the test ccleaner did a good job in cleaning the traces of evercookie. . . and I'm not sure where you got that anyone was saying it was firefox only, Andavari only said that for firefox the compact section might do a good job toward cleaning it.

 

Meanwhile, for a more permanent solution while using firefox:

 

Type into the address bar about:config & press enter.

Press enter again to show you understand the risks.

Type into the autofind bar network.http.sendrefererheader & modify the selection to have a value of 0 instead of the default 2.

 

Next, use the private surf option in Firefox.

Using All-Seeing eye might not be a bad idea either -> http://www.scanwith.com/download/All_Seeing_Eye.htm

 

I will be glad to find out when CCleaner does definitively (not might/maybe/possibly) remove the ever cookie. But alas, using the compact databases, shouldn't there just simply be a simple entry for evercookie that is enabled by default to avoid misunderstanding by those less knowleageable?

 

Peace!

 

Edit: May even try http://www.admuncher.com/ when I get time...

Also, there have been reports that better privacy -> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6623/ defeats it, so I just have to check later on.

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The developers have not yet sounded in on this, but Rhino said that his investigations found that all written items were removed. And I noted that the dom storage part was removed (i use IE8)

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I went back to samy's site just now, still recommend to stay away from it like the plague.

 

Wouldn't visit it without Powershadow or Returnil going for any money. samy is rude.

 

From a non tekkie point of view, all I know is that it kicks my internet explorer CPU usage up to about 50%.

Very few softwares have ever done that. Plus the site acts peculiarly. Keeps regenerating itself over the tab I'm looking at, keeps making the speakers click. Whats up with that?

 

Edit: Thanks, Nergal, good article...I've no idea what it means but it looks darned informative. :D Can I look at any of those locations from windows explorer?

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In Firefox, you can disable the sending of the Referer header completely.

 

Alternatively you can get an extension which will do it on a site by site basis.

 

Did you already tried an extension for this ? Can you suggest the best one ?

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If you want to have full control over your referrer, I would suggest RefControl .

 

RefControl let's you create a list of sites, and the referrer that should be sent for each site. You can choose to send that referrer unconditionally or only for third-party requests. Additionally, you can specify the default behavior for any site not in the list.

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If you want to have full control over your referrer, I would suggest RefControl .

 

RefControl let's you create a list of sites, and the referrer that should be sent for each site. You can choose to send that referrer unconditionally or only for third-party requests. Additionally, you can specify the default behavior for any site not in the list.

 

Impressive add-on, thank You.

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On http://samy.pl/evercookie/'>http://samy.pl/evercookie/ i click on:

create evercookie, than i restart my brwoser.

 

Firefox 4 Delete all Data on exit and BetterPrivacy-Add-On all Flash-Cookies.

Than i run ccleaner, newest version, with all marked optiosn for firefox.

 

I start firefox again, restore my last tabs with Session-Manager Add-On and go to http://samy.pl/evercookie/ again.

 

And see there, evercookie restore all cookies again!

 

What went wrong, do you have the same issue?

 

{REMOVED By Nergal}

 

I hope you can fix this.

 

Greetings by Gongedulations

 

EDIT:

Sorry, in the secend try it work fine!

I love you guys! GREAT WORK!

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