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It seems that the ads I see on websites tend to be for things that I do on my computer. An example would be playing diablo 2, then starting to see ads for diablo 2 items. Is this a result of spyware on my computer? Or are they obtaining this information some other way. Or is it complete coincidence.
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probably tracking cookies. Just delete cookies when you are done browsing the web and you will be a-ok!
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Originally Posted by hfcobra View Post
probably tracking cookies. Just delete cookies when you are done browsing the web and you will be a-ok!
Do you mean tracking cookies through spyware? Or some other way?
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Yeah, probably just cookies. You could try using ccleaner to get rid of them.
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Do you mean tracking cookies through spyware? Or some other way?
well I could not get into detail about them, but you dont need to worry at all. Just download "Hitman Pro" for free and it will clean all of them out for you!
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Almost all websites do this. I notice when I browse newegg, then go to facebook lets say, I will see items i recently browsed as ads on facebook.

Another marketing technique, just to keep that item in the pack of your head I guess. They do this by cookies. If you clear your cache, cookies, and history, I guarantee you wont see ads that target you. Just runa CClean and your good to go. Its nothing to be alarmed about though.
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It's generally just Google's AdSense.
It will pick up searched strings and try to advertise items related to that.

Not sure why anyone would click these banners, though..
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