Posted: June 6, 2006 Description Screenshot, or, is a tracking cookie designed to keep track of how many times you visit a website and how long you stay, your browser type, your IP address, and other web surfing activities which are sent back to the cookie's host site.

Generally, cookies are not dangerous in nature. Cookies are even helpful since they allow websites to store user preferences (login credentials, personalize web pages, etc.). Yet there are cookies that are used for malicious purposes.

In the wrong hands, a cookie can be harmful and turn into a security issue when it's used to steal your personal information. If you click on a hyperlink that takes you to the "login" page of a trustworthy website, an attacker, using a method called cross-site scripting, has the ability to manipulate a hyperlink to make it appear it's coming from the trustworthy website, view or tamper with the website's cookies, harvest your information and use it to access your sensitive information.

Is spyware?

Although is not considered spyware or malware, in the hands of an attacker it can prove to be harmful. So it's up to you if you want your surfing habits or sensitive information to be shared across multiple domains or sold to third-parties for malicious purposes.

Why do I keep getting security warning pop-ups about

If you're getting security warning pop-ups alerting you the presence of an infection labeled as, your computer may be infected with a trojan. Trojan makers are profit-driven and in order to steal your money and identity, they use trojans to generate fake security warning pop-ups which are designed to list fictitious infections allegedly found on the computer and redirect you to a website where you're tricked into buying a rogue software.

Target computer users may repeatedly receive the pop-up message, which asks 'Do you want to open or save get-user-id.js from ad.yieldmananager'. The pop-up message may occur intermittently, but even when the PC user clicks on 'X' to close the tricky message, every time it keeps popping up on the desktop of the compromised PC.

How do I delete cookie?

You can delete cookie by accessing your cookie settings on your browser or using a good anti-spyware program that scans your computer and quickly removes the cookie for you.

After you've deleted the cookie, you have the option to block cookie in your browser. Follow these steps on how to block in your IE or Firefox browser:

For Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Sites: type in > Block.

For Firefox: Tools > Options > Privacy > Use custom settings for history > Exceptions > Address of web sites: type in > Block.

Note: If your default homepage redirects to another website, multiple browsers inexplicably open, bogus security alert pop up, your desktop wallpaper has been changed to display an image of an installation window, or system functions have been disabled, you may have more than a cookie problem; a trojan may have secretly installed on your computer. It's highly recommended that you run a system scan with a reliable anti-spyware software to detect and remove trojans and other types of malware. Screenshot Screenshot 3

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

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The following messages's were detected:
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1'Do you want to open or save get-user-id.js from ad.yieldmananager'

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