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Old 04-14-06, 12:40 AM
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Adware question.

We've all seen them... the ads that pop up on websites that refer to the city we live in. It may be "find jobs in *city*" or "find a local girl in *city*. My question is, what are these ads scanning to know what city I'm in, in order to display the correct ad/text?

I have run adaware, spybot, hijackthis, AVG Virus Scanner, CWS Shredder, and everything else I can find to run, but the fact that these banners know where I live tell me that there is still some sort of information exchange happening. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?

Thanks in advance
Old 04-14-06, 03:15 AM
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They're probably just looking at your IP address. No adware/spyare needs to be on your computer for that.

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