Getting gubbed?? Check for bookmakers spyware on your PC/laptop

  • This is a very interesting read and may explain why you are having accounts restricted.

    I checked my devices and found the IE Snare spyware had been installed in early January – I strongly suspect it was installed by Ladbrokes

    https://tinyurl.com/q7pm7vf

  • Pickle
    Pickle 20

    how do you find out who put it there?

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    beh 3

    Bet365 use it I believe but their whole site is flash based.

    Just install flashcontrol and/or have a poke around in the settings for flash player.

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    Tony
    Tony 1

    Interesting article, thanks for sharing it

    Trying my to figure out how to check my iMac for this malware, will do some more reading and share anything I find for any other (non-techy!) Apple users

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    Pickle
    Pickle 20

    I found 2 files on my laptop dated 2/2/16. Have deleted them but no doubt theyll be back. will just have to keep checking.

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    Mozzer 0

    Pickle – I checked the cookies log to find the date/time it was installed. On the date that it was installed, the only bookie site I visited was Ladbrokes and I was gubbed by them 5 days later after having had an online account with them for donkeys years. I was also restricted to a maximum bet of 25p!!

    Regardless of what browser/PC/iMac you are using, you need to go to your privacy settings, then to exceptions and type in ‘iesnare.com’ and click ‘Block’.

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    Mozzer 0

    just deleting them won’t work, they will be reloaded next time you access the site

    you need to set your cookies exceptions to “block” for iesnare.com

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    Mozzer 0

    also a good idea to run CCleaner at the end of every day

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    78naD
    78naD 0

    Great post mate.

    I’m not a tech wizard by any means but am careful about ip addresses, vpns, always go incognito and a few more bits

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    Dave_Jones 1

    The link on that site to the radio recording is well worth a listen. Its about 2 hours long though, I listened to it a couple of weeks ago after someone flagged it up on another forum. It covers many topics that have been discussed on this forum.

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    deathstar
    deathstar 7

    will hill definitely uses IEsnare, I regularly re-install windows and once I’ve installed flash I visit wills, then go to flash settings and mpsnare is the only cookie listed. so I change the storage to 0kb.

    I would point out though, there are probably more ways that bookies track your behaviour now that we don’t know about, all the guides for removing/blocking IEsnare are at least 8 years old. With the rise of the “super-cookie” I would be very surprised if they only rely on IEsnare.

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    Mozzer 0

    No doubt they will be doing stuff that we haven’t even thought of yet.

    I am not against cookies being used to collect info about my preferences and spending patterns etc but there has to be a point where what they are being used for is overstepping the line and disingenuous

    I don’t want my personal data (including passwords) accessed by a 3rd party that I don’t trust implicitly – you never know who they are selling data on to.

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    Pickle
    Pickle 20

    I downloaded something on google chrome last night from betfair and IEsnare was there. Deleted it messed about on betfair just now and some have come back

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    Mozzer 0

    Pickle – you must set your cookies exceptions to “block” for iesnare.com otherwise it will keep coming back.

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    CashedUp
    CashedUp
    Blocked
    5

    how do we do this on a Mac?

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    christop48 0

    Yep, found it on my laptop. Strangely, it’s dated around the same time I was gubbed from Ladbrokes

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