Uh-Oh.......Ensnared by "iesnare"
I'm a noob, and think I too have been stitched up (yes...like a kipper) by the evil 'Hoi Polloi'. I am hoping you can help. I'm only a month into my MB career, and I've already been 'iesnared'. Whilst I do have the viking tendencies of rape and pillage when it comes to bookie bonuses, I am surprised they would try and slit my throat on the first day I got started.
I did a file search as suggested on fronty pagey, and I found the the evil henchman's left swinging doo-dah buried deep in the bowels of my charles babbage !
It looked like this : #mpsnare.iesnare.com
Then someone suggested I check its location and date created, it came back thus :
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\MyName>dir mp*.com/s
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is B071-1C4F
Directory of C:\Documents and Settings\MyName\Local Settings\Application Data\Goog
le\Chrome\User Data\Default\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\#SharedObje
20/05/2014 20:09 mpsnare.iesnare.com
0 File(s) 0 bytes
Total Files Listed:
0 File(s) 0 bytes
1 Dir(s) 223,259,922,432 bytes free
Anyway ironically that date was when I pretty much got started and the sites I visited were Betafair, Betdaq, Topcashback, Skrill (and their gambling promotions page - guess I was asking for trouble with that one!), Freebets.com, betmate.com, smarkets, 888, winner, mse forums (different pages).
Anyhow, feels a bit like someone's been fiddling with my knicker elastic ! So not sure what I should do???
At the mo, I've only signed up to BF, BD, & Smarkets ie the exchanges, but I was going to join Bet365 for their juicy free double century. Am gonna hold off.
What should I do with the file folder I've located (delete it?)
I've got a slightly old xp desktop machine that its on, and I used Chrome browser (which I thought was less susceptible, obviously not).............so please tell me which method you think is best suited for protecting against it.
I also have a laptop and Ipad, and maybe one solution is to use them at the same time, with different sites open up on them....not sure if this is protective strategy or not, so appreciate any help....
PS not sure why I was targeted....I am more 'sausage-rolla as opposed to High-Rolla'
Originally Posted by munk
I'm not quite sure what the question is?! Can you not just follow the instructions in the first post or was something wrong with the guide? Sorry not quite sure what to say?!
The general gist is either change your hosts file so it points to 127.0.0.1 or make the files unreadable by flash IIRC, been a very long time since I had anything to do with this to be honest but if you're really stuck then say where you're stuck in the guide and I'll try and help if I can. But really, read/follow the instructions in the first post and that should work out?
I wouldn't worry too much though, it's not a huge issue unless you're trying to do multi accounting, worst comes to worst it means that two or more companies are exchanging details about what other bookie sites you've logged in to... which, whilst a bit intrusive, isn't the end of the world (slippery slope and all that I suppose).
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I think I've managed to change the hosts file so it points to 127.0.0.1
should I leave the actual iesnare file that I discovered hidden on my hard drive alone ?
I guess it doesn't matter now after changing the hosts file, but my instincts would still be to get rid of the tress-passing so & so.
Thanks for putting me right, I see its not the end of the world, its just that privacy is important to me (although I'm beginning to realise its completely impossible to achieve.
Thanks again for the help
Hi, if you wanted to you could change the permissions on the directory the iesnare files are saved to so that no new files can be written to it, again I think that's all in the first post. You shouldn't need to though as long as the hosts file is set up to send any requests to the related domains to localhost / 127.0.0.1.
Originally Posted by Funjamas
The only other issue to be aware of is that for some sites iesnare does need to work otherwise you can't use the site at all. One site like that was Betcris, where each time you login a considerable amount of time used to be taken verifying your identity using iesnare - during which there would be a long delay logging in - and if you had iesnare disabled then the site just wouldn't let you login at all.
The only way around that really (short of using a different computer) is to perhaps use a separate virtual machine for each site that requires it. Personally I wouldn't bother though, I don't think there's that many sites that will fail to allow you on unless you're allowing iesnare to work (I can't think of any apart from Betcris and even they might have stopped requiring it I don't know).
Can't login to Fred with iesnare blocked anymore. Is there anyway I can unblock it for just one website? Can't even remember which method I used to block it
I don't know to be honest, maybe there's a way, I just allowed it for everything when Betcris wouldn't load without it.
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I think the Ghostery browser extension blocks iesnare.
I've had to tell Ghostery to exclude Betfred as I can't log in whilst it's being blocked.
Might be slightly overkill but I have a Virtual machine that I use to access sites that require iesnare. There are not many and I'm gubbed at some of them...
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Originally Posted by Benito1
The Comodo Dragon browser automatically blocks iesnare.