How to detect proxies that use you for advertisment and tracking?

Discussion in 'Proxies' started by Rasputnik, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Rasputnik

    Rasputnik Newbie

    Nov 22, 2014
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    I googled for free proxies and got list of 1000 from like 10 sites that list em, about 200 turn out working.
    Tried few and got popups with keywords from URL i use i go to nvidia homepage and i get to
    other example proxy goes to some affiliate website and then to nvidia home page with
    in URL.

    Firebug reports that i getting cookies set when this redirects happen
    Set-Cookie: vig=eaaca701d4693578423c20b186d0512d
    could be tracking cookie who knows, so this totally eliminates benefits of using proxy.

    This only triggers on some domains not all, i guess ones that match popular keywords. Is this normal practice, how to protect myself from this, disabling javascript does not help, is there way to filter out this proxies somehow?
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2014