Remove And Block SiteMeter’s

The controversy of SiteMeter installing ‘spyware cookies‘ on their user website’s visitors without any of their consent continues. Apparently, the SiteMeter Team posted a reply on the spyware allegations. Despite that, an individual suggested SiteMeter did not post any reply in their blog to prevent those who haven’t already know to get to know about it.

Check out this post to read what others think and feel about the whole spyware cookie episode.

The “spyware cookie” that is created on the user’s computer without their consent is named Well, it is impossible to tell the whole world to stop using SiteMeter. However, what you can do is to protect yourself against it. It doesn’t matter if you do not have a blog or a website. As long as you have been surfing the Internet for the past 1 month, chances are your computer has already been infected.

What you need to do now is to check if your computer has already been infected. If it has, you will need to remove the cookie first. Then, you will need to block the cookie to prevent future infections. Michael Sync provided a detailed step-by-step instruction on how to remove and how to block it from future infections.

After you have finished all the steps, enter a website or a blog that has a SiteMeter counter in it. Check the cookies that was accepted in that session after the page has been fully loaded. If the cookie is no where to be seen, your ‘patch’ is successful.

Humans make mistakes. However, some mistakes can be avoided. SiteMeter sold out their users’ trust. Now, it is time to bare the consequences.

13 thoughts on “Remove And Block SiteMeter’s

  1. leeling says:

    “If the cookie is no where to be seen, your ‘patch’ is successful.”

    the cookie refers to the number of counter shown in the blog? if we cannot see the number, means the spyware is blocked? … mmmmm.. …

    thanks anyway for the info .. ;)

  2. TenthOfMarch says:

    The cookie from DOES NOT track visitor count. It tracks your visitor’s (and yourself if you have the cookie) browsing activity. Click here for more information.

    The cookie that tracks the visitors are from (eg.) Therefore, blocking the cookie does not interfere with the counter.

    The spyware cookie is blocked when you don’t see the cookie, not the number on the counter.

  3. Susan says:

    Does the specic click info that is in the html code you put on your website prevent or add to the spyware??

  4. TenthOfMarch says:

    I didn’t put up any HTML codes in my post. The guide that is shown in the URL provided is to block your computer from accepting to cookie. So, it is to prevent.

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  6. flyboyfloyd says:

    I was checking out prepaid debit cards to use on the internet for security purposes…
    I went to and clicking the “free signup” button I got a warning.
    My browser said * is using an outdated encryption method that is no longer considered secure…
    I wondered why a 3rd party was even involved on a “secure” page and not being secure on top of that!
    Scary o_O
    Needless to say I went elsewhere for my needs (after clearing cookies)

    Your blog came up in a google search on

    Very informative, TY!

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