Why does TB open IE to http://pd0.imp.revsci.net/baycon/fpservice
When I click on any email folder, or try to download email, Internet Explorer opens to http://pd0.imp.revsci.net/baycon/fpservice
The page reads:
HEALTH: ok NAME: fingerprint-1.07 SERVER: pd0-rtbs14-ads01.sea1.audsci.net
What does it mean, and how do I make it stop?
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0
I was vaguely aware of a "cookies" section in the Thunderbird Security area of the Options dialogue. Thanks to a suggestion from the folks at "Experts-Exchange" I took a closer look.
There were numerous instances of "revsci.net". If I delete them and leave the "Accept Cookies" option checked, they come back with the next boot. Thunderbird lets you choose a "Homepage" which shows up before you do anything with your email. I had chosen Reuters News. I now believe revsci was being loaded along with the news. I still don't know why it was opening my browser, but I'm pretty sure I don't care.
I thought all cookies show up somewhere in the registry. The fact that revsci couldn't be found by that method came as a surprise.
I had purchased SpyHunter to find out why this page kept popping up. It seems that the cookies held by Thunderbird are somehow shielded from anti-spyware software.
I have deleted all cookies and declined to accept any more in Thunderbird, and am pretty sure that will solve the problem. I'll let you know if that turns out to be wrong.