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Why does TB open IE to http://pd0.imp.revsci.net/baycon/fpservice

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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?

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?

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0

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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.

Tools>Options>Security>Show Cookies

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.

First surprise:

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.

Second 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.

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. Tools>Options>Security>Show Cookies 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. First surprise: 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. Second 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.