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Johnny The Guesser
28 Mar 16 09:19
Date Joined: 15 Apr 02
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What's going on with this ? What's it doing ?
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Report winningthought March 28, 2016 5:13 PM BST
The cookie? I believe its a bookies tracking mechanism.
Report bigH March 28, 2016 7:15 PM BST
it tracks what websites you visit and then when they see you have a BF axxount, the bookies gubs you

you need to block it

use privacy badger
Report roache March 28, 2016 8:29 PM BST
Also it is in breach of the European court of human rights ie the right to privacy but as yet the bookies are getting away with it and will continue to do so until this scandalous breach of privacy is challenged in courts.
Report Johnny The Guesser March 29, 2016 7:44 AM BST
Surprised to work out which site was putting this on my computer.Sad

Maybe part of the new regime ?

Try it.

Delete , log in and up it pops again.

Report Westender March 30, 2016 1:16 PM BST
Delete then log in to Bookmakers one by one until you find the culprit

Then name and shame the cants all over social media.

It is not Betfair or Purple
Report Johnny The Guesser March 30, 2016 5:54 PM BST
That's not what I found Westie. The culprit was close to home. Sad
Report Westender March 30, 2016 6:33 PM BST
I have checked my computer a few times and no sign of this on any of my computers. I use Betfair, Purple and Bet365 for the live streaming.

If Betfair is suspected, we need to ask them WTF on Twitter.
Report kincsem April 1, 2016 1:48 AM BST
I live in south Co Dublin.
A few months back I went to Paddy Power head office in Clonskeagh, south Co Dublin to get my account info which is allowed under the Data Protection legislation.
It was e-mailed to me.  I opened the files.
Later I found iesnare on my PC loaded to my PC the day I opened the files from Paddy Power.
There could not be a connection.  That would be unthinkable.
See the Irish Sports thread for more detail.
Report kincsem April 1, 2016 2:05 AM BST
The thread in Irish Sports that discusses iesnare (near the end of the thread).

"Successful Gamblers Barred From Betting" ..... reb ....  111 .... 4,876 .... 02 Nov 15 13:09, by reb

There were 111 posts in the thread, the last post was 02 Nov 2015
If you sort by post count you can find the thread (111 posts) or go to about page 4 of Irish Sports.

I haven't used Paddy Power much in the last ten years, but wanted to see if they had any comments on file about me. (no comments).
Report Getafix April 1, 2016 3:41 PM BST
With Google chrome, you can use the inbuilt developer tools to see which websites use iesnare i.e.,:

1) navigate to website of concern
2) press CTRL+SHIFT+I (this will pop up the developer tools),
3) place focus into the "Elements" tab, click CTRL+F (find)
4) type iesnare, you will then see all the references to it. 

Hope that helps.

(btw it does appear on the betfair website)
Report Getafix April 1, 2016 4:12 PM BST
I should add that it may only be a "certain page" on a website that accesses iesnare so it's not foolproof, you just have to make a guess where this would be called, probably main page, or the first page after logging in or "account details" etc.
Report Gerbs April 2, 2016 7:54 PM BST
Report Froggitt April 3, 2016 3:59 PM BST
you need to change your hosts file, so that whenever it tries to send data back to the mother ship, it cant. credit to

To check if iesnare is on your computer...You can find it by opening up a command prompt
(start -> all programs->accessories->command prompt) then typing..... dir mp*.com /s
If it's there you will see the date it was installed on your computer!

If it's there and you want to block it this is how...

Click the Start button, click notepad or enter notepad in the bar at the bottom
Right-click on the Notepad item which appears at the top of the list
Choose "Run as administrator"
In "untitled - notepad" go to file and click open, then under "files of type" click all files
Enter "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc" in file name and click open
Right click on "hosts" file (make sure it only says hosts, not hosts.bak or hosts.txt), select properties and uncheck read-only box at bottom beside attributes, then click "Apply" then OK.
Now double-click "hosts" again
Add the following lines in the next line below where it says " localhost"

Save the text file back to its existing location, then close notepad

Now, open the command prompt (start -> all programs->accessories->command prompt)
and check that it is working by...

Type in the word "ping" followed by any of the entries
(without the numbers)..e.g ping

Press enter

You're looking to see similar to this:

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time
Report bigH April 3, 2016 5:33 PM BST
easier way to do this is down load "privacy badger"

once downloaded, access the bookie and then click on the privacy badger icon - it will tell you what cookies have been loaded on to your site

very simple to block once identified
Report dave1357 April 3, 2016 6:33 PM BST
bigH - iesnare uses flash cookies .sol files, not normal cookies - does privacy badger block them?
Report razz April 13, 2016 4:10 PM BST
this needs to be bumped every month so ppl can get rid of these cookies
Report dunlaying April 14, 2016 2:01 PM BST
Oddschecker sends them I think.
Report Latalomne April 15, 2016 8:03 PM BST
FWIW, I've noticed whatever it was that was replicating my bets at one tick better than me on the Exchange has stopped since I blocked this.
Report pablo-fanque April 15, 2016 8:17 PM BST
like this

#       localhost

or does there need to be a # before the next 127 like this

#       localhost

Report longbridge April 16, 2016 2:27 PM BST
like the first example - the '#' character at the start of a row means it's a comment (ie will be ignored)
Report pablo-fanque April 16, 2016 4:31 PM BST
thank you longbridge
Report razz April 26, 2016 2:23 PM BST
are there any other known cookies bookies use like iesnare??

hard to imagine they don't use other similar ones, especially once they realise ppl are cottoning on to this unethical behaviour.
Report dave1357 May 8, 2016 3:10 PM BST

Apr 15, 2016 -- 2:03PM, Latalomne wrote:

FWIW, I've noticed whatever it was that was replicating my bets at one tick better than me on the Exchange has stopped since I blocked this.

There is absolutely zero chance that these events are related

Report razz July 18, 2016 2:12 AM BST
Report fdsgfargaer July 18, 2016 11:26 PM BST
just installed privacy badger. should i just b looking for this iesnare cookie ?
Report razz July 27, 2016 10:19 PM BST
yes definitely if you use multiple bookie accounts online
Report fdsgfargaer July 28, 2016 6:58 PM BST
found it on skybet so far
Report fdsgfargaer July 28, 2016 6:58 PM BST
but wen i block it  the site doesnt work smoothly
Report razz November 4, 2016 8:57 PM GMT
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Report Dav_vin03 June 14, 2017 7:53 AM BST
add as an exception on your cookie options and set it to block
Report razz June 27, 2017 10:52 PM BST
there's guides on how to block it if you google it also
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