Best answer by BaldrickView original
Hello to all I am having trouble with ( https://s.yimg.com ) every time I try to log into Yahoo
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How have these been brought to your attention? Through a WSA scan? If so then I would follow WSA's guidance. If from any other source then I would Open a Support Ticket and seek professional advice from the Support Team.
I have seen a number of conflicting views of what these are or are purported to be and to be honest a number of them look to be far fetched, i.e., anything from a tracking cookie, to browser hijack, just to mention a few and it seems there is no consistent view amongst the amateurs...hence my suggestion to contact Support.
If you can find the actual files then you can right click on each of them in turn and select 'Scan with Webroot' from the context menu displayed, and that should give you a steeer on how to proceed, as if WSA detects an issue with the file it will respond with appropriate action.
Would advise as to which browser yo are using when getting this 'issue'?
Please advise as to which browser you are using when you are running into this issue.
Many thanks, Baldrick
You should be able to identify your browser by right clicking on the icon in the top right hand corner of your browser window (if Firefox or Chrome) which should look like three horizontal lines one on top of the other.
From the menu displayed click on either 'Help' or the '?' symbol...both should be at the bottom or near the bottom of the menu displayed. And from that you should be able to identify if it is Chrome or Firefox.
If you do not have the three horizontal lines one on top of the other then you are most likely using IE in which case you should see a gear/cog symbol in the top right hand corner.
Either way let us know.
so what logo do you click on to get on the internet ???
That's what Baldrick wanted to know... and i'm pretty sure he has good reasons for it...
If you look at the top end of your internet browser do you see any of the 3 tabs & title bars there ( ignore the dodgy look as i quickly screencapped some ) The top tab is chrome, the one below is Firefox and the one on the bottom is internet explorer...
HAd to erase some info that i dont want to be seen in this topic for confidentiality reasons
No worries...take your time. Please follow my guidance in terms of trying to assertaiin the browser you are using...all you need to do is to check the top right hand corner of the browser window.
If IE then you should be seeing:
If Firefox then you should be seeing:
If Chrome then you should be seeing:
All related to the top RIGHTHAND corner or the browser page.
True, Yahoo might be using it for some tracking scripts/images, but from checking around it would seem that completely blocking it will break Yahoo so that's not really an option.
What I would like you to do is to click on the gear/cog symbol in the top right hand corner of your browser window and then click on 'Internet options'.
From the General tab check what you have listed under 'Home page' and report that back here.
I have found some guidance on how to remove s.yimg.com from a number of browsers but Community Guidelines prevent me from posting the link in the Foum. If you are interested in the link please send me a Private Message and I will share it withg you. I should point out that what is suggested is somewhat technical but you may be OK with it...you will need to decide that for yourself.
Private Message sent as requested.