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Q: Js.scripts ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Js.scripts
Category: Computers
Asked by: puppy4-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 02 May 2003 14:09 PDT
Expires: 01 Jun 2003 14:09 PDT
Question ID: 198560
Everytime I access my yahoo email account I find the following scripts
in my cookies. Can you tell me what these scripts mean and why they
would always show up as soon as I go into my Yahoo account.      Last modified
9/20/01     Last modified 4/6/02      Last modified

Now I am also finding this or some variation to this.

I have asked Yahoo and have yet to get any kind of explination. My
computer has been hacked in the past. I'm trying to follow up on
anything I don't understand

Thank you

Subject: Re: Js.scripts
Answered By: dogbite-ga on 02 May 2003 15:22 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi puppy4-ga,

  Sure, I can tell you what those 
  JavaScript (js) scripts are.

    - this script determines if you are running
      Microsoft Internet Explorer, version greater
      than 5, on a Windows machine.
    - if it is, it loads the following two JavaScripts

    - this inserts a <span> html elmemnt into the document.
      this element essentially tags the page with an id of "cc"
      so that it can be referenced by the next script.

    - this script does a lot of standard client
      tracking actions.  this includes noting the
      date and your screen size.  these notes are
      then saved in a cookie.

  As for

  that is a simple loopback communication used
  by your webbrowser to talk with itself.  It
  is normal and nothing to be concerned about.

  So in short, your computer is not being hacked
  and you have nothing to fear in what you're seeing.

  But it is always good to be cautious and curious!
  I hope this information helps you out.


Request for Answer Clarification by puppy4-ga on 03 May 2003 14:10 PDT
Thanks for the explination. 

I guess it wouldn't bother me so much, If I saw it in all of the yahoo
email locations I have. It only shows up in one, (the one I have had
hacked) as well as the one that is tied to one of my forums I post in.
AND part of it has my screen name in it.

Could there be a reason it only shows up in ONE email locations on


Clarification of Answer by dogbite-ga on 03 May 2003 14:56 PDT
Hi puppy4-ga,

  Do all of your computers run Windows
  and the same web browser?  Also, do
  they all have the same settings for
  accepting cookies?

  My guess is that the other computers
  are either not running Windows or are
  running an older version of Internet


Request for Answer Clarification by puppy4-ga on 04 May 2003 16:25 PDT
It's the same computer, I have different Email boxes on Yahoo. only
one (mail box) shows with these script in the cookies.

That's why I didn't know if it was something yahoo did or something
else. They don't seem to show anyother time. Just that one email box.

I do thank you for your answers.

Clarification of Answer by dogbite-ga on 04 May 2003 18:08 PDT
You are very welcome.

puppy4-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Excellent explination

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