Kaspersky Antivirus: To begin with, the fact about running a successful marketing campaign in this digital era is done through the successful tracking of the users across the internet in order to identify them and as well as learn their interests to provide the targeted ads that might be beyond helpful in promoting the companies. In most of the incidents, the solution that has already been spoken of relies highly on the 3rd-party cookies, a cookie set on a domain other than the one you are browsing at that time that permits the companies including Google and Facebook to fingerprint you in the bid to track your every move across multiple sites.
Nevertheless, if you are using the Kaspersky Antivirus for your desktop or PC, a vulnerability in the security software had exposed a unique identifier associated with you to every website you visited in the past 4 years, which might have permitted those sites and other third-party services to track you across the web even if you have blocked or erased the third-party cookies on time. The vulnerability has been identified as CVE-2019-8286 and has been discovered by an independent security researcher named Ronald Eikenberg who resides in the way a URL scanning module integrated into the antivirus software, called the Kaspersky URL Advisor.
The users who are keen to disable this tracking can do it manually by disabling the URL Advisor feature following the below-mentioned steps:
Settings→ Additional→ Network→ Un-check traffic processing box.
Source: The Hacker News
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