|Description:|| Use this script on Windows machines to fetch a cookie from x10.com that disables the annoying popup ads for 30 days. It's embarrassingly simple but does the job. You have to fetch a new cookie every 30 days so make this a Scheduled Task in Windows to run once a month. Make sure you have the script run as your user ID so the cookie goes to the right place.
Update: Well, they lied. Even though this successfully fetches the cookie, I still get the annoying pop-ups from time to time. It seems to happen less frequently but of course that's subjective so I'm not sure. Rotten scoundrels!
#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Win32::OLE; #URL to get the cookie my $x10_url = 'http://www.x10.com/home/optout.cgi?DAY=30&PAGE=http://www.x10.com +/x10ads1.htm'; #gimme an IE my $ie = Win32::OLE->new('InternetExplorer.Application') or die "Error getting IE instance: " . Win32::OLE->LastError(); #gimme a cookie, not sure about error checking on this $ie->Navigate($x10_url);