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#1 tc3596

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:37 PM

I installed AVG and SuperAntiSpyware because of some problems I was having with my PC. I am running XP service pack 2. I started getting system alerts and my system time went crazy. It's been over a month since these issues have happened and I did some self analysis and seemed to have gotten rid of the majority of my issues. Now, I am wondering if some cookies are being reborn on my pc via hidden processes. Every now and then when I load IE 6, AVG pops up and says that I have 4 or 5 tracking cookies (adrevolver, etc...) What do I need to do to make sure all spyware is off my system. I am running superantispyware, windows defender, AVG (free version), XP firewall, Yahoo pop up blocker and pohishing filter. Thanks for your help.

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 04:33 AM

Cookies are relatively harmless, more a nuisance than a threat. However you might find this article interesting, the author sees them as an invasion of privacy. I agree but I sure hate to manually log into any forum I visit.

It's a cake and eat it too issue.

http://www.rossde.com/internet/cookies.html

Edited by DaChew, 15 August 2008 - 04:34 AM.

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