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#1 lisabrealty

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 05:00 PM

Can you please help me?? I'm running vista, I have avg (free) & spybot, adaware, uniblue registry,spyeraser and speedup my pc (I only use uniblue for scans then shut them down so I don't have conflicts) my computer is up to date and I have run all scans and also ran spybot avg and adaware in safe mode. My problem is I open firefox, it should go to my logged in email account but it ask's for my password then I get a warning tracking cookie warning message from avg... sometimes 247realmedia sometimes webtrends. It sends it to the virus vault and I delete it but the next time I open it it happens again. A few times I have been redirected to a different page. Any help will be much appreciated. Thank you, Lisa :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:06 PM

Cookies aren't malware. They do follow you around the web gathering info to "personalize" ads.
You can block the Ad/Tracking cookies (third party cookies) from ever installing on your computer.

This applies to Internet explorer browsers.
Click on tools
click on internet options
click on privacy tab
click on advanced button
put a check in the box next to override automatic cookie handling
put a check in the box next to first party accept
put a check in the box next to block third party cookies (those are the ad/ tracking cookies that AVG deletes)
Click OK to exit

After doing the above you will need to run a scan with AdAware or AVG to remove the third party cookies that are already installed on your computer.
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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:26 PM

I use firefox... will the same still apply??

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:13 PM

For Firefox 3.0.5 Click on tools, click options, chose the privacy tab, UNcheck "accept third party cookies"

Then run a scan with AVG to remove the third party cookies that are already installed on your computer.

Since you are using Firefox, I would suggest you remove the programs you listed (spybot, adaware, uniblue registry,spyeraser and speedup) and instead install Spyware Blaster and WinPatrol.
If you do not have these two Firefox addons, NoScript and AdBlock Plus, I suggest you get them as they are the best protection against "driveby" downloads of malware and many others.

In any case, registry cleaners are notorious for causing serious problems and are unnecessary. Uniblue products do not have the best reputation. Spybot and AdAware cannot hold a candle to Super Antispyware or MalwareBytes Antimalware and they both have free versions you can scan with occassionally.

AdBlock Plus
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865
NoScript
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
http://www.winpatrol.com/
http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Edited by buddy215, 15 January 2009 - 09:37 PM.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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