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How serious is "adware.tracking cookie"??


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#1 cheesecaketops

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:48 PM

I've run the SUPER anti Spyware and it found 2 "adware.tracking cookie". I've removed them with SAS. I ran Spybot before and it did find "tracking cookie" too, and I removed them with Spybot. So, my question is how bad and/or serious is "adware.tracking cookie"? How can prevent it showing up on antimalware programs?

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#2 cheesecaketops

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:44 PM

I also ran MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and cleaned with MBAM, after I've run Spybot and Super Anti Spyware (both Spotbot and SAS had the tracking cookies). And this is the log that came with MBAM. It also found two things and they look more serious then the other two that were found with Spybot and SAS.... Now I'm getting paranoid and scared...

The Hijack one gets me worry the most... :thumbsup: What should i do now???

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2880
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

9/30/2009 9:36:41 PM
mbam-log-2009-09-30 (21-36-41).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|G:\|)
Objects scanned: 211767
Time elapsed: 47 minute(s), 52 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1d4db7d2-6ec9-47a3-bd87-1e41684e07bb} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoActiveDesktopChanges (Hijack.DisplayProperties) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

#3 garmanma

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 07:29 PM

Most cookies are harmless. In fact most sites won't let you in if you restrict them

Update mbam and run a FULL scan
Please post the results
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Try a Dr Web Cureit scan


Please download Dr.Web CureIt, the free version & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.

Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on launch.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.
  • When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
    (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • Now put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and UNcheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • When the scan is complete, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click "Yes to all" if asked to cure or move the file(s) and select "Move incurable".
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 09:31 PM

Hi garmanma, thanks for your reply. What does the "hi.jack" one means on my last scan? Is that dangerous?? I have so many (3 now) different antimalware software thingeemajiger. Are they not efficient enough? And do you recommend that I need an addition one (Dr. Web CureIt) as you suggested in earlier post??

Thanks again for your help.

Here's MBAM scan:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2887
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

10/1/2009 4:00:14 PM
mbam-log-2009-10-01 (16-00-14).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|G:\|)
Objects scanned: 211641
Time elapsed: 43 minute(s), 54 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 0

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 05:58 PM

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoActiveDesktopChanges (Hijack.DisplayProperties) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


Nothing to worry about
All this indicates is that the ability to make changes to active desktop is disabled and MBAM is attempting to enable it . If you don't want to see this again tell MBAM to ignore the scan result .

You look fine

I have so many (3 now) different antimalware software thingeemajiger. Are they not efficient enough? And do you recommend that I need an addition one (Dr. Web CureIt) as you suggested in earlier post??


I just wanted you to run a Dr Web scan You can uninstall it when you're done
One malware scanners is usually not enough
Quite a few people are not real happy with Spybot all that much anymore
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