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Deleting cookies and temp Internet files

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#1 Ally Maypole

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:23 AM

If, every time I've been online, I delete everything, does this eliminate a lot of spyware? If it were as simple as that, spyware wouldn't be very effective, so I'm guessing that stuff burrows a bit deeper than this.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:39 AM

There are a couple of tutorials on the sujbect of spyware/adware and hijackers and one on malware
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 09:53 AM

Deleting cookies can eliminate some simple tracking attempts (as well as some that have legitimate uses such as remembering your membername), eliminating temporary internet files keeps your computer's hard drive cleaner and prevents some potential downloading issues when it the temp files become too large.
Most dangerous spyware and malware, as you correctly think, require more strenuous effots and specialised applications to both prevent and eliminate.
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