For whatever reason SUPERAntiSpyware Free has stopped finding Tracking Cookies for me using their Quick Scan. I know all about tracking cookies and how they fit in to computer security. I want to be able to identify tracking cookies and remove them. Unfortunately SAS, a program I used for quite a long time, will no longer do this for me.
Do you get an error upon scanning? I would suggest a simple cleaner, such as CCleaner
as an alternative. It gets rid of Temporary Files and cookies, though it will not be as detailed compared to SUPERAntiSpyware. Another good program would be OldTimer's Temp File Cleaner (TFC), which can be downloaded 'here'
. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware does remove cookies as well. However, the best thing that can prevent the appearance of such files would have to be a properly configured web browser.
I am looking for recommendations for Spyware/Malware removal programs. I have used both Ad Aware and Spybot S&D in the past but had moved to SAS based on advice from sites like this. I see they are no longer recommended. So what else is available besides SAS? I use MSE as my antivirus and also have MBAM installed but still would like an additional scanner available that I can use specifically to find tracking cookies. I prefer a free program as well.
I would like to inform you that though security programs might make you feel secure on the Internet (they contribute to it), having too many of these installed at once will result to a conflict. Your current list, as I am told, consists of the following. Please correct me if mistaken.
- Microsoft Security Essentials
- Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free
- SUPEAntiSpyware Free
In my opinion, a decent list would have to include the following;
- One Anti-Virus (with Real-time Protection)
- One Firewall
- One or more Anti-Malware programs (with no more than one having Real-Time Protection)
- Supplementary programs such as WinPatrol
Assessing your current installations would give us,
- One Anti-Virus (with Real-time Protection) (✔)
- One Firewall (x)
- One or more Anti-Malware programs (with no more than one having Real-Time Protection) (✔)
- Supplementary programs such as WinPatrol (x)
I do not recommend having Microsoft Security Essentials as your main Anti-Virus. There are a lot of free ones available, which I will list if you so wish, including one for Firewalls.
Getting back to your original query, the only program I can think of is SpywareBlaster