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Adaware Se, What To Delete?

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#1 Dave Jr

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 01:16 AM

Hi everyone, I'm new to this, and figured I better check out my system. I am going through the process outlined in the sticky thread "Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log".

Ok, so I run Adaware SE and get 118 critical objects, 100 of which are tracking cookies, so I assume it's fine to let Adaware delete them. The other 18 all have to do with WhenU, six of those 18 are Regkeys.

So two questions:

Am I in bad shape here?

Is it ok to let Adaware delete all 118 objects, including the 6 Regkeys?

TIA for any help....

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 02:27 AM

I always trust Ad-AwareSE and let it remove critical objects. However, I always check its list of tracking cookies (some of which I retain because they are from trusted sites and are useful).
Of all the malware, tracking cookies are the least significant and usually the most numerous objects found. A few simple changes to your browser's defaults will reduce these: do not allowed third party cookies, and optionally have your browser "ask" before accepting cookies.

The other 18 center around one piece of malware,WhenU adware, perhaps the result of downloading a toolbar. Let Ad-AwareSE get rid of them.
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#3 Dave Jr

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 02:30 AM

Ok, thank you John.


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