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.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.