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#1 billhunsaker

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 04:03 PM

Hi,

In several sites, such as Amazon, as I move from page to page, the browser cookies are either erasing or being turned off. I have tried putting the privacy and security levels both on low, turning off my firewall, etc., but with no success. Is there a way to reinstall Internet Explorer or should I consider using the Mozilla browser, if you think this is a browser problem. In another example, my preferences in Google are reset to default every time I restart my computer.

Thanks

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 04:46 PM

Have you run any virus/malware scans?
Run these online virus scanners:
http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Also this online Trojan scanner:
TrojanScan

Are you using these basic security programs?
(They're all free.)
aČ free
ewido security suite
Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D

These 2, will help prevent spyware/malware from being installed in the first place:
Spywareblaster
SpywareGuard

Download these programs, update them, and then run them.
These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...

When installing ewido security suite, under Additional Options uncheck:
Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Important:
Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

Helpful Tutorials:
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
Using Ewido

How to Repair Internet Explorer

I would also switch to Firefox, once you have IE fixed.
You still need IE for certain websites, such as Windows updates, so you need to get it fixed.

A few resources to check out, if you decide to try Firefox:
1. Firefox Web Browser - Pipelining
2. About:config entries
3. How To Modify Hidden Preferences Using about:config
4. Firefox Tweak Guide
5. Firefox Tuning
6. Favorite Firefox Extension
7. Enhancing Firefox with Browser Extensions
8. Extensions
9. Plugins
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 05:02 PM

Hi,

In several sites, such as Amazon, as I move from page to page, the browser cookies are either erasing or being turned off. I have tried putting the privacy and security levels both on low, turning off my firewall, etc., but with no success. Is there a way to reinstall Internet Explorer or should I consider using the Mozilla browser, if you think this is a browser problem. In another example, my preferences in Google are reset to default every time I restart my computer.

Thanks


Don't know about Google.

You tried this for cookies?-click here

Putting security on low isn't good.

Run a boot time virus scan.
Run Adaware & any other similar programs.

Go to add/remove windows components & take the check out of Internet Explorer.
Restart.
Go back & recheck it.
Restart.

Run sfc /scannow

Run Error-checking.

Defragment.

Run HijackThis & post a log.

I'm about out of suggestions.
Maybe others can help. :thumbsup:

EDIT-
PC Pitstop can detect unwise security settings & suggest changes.

http://www.pcpitstop.com/pcpitstop/

So can Spyware Blaster.

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/

Edited by medab1, 08 February 2006 - 05:17 PM.





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