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Mediafire tracking cookies???


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#1 Lishy

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

Hey guys. Whenever I scan with SAS after visiting mediafire, I usually have tracking cookies. I'm kind of concerned, because I don't want em'! Is there possibly a flaw in my security or whatnot? How can I stop em? I'm kinda surprised since mediafire is usually a site I trust.. So should I be concerned?

Here's my log:

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 04/08/2012 at 02:21 PM

Application Version : 5.0.1146

Core Rules Database Version : 8377
Trace Rules Database Version: 6189

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 02:38:43

Operating System Information
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Service Pack 1 (Build 6.01.7601)
UAC On - Limited User

Memory items scanned : 619
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 68071
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 301671
File threats detected : 8

Adware.Tracking Cookie
.mediafire.com [ C:\USERS\LISHY\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.mediafire.com [ C:\USERS\LISHY\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.mediafire.com [ C:\USERS\LISHY\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.mediafire.com [ C:\USERS\LISHY\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.mediafire.com [ C:\USERS\LISHY\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.mediafire.com [ C:\USERS\LISHY\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
www.mediafire.com [ C:\USERS\LISHY\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.mediafire.com [ C:\USERS\LISHY\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\6RTCCHPY.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]

Edit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 boopme

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:19 PM

Hello, As long as you surf the Internet, you are going to get cookies and some of your security programs will flag them for removal. However, you can minimize the number of them which are stored on your computer by referring to:

See quietman7's post 5 here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic370970.html/page__pid__2078246#entry2078246
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