My OS is Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3. I mostly use FF for browsing the Internet, as I have abandoned IE.
I want to delete cookies, and therefore I would like to know if it is safe to use WinPatrol (Free or PLUS) for this?
As I do know that I have to uncheck the check box 'Hide protected operating system files (recommended)' folder option in order to show them in Windows Explorer.
And this however obviously triggers this warning: "You have chosen to show protected system files (files with the attributes System and Hidden) in Windows Explorer. These files are required for Windows to be able to start up and run. If they are deleted or altered, the [computer] system could become useless. Are you sure you would like to show these files?"
I am aware of the fact that cookies pose no significant threat, according to this article:
Of course I suppose cookies are unnecessary for Windows to start up an run, so IMO cookies are 'over-protected'.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by midimusicman79, 03 January 2015 - 03:31 AM.