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Nasty Adware Keeps reinstalling after using SuperAntiSpyware


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#1 samone4

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 02:35 PM

Hi,

Using SuperAntiSpyware I'm getting a very high and unusual number of adware hits, more than 200 per scan. I keep trying to remove them each day and they are reinstalling. I use both Chrome and Firefox web browsers and Windows 7 is my operating system. I have also tried running Malwarebytes anti-malware and AdwCleaner but no threats were detected. Your help would be greatly appreciated.  



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 02:37 PM

Hi there,

You might be looking at cookies - SAS detects and remove cookies by default. It explains why they keep returning as cookies are made when you surf to store information about sites you visited.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 02:53 PM

Hi..thanks for your response. I think many of them are cookies. What I don't understand is why there has been a surge. I generally clean out the cookies about once a week but usually there are only a few. Maybe I surfed too far for the beaten path? Will cookies reinstall once removed or do would I need to go back to the same page? Just curious.  But if its only cookies I guess that is ok. Thanks again.   



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 02:58 PM

Hi there,

Cookies by nature are small pieces of text stored on the computer for websites to remember things that you did on the sites before. So most (if not all) sites drop cookies on your machine when you visit them.

There is no point clearing them out to be honest, unless there are some specific problems that require cleaning out cookies or you need to wipe your personal data for some reason.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 03:01 PM

ok...got it. I appreciate your help in understanding the issue.



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Posted 15 August 2015 - 03:03 PM

You are welcome :)

Some tips for preventing malware infections before we depart:

Best Practices for Safe Computing - Prevention of Malware Infection
How Malware Spreads - How did I get infected
About those Toolbars and Add-ons - Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)




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