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Cannot get rid of tracking cookies


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#1 warvidal

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 01:41 PM

Hi there

 

I have tried everything to get rid of these tracking cooking to no avail.

On the bottom left of my screen when I go to certain website, I get all these urls that show on the  bottom of screen sometimes 20 or 30 .

From what I can see they are gstatic.com, google syndication, casalmedia, doubleclick, mediaples, and a bunch of other that I cannot read because they are going by to quickly.

I have downloaded and installed ccleaner, bitdefender, superantispyware, avg, spybot and a bunch of others to no avail

I do not get any popups, just these annoying urls on bottom left of screen.

I run a scan and they find some of them then they come back right after.

 

Thanks a lot

Warren Vidal


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Posted 06 December 2015 - 05:35 PM

I use Privacy Badger from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (https://www.eff.org/privacybadger) and it blocks a lot of these cookies automatically and then you have the option to block others.  When opened it shows which were blocked and which you can block using a green/yellow/red scale.



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 06:29 PM

Cookies are NOT a "threat" in the typical sense we think of malware infection. As text files, cookies are inherently harmless and cannot be executed to cause any damage. See my detailed explanation about cookies and links to resources in order to mitigate them.

As long as you surf the Internet, you are going to get cookies and some of your security programs will flag them for removal. Anti-malware scanners have more important things to look for, so I would recommend disabling the option to search for cookies which will also decrease the amount of time it takes to perform a scan. You can minimize the number of cookies which are stored on your computer by using SpywareBlaster, WinPatrol’s Cookie Manager and Ghostery, a browser tool which allows you to block beacons, trackers, advertising, analytics, widgets and cookies.
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