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SuperAntiSpyware & GoogleAdservices


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#1 Jim-Bo

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 08:20 AM

Have read much on this and must admit I am a bit unsure...I continually get hits (Googleadservices) on SuperAntySpyware scans. Read where it can sometimes be spyware, but not always. I get no unwanted addons or strange changes. Would very much appreciate any and all advice. I think sometimes Google should be avoided as much as possible,,,That might a uneducated statement....Thanks...Jim


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 02:49 PM

Do the detections look like these?

C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cookies ] www.googleadservices.com 
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\ELKBQFFO.txt [ /www.googleadservices.com ]
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\GLHI3Z8W.txt [ /www.googleadservices.com ]
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\FO7Y2HXG.txt [ /www.googleadservices.com ]
If so, they are just cookies and typically othing to worry about. See my detailed explanation about cookies and links to resources in order to mitigate them.

Usually when a computer is infected with malware there most likely will be other obvious indications (signs of infection and malware symptoms) that something is wrong.
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Posted 29 January 2016 - 03:06 PM

Do the detections look like these?


C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cookies ] www.googleadservices.com 
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\ELKBQFFO.txt [ /www.googleadservices.com ]
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\GLHI3Z8W.txt [ /www.googleadservices.com ]
C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\FO7Y2HXG.txt [ /www.googleadservices.com ]
If so, they are just cookies and typically othing to worry about. See my detailed explanation about cookies and links to resources in order to mitigate them.

Usually when a computer is infected with malware there most likely will be other obvious indications (signs of infection and malware symptoms) that something is wrong.

 

Somewhat..Here is copy of some of them

 

www.googleadservices.com [ C:\USERS\my name\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\S5K4HZPH.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
    www.googleadservices.com [ C:\USERS\my name\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\S5K4HZPH.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
    www.googleadservices.com [ C:\USERS\my name\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\S5K4HZPH.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]
    www.googleadservices.com [ C:\USERS\my name\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\S5K4HZPH.DEFAULT\COOKIES.SQLITE ]

 

Substituted My Name for personal....Thanks...jim



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 04:24 PM

Yeah, those are cookies.  Several anti-whatever programs flag numerous cookies.


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 04:37 PM

Yeah, those are cookies.  Several anti-whatever programs flag numerous cookies.

Thank to all...Jim



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 04:56 PM

SUPERAntiSpyware will scan for cookies by default. There is no need to scan for them since cookies pose no significant threat as I already noted and anti-malware scanners have more important things to look for. You can ignore scanning for cookies by changing the settings and disabling the option to "Search for cookies". Doing that will also decrease the amount of time it takes to perform a scan.

To disable "Search for cookies", launch SUPERAntiSpyware.
1. From the Main Menu or system tray icon, select System Tools & Program Settings.
2. Click Advanced Scan Settings.
3. Under Scanner Options, uncheck the box Scan Internet browser tracking cookies.
4. Click OK to save the settings.
5. Click Done to return to the Main Menu and then select Scan This Computer...

Note: Advanced Scan Settings can also be accessed by selecting Scan This Computer and clicking the link at the bottom of Scanner Options.
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Posted 29 January 2016 - 06:13 PM

SUPERAntiSpyware will scan for cookies by default. There is no need to scan for them since cookies pose no significant threat as I already noted and anti-malware scanners have more important things to look for. You can ignore scanning for cookies by changing the settings and disabling the option to "Search for cookies". Doing that will also decrease the amount of time it takes to perform a scan.

To disable "Search for cookies", launch SUPERAntiSpyware.
1. From the Main Menu or system tray icon, select System Tools & Program Settings.
2. Click Advanced Scan Settings.
3. Under Scanner Options, uncheck the box Scan Internet browser tracking cookies.
4. Click OK to save the settings.
5. Click Done to return to the Main Menu and then select Scan This Computer...

Note: Advanced Scan Settings can also be accessed by selecting Scan This Computer and clicking the link at the bottom of Scanner Options.

 

Much appreciated...have followed your advice....Thank you...jim

 


 

SUPERAntiSpyware will scan for cookies by default. There is no need to scan for them since cookies pose no significant threat as I already noted and anti-malware scanners have more important things to look for. You can ignore scanning for cookies by changing the settings and disabling the option to "Search for cookies". Doing that will also decrease the amount of time it takes to perform a scan.

To disable "Search for cookies", launch SUPERAntiSpyware.
1. From the Main Menu or system tray icon, select System Tools & Program Settings.
2. Click Advanced Scan Settings.
3. Under Scanner Options, uncheck the box Scan Internet browser tracking cookies.
4. Click OK to save the settings.
5. Click Done to return to the Main Menu and then select Scan This Computer...

Note: Advanced Scan Settings can also be accessed by selecting Scan This Computer and clicking the link at the bottom of Scanner Options.

 

Much appreciated...have followed your advice....Thank you...jim

 

 

Much appreciated...have followed your advice....Thank you...jim



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 06:17 PM

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