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Can Adware.chitika Change My Avg Antispyware Settings?.


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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 08:38 AM

I did a scan this afternoon with AVG Antispware and when it was finished it had found 4 tracking cookies and one called Adware.chitika. For the first 4 tracking cookies it advised "Delete" but the chitika one said "Ignore Once". As I had never seen this warning before I opened up the help page for an explanation. When I closed the help page I noticed that at the bottom instead of saying "Recommend Action" it now said "Custom". As soon as I changed it back to the "Recommend Action" setting which I have always had the "Ignore Once" immediately changed to "Quarantine". I clicked the button and now it lies in Quarantine but now I can't open Firefox. I can open Internet Explorer to get on line.

I googled the Adware.chitika but there seems to be confusion over it.Can anyone here tell me if my AVG Antispyware has been infected as I did not change the setting from Recommend to Custom and am not sure quite what to do now.
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Posted 25 April 2007 - 10:22 AM

Have you tried to perform the scan in SAFE MODE?

If no avail try to delete that cookie as following :

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune. (This program is for XP and Windows 2000 only)Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
For Technical Support, double-click the e-mail address located at the bottom of each menu.




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