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Offline !Donovan

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Why doesen't Avast! scan Cookies?
« on: May 14, 2009, 01:14:14 AM »
I think I am unsecure having cookies, SuperAntiSpyware detects them but not Avast. I feel way unsecure after I uninstalled Spybot Search and Destroy and SuperAntiSpyware because my computer was flooded. More information about that is here: Link is being transfered. Please wait...

So I was wondering if having tracking cookies would steal information. For example, you visit a site, enter your credit card and more and then it saves a cookie of what you entered so it can load faster. Well then you go to this site, and it reads all known bank cookies, and sends them to there staff. Well, then the staff steal your money and you strike poor. Will that happen? If so, why can't it be a option to scan for cookies while Avast! is scanning?
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Re: Why doesen't Avast! scan Cookies?
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 01:44:07 AM »
As in the other topic which I posted in, because it is a waste of time, cookies are neither spyware, malware or viruses. I suggest that you read the link given to the Wiki link about what HTTP Cookies are.

See topic, http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=45242.0
« Last Edit: May 14, 2009, 01:46:18 AM by DavidR »
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Re: Why doesen't Avast! scan Cookies?
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009, 01:48:13 AM »
Cookies are not a huge concern when properly understood.  They go to the original server site and because of that some can track what sites you have visited (ad tracking cookies as an example).  These 3rd party cookies can be blocked in most browsers to eliminate almost all occurances of them. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie