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Offline bms

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How to remove these tracking cookies?
« on: April 04, 2010, 04:21:39 AM »
Spyware doctor has detected 7 infections of Application.TrackingCookies, all being browser cookies, but since I'm using the trial version, it cannot remove them. My other anti viruses can't detect them. Malwarebytes free, a-squared free, SUPERantispyware free, avast free, and AVG free. What could I do to remove these tracking cookies?

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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 04:31:20 AM »
Tracking cookies are a myth on protection.
Spyware doctor should concentrate its attention to real infections.
Which browser do you use? Most of them you can configure to clean cookies on exit.
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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2010, 04:40:34 AM »
Firefox, I've tried clearing all the tracking cookies, it won't work, they're still on my computer. These tracking cookies also aren't in my folders, so they're clearly designed to be hidden.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2010, 05:23:19 AM by bms »

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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2010, 07:19:54 AM »
One option is to use Ccleaner. The cookie cleaner part of it has a whitelist, so you can save the cookies you want, delete all others. Except for Flash Cookies. For those you'll need better privacy.
Cookies will, of course, be re-created after deletion simply by visiting the site that placed them in the first place.
They're not a big threat at all.
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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2010, 12:19:53 PM »
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avast free, and AVG free.
Do you have avast and AVG installed at the same time ?.....not smart

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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2010, 01:53:51 PM »
@ bms

Some sites also place cookies in the Internet Explorer cache even though you're using Firefox. You can manually delete these, or use CCleaner as a time saver. You can also delete flash cookies with CCleaner by placing a check mark in Adobe Flash Player in Cleaner > Applications. Choose the slim version of CCleaner at the bottom of THIS PAGE (no bundled Yahoo Toolbar).

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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2010, 01:58:01 PM »
Except for Flash Cookies.
Flash cookies will be deleted with CCleaner providing Adobe Flash Player is selected. Here's ONE of many references at Piriform forums. :)

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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2010, 02:08:41 PM »
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Some sites also place cookies in the Internet Explorer cache even though you're using Firefox

I posted that on Mozillazine forums long ago and noone there believed me, they said it was impossible ::) ... not even mentioning that some extensions send files to the temp folder while browsing...
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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2010, 05:38:22 PM »
I just tried clearing all of my cookies from both internet explorer and firefox with ccleaner..Did another scan, and they are still on my computer..All 7 of them.

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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2010, 05:48:16 PM »
Quote from: SUPERantiSpyware
Cookies are simply text files stored on your hard drive and cannot themselves harm your computer in any way. Typically cookies are used to remember logins and keep track of user settings on web-sites.

Cookies can be used to track your movement on the Internet ONLY if a site is aware of the cookies and is designed to use the specific cookies. Because of their use in tracking, many feel that this constitutes spyware.

Those are no real threat afterall.

Press Ctrl+Shift+Delete on Firefox or Chrome to delete those.

Added: Make sure website preferences is also checked and Everything is on time range if you want to delete those. :)
« Last Edit: April 04, 2010, 05:51:43 PM by .: L' arc :. »
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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2010, 06:45:47 PM »
Those are no real threat afterall.

Press Ctrl+Shift+Delete on Firefox or Chrome to delete those.

Added: Make sure website preferences is also checked and Everything is on time range if you want to delete those. :)

As I've already said multiple times, I've done exactly this, they are STILL on my computer.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2010, 07:04:08 PM by bms »

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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2010, 07:16:01 PM »
they're still on your computer because you didn't read this post:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=58055.msg489353#msg489353
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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2010, 07:53:17 PM »
hey bms,  just a thought,

are you by any chance using this plugin in firefox?

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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2010, 10:21:05 PM »
One option is to use Ccleaner. The cookie cleaner part of it has a whitelist, so you can save the cookies you want, delete all others. Except for Flash Cookies. For those you'll need better privacy.
Cookies will, of course, be re-created after deletion simply by visiting the site that placed them in the first place.
They're not a big threat at all.


You can use this to get rid of flash cookies:

http://www.flashcookiecleaner.com/
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Re: How to remove these tracking cookies?
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2010, 09:25:13 PM »
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Some sites also place cookies in the Internet Explorer cache even though you're using Firefox

I posted that on Mozillazine forums long ago and noone there believed me, they said it was impossible ::) ... not even mentioning that some extensions send files to the temp folder while browsing...
Actually, I now think I erred. It seems that certain third party programs that use the IE engine (despite the default browser setting) are responsible for generating the IE cookies. Two programs I have found so far are SuperAntiSpyware and Free Download Manager. I seem to remember that Avast 4 used to cause IE cookies, too, when certain UI functions were actuated.