June 13th, 2012, 02:42 PM
SAS cookie threats or tracking
I just ran sas for the first time in awhile and 10 cookie threats "labeled as" were listed, microsoft apps data roaming low one is below, what does it refer to? i removed them. if this should not be posted please remove it
June 13th, 2012, 03:13 PM
They are tracking cookies which allow websites to see what sites you've been to and what products you've looked at, what ads you may have clicked and perhaps what purchases you've made (all anonymously). They are about as low as you can get on any threat scale so I wouldn't be worried but in general I delete and/or don't allow tracking cookies out of principle and minor privacy concerns.
Spywareblaster is a nice little freebie program that blocks most tracking cookies in IE and Firefox and other threats in IE as well.
It's a passive program that does not affect your browsers at all and can be installed alongside any other antimalware program.
June 13th, 2012, 05:06 PM
I have been using spyware blaster, and delete cookies on browser closing, did these slip by ?
i just use ff
Last edited by egdufwollamhsram1851; June 13th, 2012 at 05:08 PM.
June 13th, 2012, 08:07 PM
It would seem so. I would think that some not too distant spywareblaster update will take care of them. In the meantime try going into FF options>privacy>show cookies and see if you can manually delete them. Some cookies are a little more persistent than others in being deleted.
June 14th, 2012, 12:17 AM
Would FF show the "roaming" cookies if they were there? Apparently the last update i did on FF i did not check the cookie section and it was not set at delete when i close FF.. Went to sleep on that one
any financials i do are always with FF, also, once in awhile i get re directed and if it comes to IE i copy and paste the link back into FF and close IE
Last edited by egdufwollamhsram1851; June 14th, 2012 at 12:26 AM.
June 14th, 2012, 04:17 AM
If you're getting redirected to sites you aren't expecting then you may have some form of adware on the computer. Another occasional symptom is a cookie or cookies that won't delete.
once in awhile i get re directed
FF will show all it's stored cookies and IE will show it's own as well but not each others.
June 14th, 2012, 10:50 PM
My words probably misleading, if a link is set to open with IE which some sites are in downloads, or a link as such, it will open in IE, i close it out and reopen it in FF,
Presently i can't specify a site that has happened but it has, why?
Cookie present in FF is WOT, until i delete it, non others all are cleared on closing
Last edited by egdufwollamhsram1851; June 14th, 2012 at 10:53 PM.
June 15th, 2012, 06:32 AM
Be sure that Firefox is set as your default browser.
There are different ways somewhat dependent on which OS you're using but this covers it pretty well..
June 15th, 2012, 04:13 PM
Tks for the reminder
just did it
June 22nd, 2012, 04:48 AM
I use DISK CLEANER and delete all temp files quite often! (Cookies,etc)
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