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harlan97

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I purchased a new dell pc this week since my other 5 year old pc had a tracking cookie I couldn't get rid of and it was just time. Norton was installed but every day I run a scan and it has a tracking cookie. I have dsl, I installed AVG anti virus last nite, but this morning still found a tracking cookie. What can I do.
 
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You will have tracking cookies

This will eliminate some but they are really not to worry about

1. Click on the Tools button on the Internet Explorer tool bar.
2. Highlight and click on Internet options at the bottom of the Tools menu.
3. Select the Privacy Tab of the Internet Options menu.
4. Select the Advanced... button at the bottom of the screen.
5. Select override automatic cookie handling button.
6. To block third party cookies select block under "Third-party cookies".
7. Select "always allow session cookies".
8. Click on the OK button at the bottom of the screen.
 

harlan97

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It seems my computer is dragging and freezing up like my old pc. This computer is 5 days old. Could there be too many programs running in start up mode? Is it possible for a hacker to get into any pc hooked up to this dsl line?
 
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Go run 'msconfig' and see whats in the startup tab. Uncheck those you think are unecessary.

Are you running Vista or XP ?

Is your network configured like this :
modem -> router -> PCs
If so you are somewhat safe from direct hack attacks.

Do a Windows Update if you have not done so; unpatched PCs are a securiy disaster waiting to happen.
 
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