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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Money Pit, Jan 27, 2002.

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  1. Money Pit

    Money Pit Thread Starter

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    I hope this is the right area to post this question?
    I have a general idea what cookies are. I would like to know if they are a security risk? Do they generate spam?
    There are several cookie "muncher" programs available, do I need them?
    Is this a "biggy"? Thanks. Dave.
     
  2. mark5019

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    i havent deleted my cookies yet, the are there to help rember your paswords to sites if u delete wont hurt just relize the next time you go back will have to reenter info :login ect.
     
  3. hewee

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    Now this would be easy to do on Netscape's cookies.

    You can right click on the Netscape and go to the properties and check the box on read only.

    Nothing new will get added to the file and all your user names and passwords will still be there.
    It will not keep track of the last time you was at a site but once you clean up on your cookies you can have some control over any new cookies.
     
  4. Money Pit

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    I'm using Win. Me with IE as my browser> Thanks.
     
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    Hello,Money Pit

    Go to this website you will find lot's of good freeware

    when you go look for software Page2 & download

    CookieWall Here it is http://spyBware.bravepages.com

    Good Luck
     
  6. Money Pit

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    Sorry: I guess I didn't explain my question properly? I don't need to find cookie deleting software. I can find plenty of that. My question was do I need to? Can cookies cause a security problem? Should I worry about them? Thanks Dave.
     
  7. TonyKlein

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    Here are two articles that ought to answer some questions you're having:

    <A HREF="http://www.cookiecentral.com/">Cookie Central</A>

    <A HREF="http://www.epic.org/privacy/internet/cookies/">The EPIC Cookies Page</A>

    Cheers,
     
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  9. Money Pit

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    Thanks Tony: Cookies sound a bit suspicious. Do you use a cookie deleting program? Thanks Dave.
     
  10. TonyKlein

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    Well, as they used to tell you, don't accept cookies from anyone you don't know...:D

    I use <A HREF="http://www.kburra.com/cpal.html">Cookie Pal</A> myself, and I can recommend it.

    Cheers,
     
  11. Money Pit

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    Thanks Tony: I was going to use a free utility, but maybe you do get what you pay for? Anyway I downloaded it and will try it for 30 days. Thanks for the tip. Dave.
     
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