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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by kalika, Apr 10, 2005.

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  1. kalika

    kalika Thread Starter

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    I have 2 tracking cookies that continue to stay on my computer. They are : counter12.sextracker.com and sextracker.com For some reason even when I run the Ad-Aware SE personal and my Spyboy search and destroy (those are the only 2 that will detect them) and delete those they still stay on my computer. I even go to IE and right click to go to the Properties section, go to settings, go to view files, and try to delete them - nothing happens and when I just try clicking on them to open them it says that they cannot be found. I have manually tried to delete files( offline content as well). and deleted cookies and nothing happens. The 2 just seem to remain on my system. Even if they really aren't on my system and just their name appears I would really like to clean that up. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Do you have SpyBot set to "block all bad pages silently"?

    Launch SpyBot
    Click on Immunize
    Scroll to the very bottom where it says "Browser Helper to block bad downloads is installed".
    There should be a drop down menu.
    Choose "Block all bad pages silently"

    You can take an additional step to block more of them by launching Internet Exploere. Go up top to Tools > Internet Options and click on the Privacy tab. Click on the Advanced button and put a check in the box by "Override automatic cookie handling". Under First party cookies set it to Accept. Under Third party cookies set it to Block. Also check the box by Always allow session cookies. After changing these settings you may find that you cannot access certain sites.
     
  3. kalika

    kalika Thread Starter

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    Ya see my problem is that those 2 cookie names remain in my temporary internet files folder and they cannot be deleted. That doesn't necessarily mean that they are still on. For some reason they just stay on the list and it's irksome. If you click on them it'll say that they cannot be found. Understand? If I'm confusing you let me know. I wonder if I should create a brand new temporary internet files folder and try to delete the old one. Would it work?
     
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