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cwc000

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On several websites , a cookie appears...www.colorize.com . When I click the close button the website is closed and I am back to my server page. There seems to be no way to get rid of this cookie and continue searching the particular chosen website. So irritating. Can anyone help me?
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

When you say "click the close button", do you have cookies on prompt? If so, have you tried disabling or enabling cookies to get into this site?

Also, to see if we can get rid of the troublesome cookie, have you emptied your Cookie folder? Go to C:\windows\cookies and delete all.

Also, it may be attributed to a fualty .dat file. Go here:
http://www.fsm.nl/ward/
and download The Spider. Use this to get rid of the .dat files.

Regards

eddie
 

cwc000

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I deleted all of the cookies as you suggested and there remains one .dat file that I am unable to delete. I'm a computer novice. I
went to the www.fsm.nl/ward/ site you suggested and didn't quite understand what I might be doing. What could be possible repercussions from using this site to delete this file? I'm wary of deleting something that my computer doesn't want me to. I am now pulling out my book trying to find out what a .dat file is
Thanks so much for your help.:)
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

You wouldn't have been able to delete your .dat file. Its protected. What Spider does is empty the .dat file. It creates a new one when you Restart the PC, but it is empty.

Btw, when you run Spider, its amazing to have a look at. It lists ALL the sites you have visited.

Download version v1.16. Sacn for viruses as usual, then unzip it. Make a folder for it somewhere to extract it to. There will be 2 programs in there. Spider and SpiderBite. I don't bother with SpiderBite.

Now, when you have open Spider, click on the icon with the magnifying glass. Let it finish, then have a scroll through them to be nosy.
Then, click the icon with the ambulance. It will say The Spider Has bitten. Restart, and it will be recreated.

Regards

eddie
 
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