AD AWARE scanning

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  1. carry

    carry Registered Member

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    Hi,
    How many times during a week do I run a scan with ad aware se (Lavasoft free one)?
    I ask that because a friend of mine told me only every 15 days..BUT I went speedy and took a scan every 2 days..My quest is : is this normal to find so much indesirable objects at every scan?(also at very short intervals)
    Thanks for advice.
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    How often you run a scan is really up to the individual. What undesirable objects are you finding? If they are mostly cookies then a simple change to your Browser settings will decrease the objects found considerably. What Browser do you use?
     
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    I have win xp pro sp2,and yes they are most of tracking cookies to be found.The settings to ad aware are running by default-
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    (hope you understand my bad englishspeaking).:)
     
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    Your English is fine. When I ask about your "Browser", are you using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera or another?
     
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    Sorry! Internet Explorer..
     
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    No problem. Give this a try for a few days and see if it dose`t help the problem. With the Internet Explorer window open. Click on Tools\Internet Options\Privacy tab\Advanced button. Put a check mark in "Override automatic cookie handling". Then put a dot in Accept under First-party Cookies. A dot in Block Third-party Cookies and finally a check mark in Always allow session Cookies. Just to play it safe I would turn off System Restore, to clear any unwanted tracking cookies from previous surfing sessions then turn it back on. Now go ahead and surf as you normally would. Then run your scan. See if that dose`t cut down on the amount of undesirable stuff Ad-Aware finds, at least as far as cookies.
     
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    Thank you for replies ,ThunderZ.I will try what you're suggesting.
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    Let us know if it improves things for you.
     
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    Hi ThunderZ,

    So I have done that you suggested,by clicking into tools,advanced etc..In mines two boxes were not marked surely it 's the reason why ad aware found so much cookies..
    .Just to play it safe I would turn off System Restore, to clear any unwanted tracking cookies from previous surfing sessions then turn it back on:would you mind to clear them from ad aware ?
    Anyway it seems to be ok now
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    By clearing from Adaware do you mean the objects that Adaware has already removed? You can do that by going to Adaware -> Quarantine. Then deleting them. If you go through the settings there is an option to remove the objects from your system, not quarantine them.
    If you are asking about why shut off System Restore. It may contain those objects that Adaware removed but sense System Restore is protected by Windows, Adaware can not remove them from it. This can cause two things. 1) They will always be detected by Adaware. 2) If you do a System Restore you would be placing the Objects right back in to your browser.
     
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    Thank you for feed back-
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