Question about Ad aware

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by carry, Mar 26, 2007.

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  1. carry

    carry Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I use to run ad-aware SE Personal /free/very often during the week(2,3times)
    Is it normal to find so many tracking cookies (about 20 ,30 )each time I make a scan?Also how many scans do we need to do , each week ,or month,to let the pc as clean as possible?
    Thanks for advice-
    Carry-
     
  2. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    IMO, none of these scanners should detect tracking cookies, because they are quite harmless and that is just ballast for each existing scanner. There are other ways to take care of your cookies.

    How many times you have to run Ad-Aware SE depends on your behaviour on the internet.
    If you surf 'dangerously' a daily scan is required, if you don't one time a week is enough.
    Since it finds only tracking cookies on your computer, I guess you must be "safe" surfer. :)
     
  3. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    just clean out your cookies
    if it only finds tracking cookies then your fine.
    if your pc is working fine and no popup's random crashes or anything like that then dont worry
    lodore
     
  4. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    Download CCleaner and run it whenever you are done browsing. It will delete all cookies and other stuff.
     
  5. carry

    carry Registered Member

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    Thank you all for your advices ,I am reassured now about this.:)
    Carry-
     
  6. EliteKiller

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    I'd scan with SAS, Kaspersky Online, and AVGAS to see if he's really a "safe" surfer. :p
     
  7. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    very good point:D
     
  8. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Right, but I was talking about Ad-Aware only. I don't use scanners anymore to keep my computer clean, not good enough and to much work too.
     
  9. EASTER.2010

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    AAW is a pretty good cookie finder/mru deleter but am afraid thats all it'll ever be, they capitalized on their initial success and hit a peak and been slipping in reverse ever since.
     
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