SuperAntiSpyware/Esomniture cookie

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Gigabyte, Apr 12, 2006.

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  1. Gigabyte

    Gigabyte Registered Member

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    Everytime I do a scan,it finds this cookie. It deletes it and I do a new scan a day or two later and it's there again. What is this cookie?
     
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  3. SUPERAntiSpy

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    Most likley the cookie is reappearing as you are surfing the same site that drops the cookie. Cookies won't harm your computer in anyway, as they are just text files. You can turn off the scan cookies feature in SUPERAntiSpyware, or you can trust that specific cookie if you don't want it showing up in the scan. Another option is to use a product that auto-cleans cookies each time your browser exists, such as Super Ad Blocker:
    http://www.superadblocker.com

    Here is some more information regarding the cookie issue:
    http://superantispyware.blogspot.com

    Nick Skrepetos
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  4. Meriadoc

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    Dont be to worried about cookies, they're apart of how the web works and almost always benign. If you feel they effect your privacy then clean them out. Infact they play apart of keeping some services on the web free.

    @Nick. Glad to see a security vendor treating them for what they really are and not some big threat.
     
  5. SUPERAntiSpy

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    Thank you. Yes, lots of anti-spyware vendors make them out to be actual spyware and true "threats". We struggled with the idea of detecting cookies, but finally ended up detecting them because many users and reviewers compare what we detect against what others detect (of course) and if we don't detect cookies, then they don't feel we are as "good" as another product because they detect cookies. Very frustrating, but I guess we can't educate everyone at once, so we detect them. You can of course turn off the cookie detection.

    Nick Skrepetos
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  6. Gigabyte

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    Thanks for the info. I'll just make sure to delete the cookie files more frequently.:D
     
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