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  1. Posts : 2,153
    Win 11 x 64 Home. Pro x 64 on Surface.
       #1

    Tracking Cookies


    I am running ASC Internet Security, it finds 4 x tracking cookies every time it runs, 3 in IE and now one in FF too (just installed). It says it has 'fixed' them but they are there next scan. I also have spywareblaster running in the background, it cant see them at all. I temporarily installed CCleaner (it didnt see them). Took that out again as it is not good for my pc (long story). I have tried blacklisting them in their respective browsers but to no avail. AVG does not see them either. I hasve also told the browswers, particularly IE NOT to allow tracking.

    So what the heck is going on. These programmes promise the earth and none are delivering?????
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  2. Posts : 5,216
    Windows 11 Home
       #2

    I would not put my trust in iobit. What cookies exactly?
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  3. Posts : 17,832
    Windows 10
       #3

    Most websites don't honor the "Don't Track" request!
    Set browsers to delete data on exit.
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  4. Posts : 2,153
    Win 11 x 64 Home. Pro x 64 on Surface.
    Thread Starter
       #4

    at.atwala.com
    cdn.at.atwola.com
    (a tv one which is my daughter fault as she watches online programmes)

    and, in FF, gigya.com and another - ebayinc.demex.net, and ubi.com - 6 in all

    I will look into the dlete data suggestion, but fairly sure its already ticked

    just looked at FF, it has tracking blocked!

    no sign of clear data in FF - but what is DRM content??

    IE is ticked in the right boxes .

    running another scan right now:

    IE: media.net - and the two x atwalla ones - and gigya.com in FF.
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  5. Posts : 2,153
    Win 11 x 64 Home. Pro x 64 on Surface.
    Thread Starter
       #5

    As this is the same section to post this, I'll change tack here and ask:

    As a few of you do not like iobit.com (which I have used for a long time) - can you suggest a good and viable alternative to keep my pc compact, secure andrunning smoothly.
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  6. Posts : 2,153
    Win 11 x 64 Home. Pro x 64 on Surface.
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       #6

    In response to these posts I did a google check on 'cleaning software for pcs' and found a link leading to a geek article. It says quite simply, you don't need any - windows has all the software you require to keep you pc 'sweet'. Well, if that's so, then windows should group them all in one cpanel folder to make it easier for us all to find/use.
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  7. Posts : 34,516
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       #7

    Could be you're getting supercookies, a flash based cookie that doesn't get removed from the browser by normal means.

    Supercookies are similar to the standard browser cookies most folks are familiar with, but are stored in different locations on a user’s machine, for example, in a file used by a plug-in (Flash is the most common). This makes them harder to find and delete, especially since a browser’s built-in cookie detection process won’t remove them either. Furthermore, some supercookies have additional capabilities, like regenerating regular cookies to prevent their removal by the user.
    FF has a plug-in to remove these.

    BetterPrivacy-signed :: Add-ons for Firefox

    I also use this plug-in to control which cookies are allowed. On my system it's turned off by default until I encounter a page that actually needs then to run.

    Cookie Controller :: Add-ons for Firefox


    Hope this helps.
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  8. Posts : 2,153
    Win 11 x 64 Home. Pro x 64 on Surface.
    Thread Starter
       #8

    I have the latest FF but then link only asks me to download FF ??
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  9. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #9

    TairikuOkami said:
    I would not put my trust in iobit. What cookies exactly?
    I'll second that.
    Edwin said:
    Most websites don't honor the "Don't Track" request!
    Set browsers to delete data on exit.
    Good suggestion.
    elbmek said:
    As this is the same section to post this, I'll change tack here and ask:

    As a few of you do not like iobit.com (which I have used for a long time) - can you suggest a good and viable alternative to keep my pc compact, secure andrunning smoothly.
    For normal cookies, SuperAntiSpyware works for me. They have free and paid versions.

    Borg makes a good point about super cookies.

    Also Adobe Flash cookies have to be removed using their online Website Storage Settings Panel:
    Adobe - Flash Player : Settings Manager - Website Storage Settings panel
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  10. Posts : 2,153
    Win 11 x 64 Home. Pro x 64 on Surface.
    Thread Starter
       #10

    simrick, ran antispyware and it found 1318 problems, supposedly all sorted BUT, in IE the pc wont let me stay logged in in this forum, have not tried any others yet. I assume there are setting to allow log ins to remain if required. Because, if not, then another bites the dust. Going to check superspy now for settings. I did note that it found those that would not vanish under ASC.

    changed default to firefox, and signed in, leaving it signed in. Now back in IE and I am signed in???
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