Windows 10: Cookies by the hundreds. Solved

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  1. Posts : 976
    Windows 7/64 Professional
    Thread Starter
       17 Dec 2017 #11

    I have been doing so many things with my new install.
    Reading lots of Tutorials and trying many things; I forgot all about this.

    Eset Online Scanner found this. It's the only scanner that I have found that finds this. Of course I removed it.

    C:\Users\Jack\Desktop\Good Shit\spsetup131.exe Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Google.D potentially unsafe application

    I had already ran the scan on both of my Windows 7 installs.

    I will find out in a couple of days.

    Knock on wood Veneer desk top.

    I'm back using Firefox as default. I hope it works as well as it does in Windows 7.

    Jack
    Last edited by Layback Bear; 18 Dec 2017 at 00:11.
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  2. Posts : 447
    Win 10 Home Build 1709 16299.248 64bit
       18 Dec 2017 #12

    Malwarebytes | AdwCleaner

    If you haven't, consider regularly running AdwCleaner. Good in finding those PUPs.
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  3. Posts : 2,781
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       18 Dec 2017 #13
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  4. Posts : 45
    Windows10 Home v. 1709 bld. 16299.192
       18 Dec 2017 #14

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    I have found on my system Firefox (57.0.2) is getting hundreds of tracking cookies. Found with SAS.

    It doesn't happen with Windows 7.

    Any ideas?

    Jack
    I noticed an uptick in trackers, etc shortly before v57.0.2. I first noticed it on an Android tablet that runs AdBlockPlus and Ghostery as addons to FF. Some sites will have upwards of 50 things blocked by AdBlock and over 60 cookies blocked by Ghostery on a single URL. I see similar counts on this W10 PC with FF. I believe it's related to websites, not so much the browser. Waiting until the holidays are over to see if the counts drop. I'm thinking it's all shopping related. The holiday marketing e-mails have also skyrocketed in recent weeks. BestBuy fills my inbox on a daily basis, as do other retailers. As an aside, we always run CCleaner after each internet browser session to help clean up any leftovers after the browsers are closed.
    Last edited by jamis; 18 Dec 2017 at 11:25. Reason: added blather
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  5. Posts : 447
    Win 10 Home Build 1709 16299.248 64bit
       18 Dec 2017 #15

    ThrashZone said: View Post

    Would you be so kind as to clarify this extremely cryptic post as pertains to this thread for the uneducated like myself ?
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  6. Posts : 976
    Windows 7/64 Professional
    Thread Starter
       18 Dec 2017 #16

    I also noticed after removing the Google bundle my Firefox cache went from 300,000 kb plus to 300 kb.
    I have not got bad cookie found by SAS also.
    My whole system is faster sense I removed the Google bundle.

    Jack
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  7. Posts : 976
    Windows 7/64 Professional
    Thread Starter
       20 Dec 2017 #17

    Seems like finding and removing the Google toolbar bundle solved the problem.

    Thanks folks for your help.

    Jack
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  8. Posts : 314
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       20 Dec 2017 #18

    Watch out for those tracking cookies, I had one attached to the CPU on Vista. it slowed my laptop down real bad. I wound up doing a factory default setting to get rid of it.
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  9. Posts : 976
    Windows 7/64 Professional
    Thread Starter
       20 Dec 2017 #19

    I use Super Anti Spyware to remove tracking cookies. This makes removing tracking cookies easy.
    The hard part is figuring out where all of them was coming from.

    Jack
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  10.    21 Dec 2017 #20

    My Daily Driver for surfing and spamming is my Lenovo laptop "Gremlin" running Win 8.1. Until recently IE had always been the faster browser. That's changed over the last few Months and in the last couple of Weeks IE had gotten so slow it's unbearable to use. Chrome was second in line closely trailed by FF 56, *Yesterday I upgraded FF to v57. I have the same extensions on both Chrome and Firefox and they include uBlock Origin, Adblock Plus and Disconnect. If I goto a Mainstream Legit Site like Fox News - Breaking News Updates | Latest News Headlines | Photos News Videos in Chrome I'll get a minimum number of "hits". A totally different story with FireFox. Goto the same Site and I'm immediately pounded by advertising and content "requests" . Does Facebook, which I Don't use Really Need to request content 130 Plus times in under two minutes ?? And why isn't it doing the same thing on Chrome ? Apparently the same thing is happening with IE, and Adguard and Adblock Plus are blocking them ? and that's the reason it's so slow and "jerky" ?
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