Can cookies carry viruses?

  otubby1 22:25 07 Jun 2003

As the title implies, can they?

The reason I ask is because I have just had my first ever on-screen virus alert. (seriously!)

I was visiting a web site at the request of the thread starter, via a link, from the new webdesign forum. Before the page had even finished loading, I got the alert, and could only think of cookies as I wasn't knowingly downloading anything.

  hugh-265156 22:41 07 Jun 2003
  hugh-265156 22:42 07 Jun 2003

what was the web site?

  otubby1 23:03 07 Jun 2003

Thanks for that, I didn't know it could happen that way. I'm glad myAV is a good one... PCCillin.

I didn't really want to mention the site because he's a regular helper on this forum, but maybe he doesn't know.

By the way, I went back to the site for a second look and confirmation, but the alert didn't activate. The virus was in my quarentine area though and could not be cleaned so I deleted it.

click here

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