Gator files

  astra46 20:42 30 Aug 2003

I use adware to scan my pc for spyware files.

There seems to be many gator files. Should i delete these?

Are these files needed?

  VoG II 20:44 30 Aug 2003

Delete them; they are not needed.

  sue1201 00:02 31 Aug 2003

I deleted mine, along with lots of others labelled as data miners. What data are they mining? What are they doing with it?

  Kitz E Kat 00:13 31 Aug 2003

they are sending info about your surfing habits back to base...

Delete, delete , delete!!!!!

Kitz E

  hugh-265156 00:14 31 Aug 2003

yes delete them.most if not all that adaware finds will be safe to creates a back up anyway that you can always restore if you need to.

i personally like spybot click here and run this aswell as adaware.when using spybot,clicking on anything it finds will give a description of what it is.once the item/s are removed,clicking immunize stops it getting back on again.

  powerless 00:20 31 Aug 2003

To stop cookies what a alot of the above will find.

In IE > Tools > Internet Options... > Privacy > Advanced > Enable "Override Automatic..." > Then enable....

First party cookies > Accept

Third party cookies > Block

Tick > "Allow only session cookies"

Click ok.

You'll find the amout of cookies gets reduced.

  Kitz E Kat 00:30 31 Aug 2003

is correct, spybot is an excellent bit of software, even send the guy some money!!! He deserves it...

Now if he was running Microsoft..............

Keep safe

Kitz E

  sue1201 22:16 02 Sep 2003

Fascinating stuff. I never knew so much about cookies before. Thanks.

  Kitz E Kat 22:41 02 Sep 2003

can eat them too.....

Kitz E Kat :-)

  Jester2K II 22:50 02 Sep 2003

Gator - click here

Spyware Guide - click here

Cookie - click here

Adware - click here

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