Spyware

  themexican 21:32 23 Nov 2005
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Hi, I've just carried out a spyware scan using spyware doctor and all the risks are showing as 'low'. Should I try and remove these threats or are they ok to leave. They're all from advertisers, storing cookies. Thanx

  jbp1982 21:39 23 Nov 2005

unless you need the cookies, remove them. They remember logins, and options on any shopping sites like play.com. Like "recently viewed items" and so on.

Harmless.

  Totally-braindead 21:45 23 Nov 2005

I don't know Spyware Doctor. I use adaware, which is free and I've also paid the subscription for Counterspy, about £15 for a year I think it was. Both of these programs I know you can use and safely remove anything they flag up but whether your program is the same I just don't know. If Spyware Doctor allows you to go back and reinsert anything that it removes that perhaps it shouldn't then ok, delete everything but I would check its readme file or instructions first.

  PaulB2005 22:00 23 Nov 2005

Cookies are not worth worrying about.

  fornix 22:01 23 Nov 2005

I also use Adaware click here
and Spybot click here
and run both regularly.

I allow Adaware to delete all of the cookies because I don't care if sites don't recognise me when I visit again.

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