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eDOC IE 8 & cookies?
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I use IE 8 as my browser.

Use a combo of Avast, Super Antispyware, Malware bytes Anti malware & spyware blaster for protection.

How can I block adware tracking cookies detected by Antispyware in IE 8?

Hoping to hear your thoughts.

Regards!

michaelsalis RE: IE 8 & cookies?
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I do something that people have said i should not so i wont advise to do the same, however, have you tried PCTools Threatfire, it is safe to use with other anti-virus software.

You can obtain it from:

http://www.threatfire.com/download/

The link is safe - had a green tick from Bing search and Norton Site Safety. Not sure it is exactly what you are loooking for but it may help.

Michael

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eDOC RE: IE 8 & cookies?
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Thanks for posting the link for Threat fire.

Is C> Windows> system32> wbem> Repository for Threat fire?

How can one import cookies i.e.....Tools>Internet Options> Privacy > Import?
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eDOC RE: IE 8 & cookies?
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How can one import the blocked cookies for FF to IE?
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Anthony Wells RE: IE 8 & cookies?
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Tracking cookies are a nuisance or "invasion of privacy" , but are not a danger to you .

Personally I tend to leave them access in all my browsers , with certain reservations and settings to suit my speed of browsing in each browser .

I also use the settings in CCleaner to clean up the unwanted stuff and leave the less invasive .

Trial and error between your paranoia and browsing pleasures ; but remember , when it comes to your personal data held more or less securely within the web , tracking cookies are of little or no consequence .

Take care
Anthony

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Member 10th Jan, 2010 16:33
I use the HOSTS file to block unwanted cookies with the use of hpHosts and MVPS HOSTS files managed by HostsMan.

Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File:
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

HostsMan:
http://www.abelhadigital.com <== I use Beta7

I use its browser speedup proxy HostsServer to see the effectiveness of the HOSTS file with its logging function in Preferences Enable log and Log referrer.

I don't use Threatfire and prefer Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM) and WinPatrol for system security.
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eDOC RE: IE 8 & cookies?
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Hi Micheal,

Is C> Windows> system32> wbem> Repository for Threat fire?
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pbrogas RE: IE 8 & cookies?
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on 10th Jan, 2010 14:56, eDOC wrote:
Thanks for posting the link for Threat fire.

Is C> Windows> system32> wbem> Repository for Threat fire?

How can one import cookies i.e.....Tools>Internet Options> Privacy > Import?



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mogs RE: IE 8 & cookies?
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This reply doesn't answer your specific querie....tho' someone might find some of it relevant.
The Chrome version I'm using is brilliant for cookie management...you can single one out from a batch: delete a few or all. It's also easily accessible.
I installed Threatfire onto my son in law's Acer laptop....it seems to run in "perfect harmony" with the AVG installed at the same time.
Just a couple of sundry observations which may prove to be useful.

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wr RE: IE 8 & cookies?
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Hi all

If you want a choice for another cookie manager this one is for FireFox
BetterPrivacy. Very light & configurable it also will delete the so-called "super cookie". Read about it here: http://netticat.ath.cx/BetterPrivacy/BetterPrivacy...

I have no affiliation whatsoever to the program, developer(s), or distribution thereof. This is merely a suggestion-your on your own
when it comes to download or not. Your mileage may vary. No warranties implied or otherwise from me. However I do use the program successfully.

Regards, wr

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puget1 RE: IE 8 & cookies?
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Last edited on 17th Jan, 2010 17:17
@eDOC
That is why I use Firefox. You can control scripts,flash and get protection from clickjacking using No Scripts. Cookie safe allows you to control what cookies are allowed and what are not for session,or temporary. As advised you can get better privacy which removes LSO or long term cookies plus Ghostery which blocks pre-determined cookies along with Taco or targeted advertising cookies opt-out again blocking pre-determined selection of cookies only these are in cooperation with advertising firms who use them. Hope this helps.

Windows Vista "Home Basic"
Service Pack 1
MsXML 4.0 SP 2
Mozilla 3.5.+
AMD Athlon 64x2 dual core Processor4000+2.10GHz
2GB Ram 32 bit OS
Windows defender,System Mechanic Pro

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