Tracking cookie everytime i scan my computer for viruses

15 replies
Found 21st Apr 2008
Everytime norton scans for viruses i get a low risk tracking cookie detected but i press to fix it everytime and it still comes up again.
Should i be worried and should i get rid of it, if so how?

Thanks

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13 Comments

Original Poster

is it normal and ok then, and what are they doing by generating it

These come up everytime you browse site and your virus scan will pick it up!! I always clear my cookies at the end of the night althought it deletes all the passwords pn forums and have to log in again!! You can clear cookies through internet options on your browser!! :thumbsup:

miffy121;1941285

is it normal and ok then, and what are they doing by generating it



Just get generated, as with every site it happens and they are risk free jusy some dodgy sites may snd out high risk tracking cookies just watch out for them otherwise your all good!!! :thumbsup:

to be honest, i would get rid of norton and replace it with something good - like avast, avg etc. etc.

PapaSmurf;1941492

to be honest, i would get rid of norton and replace it with something … to be honest, i would get rid of norton and replace it with something good - like avast, avg etc. etc.



I agree. I've never had any luck with Norton, always caused conflicts in Windows. AVG is good and its free.

I've always used Nortons in past but it run out so I asked on here and most people said AVG and cos its free and I'll never go back for now.

If you use Quidco maybe its from that? Cos that works with Cookies etc.

Original Poster

Ok thank you all, i have no idea about any others than norton i just assumed everyone used them, i had my renewal automatically charged and updated but i spoke to them to say i was not going to do it this year and they refunded the money but the program says i have the years subs so i am not sure what to do yet

Does Anyone Rate Adaware

sexyslippers;1942386

Does Anyone Rate Adaware



AdAware isn't an anti-virus program.

Cookies just let websites store information on your computer so they can identify you again, they're especially used to keep you logged into various things like HotUKDeals, forums, webmail and online banking sites.

They're not harmful, and norton definitely shouldn't be listing it as a virus.

sexyslippers;1942386

Does Anyone Rate Adaware



Thats not virus scan its scans for AdAware which is more harmfull I think???

AVG anti virus is good and freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

Banned

Hotukdeals and Quidco use tracking cookies, nothing to worry about read their privacy policy if you're worried.

Banned

cookies for sites you know about are no problem!
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