Can't Delete Selected Cookies


K

KIR

Since January I have some cookies installed on my computer that I can't
delete. On Jan 17, 2011 a cookie was placed on my computer: (e-mail address removed).
On Jan 16,2011 another cookie, (e-mail address removed) was also placed on my
computer. I have tried to delete these cookies but when I right click on
them in IE8/Tools/InternetOptions/General/Browsing History Settings,
nothing happens. I don't want to delete all cookies listed there just these
two. Then today 4 more cookies were installed that I can't delete. I tried
to delete them in safe mode but that didn't work. I haven't used the delete
cookies option in IE8 because there are some cookies I don't want to get rid
of because it makes it easy to access sites with passwords that I visit
daily. So why is this now happening and how do I get rid of unwanted
cookies? Before January and for years prior this has never been an issue.

Running IE8.0.6001.18702, XP Home SP3. Thanks.
 
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B

BillW50

Since January I have some cookies installed on my computer that I can't
delete. On Jan 17, 2011 a cookie was placed on my computer: (e-mail address removed).
On Jan 16,2011 another cookie, (e-mail address removed) was also placed on my
computer. I have tried to delete these cookies but when I right click on
them in IE8/Tools/InternetOptions/General/Browsing History Settings,
nothing happens. I don't want to delete all cookies listed there just these
two. Then today 4 more cookies were installed that I can't delete. I tried
to delete them in safe mode but that didn't work. I haven't used the delete
cookies option in IE8 because there are some cookies I don't want to get rid
of because it makes it easy to access sites with passwords that I visit
daily. So why is this now happening and how do I get rid of unwanted
cookies? Before January and for years prior this has never been an issue.

Running IE8.0.6001.18702, XP Home SP3. Thanks.
Use Unlocker 1.8.5
http://download.oldapps.com/Unlocker/unlocker1.8.5.exe

New versions past 1.8.5 has adware, so I would stay away from them.
 
K

KIR

I installed Unlocker so now what? I went back to IE8/tools/general/browsing
history settings and tried again to delete the cookies there but nothing has
changed and I can't delete. So how do I use Unlocker to delete these
cookies?
 
K

KIR

I should have clarified that the cookies I'm trying to delete are found in
the IE8 browser when the browser is opened up. I don't know where or if
these same cookies exist in Explorer. I searched for "cookies" on C drive
but nothing was found.
 
C

Curt

Unlocker: Right click on the item you want to delete. A context menu
will/should appear about mid-way down the menu. Click on Unlocker>select an
action from the drop-down menu on the left>click ok. The object should no be
gone.

Also,have you tried CCleaner, http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner ? It does an
excellent job of deleting unwanted cookies while keeping the cookies that
you tell it to keep. You set this up in CCleaner's options menu.

Curt.
 
K

KIR

Curt,

CCleaner did the job. Thanks for steering me to it. I had been using
CCleaner for years but didn't know about it's ability to selectively remove
cookies. All is well.

Ken
 
C

Curt

You're welcome.....glad to help!!!

Curt.


KIR said:
Curt,

CCleaner did the job. Thanks for steering me to it. I had been using
CCleaner for years but didn't know about it's ability to selectively
remove cookies. All is well.

Ken
 
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Ya know, i had this problem and i was quite upset (****ed) over it and tried a lot of fixes but what finally worked was changing the date on my machine to a date in the future beyond what the date of expiration of the cookie was. Worked like a champ. Oh duh!
 

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