No Cookie Removal?


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William Sallander

I just installed Windows Defender and so far it works fine.
I did notice however, that it doesn't seem to raise a flag on cookies
like my other spyware killer did (SpySweeper). Is there a reason for
this or does Windows Defender not worry about cookies where as
SpySweeper worrys too much?
Just curious, that's all.
 
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Bill Sanderson

This is correct. Cookie removal has never been in the product, although the
beta stated that they would look at demand for that feature.

I'm not familiar with what SpySweeper says about cookies, but many products
overrate the privacy issues with cookies, I think.
 
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William Sallander

spy sweeper says they are mostly tracking cookies. It seems they come
from certain sites or via certain emails.
They always seemed to be present when I was using spy sweeper and they
seemed to be quarantined without any problems.
I believe I'll keep using Windows Defender since it's not such a system
hog like Spy Sweeper.
 
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Bill Sanderson

My practice in the past has been to run other antispyware apps--ad-aware,
spybot search and destroy, occasionally, and if they flag cookies to let
them remove them.

I haven't done this for a good long time, though. Internet Explorer
improves its cookie handling with each new version, and you can prevent
these cookies from being put in place now.
 

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