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    I’ve just spent the morning sorting the wife’s sister lap top.

    Although it had McAfee protection it was never updated online – Quote - “I always close that message when it comes up”

    Anyway as part of the clean up process I downloaded the free version of Adaware and the latest update (I know there are other options, but I just like it) and it found 117 tracking cookies

    http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...scription.html

    I have used Adaware for years, even though I have Norton Internet Security (and update it) I get between 5 and 20 every few days (depending if the wife has been doing lots of online browsing at shops etc.).

    Just wondering what the record is for found tracking cookies after a scan:

    Starter for 10: 117

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    Adaware is a great program. I use it along with spyblaster and various versions of Norton.

    Found 363 on a friends PC!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think the record is way higher though......

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    WoW I thought 117 was bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swatty View Post
    I have used Adaware for years, even though I have Norton Internet Security (and update it) I get between 5 and 20 every few days (depending if the wife has been doing lots of online browsing at shops etc.)
    I am a member of the UK SARC user group (Symantec)
    I've been using Norton AntiVirus since about 1996, and other various products since, most are supplied at heavy discount

    Norton AntiVirus was very good at detecting viruses and trojans until the 2002 version, when eMails were sent via a proxy which sometimes caused duplicate eMails
    The 2003 fixed the problems
    However I noticed another problem with the latest 2007 version
    I explained it several times, but Symantec don't want to know this time!
    I then compared the logs on Internet Security and fifteen viruses had not been detected
    Again, I reported this, but again they didn't want to know (and their support was hopeless!)

    It was only last week that I received an acknowledgement that the core program had been updated, which I downloaded and noticed a vast improvement
    Finally, tracking cookies were getting recognised, and the test virus was finally detected

    If it wasn't for the fact I get all the Symantec products for less than £20 a year, then I would probably have to SHAME them this year
    After all an AntiVirus program and Internet Security are supposed to be just that, and I am quite sure in the UK a full refund under the Goods and Services Act would apply!

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    I must I am a bit surprised that Norton can’t be configured to detect the tracking cookies. I like the Internet securities as you get the ant-virus and firewall in one package – I usually buy the next years version a few month before the licence runs out (PC World normally do it for half price, which is cheaper than renewing the licence for a year).

    GoBack 4.0 was a freebie this year.

    One thing you may be able to help with M8internet is how do I stop the Microsoft packages (e.g. media player) producing a play lists (or list of opened files) that get picked up in the minor section of an Adaware scan. I have disabled any kind of access or logging in the programmes themselves.

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    was told last year that norton strangles ur comp i ran norton for years till last year changed to AGV now my comp runs like lightning

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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkshireborn View Post
    was told last year that norton strangles ur comp i ran norton for years till last year changed to AGV now my comp runs like lightning
    2007 version is much better.

    I did consider a free version but in the end I've never had an issue running Norton so stuck with that.

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    Norton AntiVirus (2007 v14.0) does detect tracking cookies, it just takes ages to configure it
    Firstly, in auto-protect and manual scanning, set all the responses to ASK ME WHAT TO DO
    You need to setup a task to run a system scan every 24 hours
    I have mine setup to run at 02:00, it takes about 3 hours
    Once you have run the scan it then reports accordingly
    Select any tracking cookies it reports and highlight them
    In your browser ADD these to the BLOCKED list of sites
    In IE this is under Options -> Privacy -> Sites tab
    Back to Norton, then click on FIX

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    I used Norton for a couple of years, never had any real issues, then changed to McAfee 12 months ago because it was cheaper.

    I do like the mcafee software, i've never had a virus, but as mentioned above, both it and Norton make the computer run like a 386 (remember those?), and it takes about 5 minutes to boot up completely when turned on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    Norton AntiVirus (2007 v14.0) does detect tracking cookies, it just takes ages to configure it
    Firstly, in auto-protect and manual scanning, set all the responses to ASK ME WHAT TO DO
    You need to setup a task to run a system scan every 24 hours
    I have mine setup to run at 02:00, it takes about 3 hours
    Once you have run the scan it then reports accordingly
    Select any tracking cookies it reports and highlight them
    In your browser ADD these to the BLOCKED list of sites
    In IE this is under Options -> Privacy -> Sites tab
    Back to Norton, then click on FIX
    Many TAs , I'm still on 2006 at the moment but I will be getting 2007 sometime. Is Norton stand-alone anti-virus different (e.g. more features) to the anti-virus that comes in the internet security package?

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