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    KlickKatt

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    According to Wikipedia:

    Many of you have likely heard about these devilish cookies - they've been in the news lately.

    I got an email today from PCMag about a new product:

    They have a "stable" of inexpensive programs. I've used their Startup Cop Pro for years to trim startup programs (and more).

    Frankly, I'm not too inclined to purchase. But, I wondered what our Malware experts thought. It's not that I believe it wouldn't work - but, do I need another startup using memory and resources?

    I wonder ....
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    Hi Klickkatt.Thanks for bringing the Flash Cookies Menace,to our attention.
    Although an invasion of Privacy,they are just one of many that steal our information Data.
    There is not much Privacy on the Internet,so best not to store anything,of a real private nature.
    How to:

    To delete all the Flash Cookies currently being stored on your machine:

    Go to the Settings Manager (Website Storage Settings)
    Go to the far-right tab
    Click “Delete all sites”

    To prevent websites from storing any more information on your computer:

    Go to Settings Manager
    Click the Second Tab from the left (Global Storage Settings)
    Set the Storage Settings slider to None
    Uncheck "Allow Third Party Flash Content to store data on your computer"
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    OK ... I give up. Where do I find the Settings Manager (Website Storage Settings)?

    Actually, I was of the impression that there wasn't much one could do to protect oneself.
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    You can also have the flash cookies removed by running a Superantispyware quick
    scan. Sas detects them and will automatically list them for quarantine and removal.
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    Ummm I'd forgotten about that site. Thanks

    Although, the last time I made a change, it killed something I needed - forget what - and I had to reverse my actions.


    [ I accidentally edited your post - rather than reply. Gotta watch all these new commands :( ]
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    I decided to give this a try. Good program, I guess? Thanks!
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    Let me be clear about this ! There will be no flashing of anyone's cookies on Computer Help Forums!!! This is a family friendly forum. [​IMG]
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    So glad we can! Flash, that is! Along as it's not cookies, right? :snckr:


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    That is dissss gusting. I am bringing you up on charges. I am not sure what the charges will be but the punishment will be severe!!!:snckr:
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    Oh no! Am I going to be pelted with bat guana??? :p
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    OH NO! :grr:

    What Have you done to my Post ?? :yks:

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    Wasn't me, nope wasn't me! It was an ugly old hag with very bad teeth (and other bad habits) that did it, KlickKatt! :) Sorry, I promise to take her to task!!
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    Someone is going in the SIN BIN over this. Can't decide Who.  :snckr:





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