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Kudos0

Passwords needing to be reentered after full scan

Just curious as to what's happening, but I have NS set to do a full system scan every Sunday morning at 7am. After the scan, I notice all the sites where I had entered a password that are remembered when I revisit the site during the week, need to be reentered after the scan. Examples are: this site, Yahoo mail, other forums, etc. This does not involve sites that require a password every time you log in (banking sites and others like that) but only the ones that ask you if you want to "be remembered" on this computer. I'm sure this is related to the fact that after the scan, I usually see "total security risks detected.... 1" and "total security risks resolved... 1" and it shows the "1" to be "tracking cookies".

 But something different is happening during a full scan because if I ask it to run a quick scan, I see it also detects tracking cookies, but deleting them doesn't cause the passwords to be lost. Just wondering why a full scan considers those password "cookies" something that needs to be removed??  It's probably not a bad idea to reenter them each week (my vault fills them in quickly) but why does NS consider them to be a "security risk"??? Thanks for any explanation.

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Passwords needing to be reentered after full scan

Hello

I have my cookie scan turned off for that reason. If you have the sites you need cookies for passwords listed in your Favorites, those cookies will be saved. At least that is how it works in IE 11. You can set your browser to take care of cookies. You can delete cookies with the browser and save the ones listed in Favorites.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Passwords needing to be reentered after full scan

Thanks floplot. I didn't dig far enough into my settings to see you could turn cookie scan off. I did change that now. I guess Norton can't differentiate between types of cookies, ie, those that track your browsing and those that you want to remember you for that site. I do have my IE 11 settings set the way I need them.

Kudos0

Re: Passwords needing to be reentered after full scan

Hello

Tracking cookies actually are not malicious, but they can be annoying if you get ads on sites that you visit.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.17.3.50 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.

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