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Kudos0

Pesty cookie removal

I am having trouble getting rid of a pesky cookie (/3lift dot com).  I can remove it with SUPERAntiSpyware (Norton does not find it) and turn around and run SUPERAntiSpyware again and it is back again.  Doing a search, it looks like it is from an advertising company.  Cookies are not suppose to be malware, but I sure would like to know how to get rid of it.  Since I don't think it is malware, I don't really want to go to Bleeping Computer or such, any other ideas?

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Pesty cookie removal

I would suggest a second opinion scan using the FREE version of Malwarebytes. You can find it here https://www.malwarebytes.com/premium/

If you wish, you can disable the Premium version trial to use the product as an on demand scanner by using the instructions here.  https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-1033

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Pesty cookie removal

Hello PC_confused,

In Windows 10 (at least in my findings) you want to pay particular attention to two [2] key areas:

Additionally, make sure that you are not re-visiting the site that produces the cookie in question, otherwise, it will be re-planted on your system. 

Regards,

H.B.   

Kudos0

Re: Pesty cookie removal

peterweb - I've used Malwarebytes (free version) before and when I clicked on your link to read more about using the Free version, I have to allow Cookies before I can read the information???

Hammer_Bro - I've checked my PC and I cannot find either of those INet... files on my PC.  There must be a sneaky file on my PC that re-installs that cookie on my PC every time I start it up. 

Thank to both for your suggestions and replies.

Kudos0

Re: Pesty cookie removal

Malwarebytes does not scan for cookies anyway.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: Pesty cookie removal

I cannot find...

In order to see what i'm referencing, you must enable hidden/ protected operating system files to be viewable.   

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