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Kudos0

Spyware Tracking Cookies not Found by Norton Security Premium

I used a free Spyware Program for the past couple years and it always found many Spyware Tracking Cookies.

So, when I purchased Norton Security Premium today, I ran the SuperAntiSpyware Free edition before I ran a Norton Security Premium Full Scan (after a update) and a Norton Power Eraser (Unwanted Application Scan and an Advanced System Scan) to see if my Premium Norton found any of these Spyware Tracking Cookies.

I ran the SuperAntiSpyware Free edition 1st and then Norton Security Premium Full Scan (after a update) and a Norton Power Eraser (Unwanted Application Scan and an Advanced System Scan) 2nd, on 2 different computer!

I am concerned, but willing to learn why Norton Security Premium did not find any of these Spyware Tracking Cookies and in all cases (Full Scan and Power Eraser), Norton said there were NO THREATS.

Please explain why Norton did not identify any of the thousands of Spyware Tracking Cookies found by a FREE tool. I have attached both screen captures and log files from SuperAntiSpyware Free edition. I also attached screen captures of  Norton Security Premium telling me there were NO THREATS!

Please explain?

Also, what exactly does Norton Security Premium do in terms of identifying Spyware Threats?

  • Memory Items
  • Registry Items
  • File Items
  • Tracking Objects
  • Unwanted Programs
  • Real Time Protection
  • Others?

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Kudos0

Re: Spyware Tracking Cookies not Found by Norton Security Premium

If you had just run the SuperAntiSpyware scan, and it removed the tracking cookies, there would be nothing for Norton to find.

Do your normal computer usage for a few days and then try the Norton Scans again. Without running SuperAntiSpyware.

If you are running into this many tracking cookies, maybe you can make changes to your browsers cookie handling. I have third party cookies blocked and never have seen more than 20 cookies on a Norton Scan.

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

Re: Spyware Tracking Cookies not Found by Norton Security Premium

I appreciate your thoughts, however, I am smart enough to not have SUPERAntiSpyware remove the Tracking Cookies before I ran Norton. I did not let SUPERAntiSpyware continue. When you have seen tracking cookies with Norton was it during a quick scan, full scan, or Power Eraser?
Kudos0

Re: Spyware Tracking Cookies not Found by Norton Security Premium

however, I am smart enough to not have SUPERAntiSpyware remove the Tracking Cookies before I ran Norton.

Thanks for the added information. We do not know this unless you note it, so we have to ask.

I just ran a quick scan and it found 5 tracking cookies. This is with 3rd party cookies blocked, and an ad blocker extension in my browsers. I will also see these detections with a full system scan.

I am concerned, but willing to learn why Norton Security Premium did not find any of these Spyware Tracking Cookies and in all cases (Full Scan and Power Eraser), Norton said there were NO THREATS.

Cookies are not threats. They are usually used to 'enhance your browsing experience'. ie Saving login information for non critical web sites so you are 'remembered' next time you visit the same site. Or just saving language choices or location choices for an international site, so you do not have to enter that information every time you visit.

Have you blocked 3rd party cookies?

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

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