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Computer Cookies

03/01/2012 7:55 PM

My wife is hyper about running a scanner (SuperAntiSpyware usually) often, and removing the cookies it finds. (no viruses are found) It reports that the cookies are found in the file: C:\Documents & Settings\Tim\Cookies\the cookie name. However, when I check for that file thru Windows Explorer (I'm using XP) it does not list the file \Cookies\. Can someone explain what is happening?

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Re: Computer Cookies

03/01/2012 9:03 PM

Wiki has complete info...Cookies are useful for navigation on the internet, don't delete them without reason...educate your wife and lose the paranoia...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie

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03/01/2012 11:35 PM

Yes! Cookies can be good, especially with milk!

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Re: Computer Cookies

03/02/2012 8:47 AM

That's a hidden file you need to check view settings of folder options.

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Re: Computer Cookies

03/02/2012 9:46 AM

Will double check, but I think I have hidden files showing--and it's still not there.

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03/02/2012 2:12 PM

You probably already checked (as in hidden files) but check to make sure system files are also viewable.

There are tricky ways that files can be hidden through attributes not normally seen but can be accessed via the registry. These are almost wholly files attributed to virus activity though, not cookies themselves.

It could also be that the tool you are using is removing the cookie automatically and you are looking at the report after the fact...and now they are gone and that's why you cannot see them.

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