Phantom Problems??

By AtK SpAdE
Jun 1, 2005
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  1. Ok this isnt really a emergancy, and isnt a big deal so i put it here. I downloaded ad-aware second editions just a few days ago. I am very very relgious about running scans on my PC because i hear the horror stories. So yesterday i run Ad-Aware SE, Spybot, AVG, and Microsoft Antispyware beta (yea thats alot) after they are all done, all check out clean except for ad-aware. It says i have 18 critical applications, so i obviously delete them. So i run it agian to be sure, ok well it finds 6 more. Well about an hour later (and no inernet activity) i run it again to be sure, well 16 more. It seems like evertime i run it, i find some critcal problem. Has anyone else had problems with the second edition? Is it just picking up on cookies or something? or am i really this infected?!?


    btw- will try and get pics soon
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello Sean.

    I have also got the latest version of Adaware se, and have had no problems.

    Can you give us some info on the critical objects that are being found?

    Regards Howard :) :)
  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,495

    Well i got a pic of the ones that always show up. They can be found here Thanks in advance

  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yeah they`re just tracking cookies. What browser are you using?

    I use Firefox and never get any tracking cookies.

    Download and run CCleaner from HERE it should help.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
  5. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,495


    Thanks alot howard! My browser is FireFox as well. I may have been going places i shouldnt of been.... :p is that what causes them? Should i just ingnore them? Thanks alot


    BTW0 i am downloaded that software and giving it a go..
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    No don`t ignore them, just keep on getting rid of them.

    I wouldn`t want them on my system.

    The CCleaner programme I mentioned in my post above, is very easy to use, and can get rid of alsorts of usless stuff off your system.

    It really is a good little programme.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb

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