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Problems with cookies and IE 7:(

By torrenter
Nov 22, 2006
  1. I have had a problem recently, where upgrading to IE 7, I can't seem to keep cookies that I want. They only work while I have the PC on. As soon as I turn off my PC, or restart when I come back to certain webpages, they've 'forgotton' me. With TechSpot.com aswell?! Anyone had the same problem, or know what to do? Thanks.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    This may not be your problem, but there is a virus that kills cookies. See HERE.

    With that is mind, I suggest you read this thread HERE, then post a HJT log as an attachment.

    If it turns out not to be virus related, then we`ll have to look at other possibilities.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. torrenter

    torrenter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 166

    It worries me this, that virus is nearly 2 years old and never have had a major or even just, a virus problem that I can recall. I use ZoneAlarm Security Suite, but I guess that can only stop so many junk e-mails. I may try an alternate Av prog if it turns out to be a virus, but will upload a Hijack log report to this thread I think, once done..

    Could some please read my Log report and tell me if they see anything suspicious, I've been having problems with cookies...
    Thanks.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Go to add remove programmes in your control panel and uninstall anything to do with(if there).

    PartyGaming
    PartyPoker

    Close control panel.

    Open your task manager, by holding down the ctrl and alt keys and pressing the delete key.

    Click on the processes tab and end process for(if there).

    RunApp.exe

    Close task manager.

    Run HJT with no other programmes open(except notepad). Click the scan button. Have HJT fix the following, by placing a tick in the little box next to(if there).

    O2 - BHO: CNavExtBho Class - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - blank (file missing)

    O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe

    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyGaming\PartyPoker\RunApp.exe

    O16 - DPF: {70BA88C8-DAE8-4CE9-92BB-979C4A75F53B} - http://launch.gamespyarcade.com/software/launch/alaunch.cab

    Click on the fix checked button.

    Close HJT.

    Locate and delete the following bold files and/or directories(if there).

    C:\Program Files\PartyGaming<Delete the entire folder. This puts adware on your system.

    Reboot your system.

    Other than the above, your HJT log is clean. There`s certainly no viruses there that I can see.

    Therefore, your cookie problem must be caused by something else. maybe a bug or some setting in IE7?

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. torrenter

    torrenter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 166

    It sounds Howard, that you really Really want me to get rid of any PartyGaming application off the PC. PartyPoker seems a stable small program and I haven't had the problem since I got the program. I think it may be some stubborn settings in IE 7 but I can't think where I would amend these . Maybe I should try that first, no? If PartyPoker has adware, I haven't seen any while surfing (popups etc), only when I'm logged in to the tables, do I see java adverts I think.
    *I've just noticed that in Internet Properties, my privacy settings are set to Medium High, where Medium is default, BUT I don't think again that I've had the problem with that setting in the past. I think ZoneAlarm set it.
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Try lowering the setting to medium in internet properties and see if that helps.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  7. torrenter

    torrenter TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 166

    Medium Privacy settings don't help.

    It hasn't helped. Been meaning to restore/format my Compaq Presario for a long time. I think deleting things that I maybe shouldn't have over time has slowed down and caused unstability with certain programs. Had the PC the same now for 2 years. Have everything backed up, but this should help shouldn't it?
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I certainly hope it helps lol.

    Let me know how you get on.

    Regards Howard :)
     
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