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Spyware and Infected files are always found in the same place

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March 2, 2010 8:36:31 PM

Whenever I scan my computer (which I do admittedly do alot), all my spyware and infected files are always found in the same

place. I use Panda Antivirus Global Protection.

This is where everything goes too:

C:\Users\Aton\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies

I use Windows 7.

Can anyone help me plug up the hole in which all the malicious stuff is coming from?

Thanks

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March 2, 2010 10:25:28 PM

most cookies are not harmful!
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March 3, 2010 1:52:41 AM

Download & install malwarebytes
http://www.malwarebytes.org/

do a scan & look for threats, if nothing is found, don't worry, much.
As area51 said most of the cookies are not harmful, if any culprits are there, then malwarebytes & your panda will take care.
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March 3, 2010 2:46:55 PM

It's likely just tracking cookies. If you surf the web, you're going to get them. They're harmless.
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March 22, 2010 3:05:21 AM

I find CCleaner to be a very usefull product when it comes to cookies...over time you can build up quite alot of them.

Newest version has a registry cleaner also.

Info link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CCleaner

CCleaner homepage & download: http://www.ccleaner.com/

:D 

and as the above poster said Malwarebytes is an excellent 2nd line of defense
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March 22, 2010 3:24:30 AM

ill_take_two said:
and as the above poster said Malwarebytes is an excellent 2nd line of defense


Neither Malwarebytes (free) or ccleaner should be relied on as a 1st 'line of defense.' They are both very good software to clean a PC. However, neither provide real time protection. An antivirus, such as Avira or Avast should be considered the 1st 'line of defense.'
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