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AdAware

by Joan / February 12, 2004 2:15 AM PST

I just downloaded the free version of AdAware and scanned my computer. Win98 SE IE6SP1 140 objects were found and put in quarantine. I have no idea what most of them are. Is it safe to delete them? Or should I leave them in quarantine for a while to see if they are needed?
Thanks, Joan

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Re:AdAware
by Marianna Schmudlach / February 12, 2004 2:40 AM PST
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You can delete ALL the red ones - but I would still leave them for a couple of weeks in "quarantine" till you are sure everything works fine.

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Re:AdAware
by Kees Bakker / February 12, 2004 2:42 AM PST
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Re:Re:AdAware
by Joan / February 12, 2004 3:21 AM PST
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Thank you both. Will follow your advice. Joan

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Re:AdAware
by Loujs / February 14, 2004 4:17 PM PST
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Most of those 140 items were probably 'cookies' which can be deleted.
Clicking on the line item in question would show the risk it would have if you left it on. If your system is running Ok with the items in quarantine-you can delete them. Do check the adaware web site from time to time for updates. You could also run Spy Bot search & destroy (also free) along with AdAware-each may find something the other doesn't.

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Re:AdAware
by JenDScot / February 15, 2004 4:49 AM PST
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Most quarantined files are safe to delete, and you can do it from the ad-aware program, just click on the quarantine symbol, then it will show the files saves in quarantine, and you have the option to check the box and delete the file. Most are spyware and tracking cookies and entries.

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