How do you accept cookies. You should never blindly accept cookies from any site. In Tools, Internet options, Click the Privacy tab. Click the Advanced button. Put a check in Override automatic cookie handling. Then, First party cookies, prompt. Third party cookies, block. Click OK.
Back to the General tab. Under Browsing history, put a check in Delete history on exit, then click the Delete button to remove everything right now. Click apply then OK.
Now, when you go to any site, IE will prompt you to accept or deny a cookie. Unless it's for a trusted site like your bank, or whatever, deny them all.
I'll tell you something else. Internet Explorer Instant Messaging is one of the most vile programs ever used. It can cause pop-ups on the desktop even when you're not using your browser.
Help, I've already searched for a solution to get rid of this pest and I've tried every method other people were talking about, but to no avail. The atdmt cookie is being detected in my PC by AVG free. This is a very disturbing spy cookie, and even after deleting all the instances of it, it jumps again as if it out of nowhere, whenever I open the Windows Live Mail client, windows Live Messenger or Internet Explorer -- yes, even when open only my email client, there it comes again the damned atdmt cookie -- aren't cookies supposed to be deploied only when one visits websites?... well, this one tries to intrude in everything I do in my email and messenger too!!! Hell, even now as I clicked in the title field of this message, the damn cookie popped up again even though I'd just send it to the AVG virus vault and even deleted other instances of it manually, several times since I sat at the computer tonight. I'm using windows XP with all the latest updates in an old PIII laptop. I have 2 other computers connected in a home LAN network (3 PCs in total), but only this one (the one used for surfing the internet) is infected with this pest. AVG free detects it as email@example.com and it appears also in the Temporary internet files folder as Cookie:firstname.lastname@example.org/ , though in this last instance it's not detected by AVG and I've been deleting this instance manually.
Please, any help on how to block this pest permanently will be greatly appreciated. I hope I will not have to reinstall windows just to get rid of this annoying cookies... but if needed I'll do it, 'cause I hate unsolicited sh**t in my computers.
Thanks in advance.