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How to delete PARTICULAR cookies or cached pages

by ClissaT / August 23, 2013 11:03 PM PDT

No I don't want to delete all my cookies. They are invaluable to my browsing.

But a stupid thing happened recently where all of a sudden everything in my pc that usually took me to my Yahoo forum site started taking me to a 'fake' yahoo site instead.

It took me 2 days to work out it was a fake site because the Yahoo logo is in a purple written font rather than the usual Block letters font with the ! at the end.

It still shows me some of the content but none of the links or buttons are active. All cached pages & cookies are now pointing to this fake site.

I thought I would go through & manually remove all the cookies & cached pages etc for yahoo & tart again. But even when I highlight the favicom object(is that the right terminology?) & right click to delete, it doesn't delete.

How can I redirect to the right site?

I have win7, AVG full security suite which does daily scans & weekly deep scans. I usually use IE but tried google chrome but got same results which is how I worked out it might be the cached pages or cookies because both browsers would rely on same info. (I think? Am I on the right track?)

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Re: cached page and cookies
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 23, 2013 11:07 PM PDT

The fact that it happens both with IE and with Chrome more or less proves that it are NOT cookies and cached pages, because they are totally independent and different.

Next experiment: try both these browsers in a new Windows account. What happens?

Did you already scan with Malwarebytes' Antimalware and Adwcleaner? It looks more like malware.


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Cookies etc
by ClissaT / August 24, 2013 7:24 PM PDT

"Next experiment: try both these browsers in a new Windows account. What happens?"

Kees I admit I don't understand what you mean by "New Windows account".

Do you mean to open a new browser window?

My old XP with whatever version of IE used to let me delete individual cookies etc so I just assumed I could do it W7. Well of course you know what happens when you assume! Grin

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Re: new windows account
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 7:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Cookies etc

Account (and profile) are used interchangebly with "user". So go into Control Panel>Users and make a new Windows user. Then login.

By the way, did you know it's good practice to have at least 2 (password protected if you feel like it) accounts with 'administrative capabilitities' on any Windows PC. One is to use regularly, the other is a spare one to use if the normal one gets corrupted in some way and you can't logon in it. Don't forget the password of that spare account!


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Limited user account
by mchainmchain / August 25, 2013 5:31 PM PDT
In reply to: Cookies etc

Also known as a standard account.

As Kees says, good idea to establish two administrative accounts in case something happens to the original one.

Also a good idea to create a standard account from the administrative account you use; one uses this to help prevent changes to the system in case malware comes in. A standard account does not have administrative rights so malware cannot enter and make system-wide changes from there as it could/can from an administrative account.

Use this account for surfing and other activity on the Internet. Grin

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second account
by ClissaT / August 26, 2013 10:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Limited user account

Good advise thanks muchly.

Life is crazy for me this week. But I will get right onto this asap.


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And ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 4:11 AM PDT

Firefox lets me delete individual cookies. IE doesn't. Don't know about Chrome.


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