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I cant stay logged in any site....

by grn910 / April 5, 2009 12:07 PM PDT

I cant stay logged in no matter what. Emails, shopping site, this site. I click the remember me box but it logs me out every time. At first I thought it was when I closed my laptop & it was b/c I had it on a wrong setting but now its even when I switch tabs. Is this spyware? I have good antispyware software & all my scans come up clean. I have IE7 should I go to 8?

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logging in
by manmur / April 5, 2009 1:00 PM PDT

You might have the privacy setting (under INTERNET options + privacy tab) up too high. Try lowering it to a lower setting. Cookies are needed to keep you logged in.

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Suggest try "Medium High" Setting
by tobeach / April 5, 2009 3:53 PM PDT
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rather than "High". I don't think I'd recommend IE 8 just yet (JMHO)! Happy

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Check CCleaner to make sure it's not set to delete cookies.
by Carol~ Moderator / April 6, 2009 5:23 PM PDT
You noted you had CCleaner and CleanUp installed. Open CCleaner and check both the Windows and Applications Tabs, to make sure you don't have "cookies" checked on either. If they are checked, CCleaner marks them for "cleaning/deletion" every time you run a scan. It's one reason you may have problems staying logged in. I'm not familiar with "CleanUp", but I do read where it deletes cookies. I would check the settings on that too.

Additionally, in another thread from a few days ago, you noted SUPERAntiSpyware found 162 items. You wrote:

"The files (& there were many) all were similar to this (not exact).
C;/ Documents&Settings\"My name"\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low\"Myname"@adware
They all said something different after @. But the begining was the same. & they all said my real name.

Is it possible some of the cookies related to the sites you frequent, are being removed, as a result of deleting what SAS finds?

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