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More protection needed?

I have W98SE/IE6/Yahoo DSL; AdAwareSE,Zone Alarm, McAfee and Yahoo Popup blocker. I'm still getting data miners thru my cookies which I delete daily. (I also delete my temp internet files daily) My cookies are set to med-high. What else can I do to keep these miners from hitting my IEcache? Thanks

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I don't

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get too upset with cookies, data miner or other.

On a regular basis I just tidy up the area.

If I did find a cookie upsetting I might go to

Tools>int opts>privacy>edit

and add that site to the block list.

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I agree with Bob, you could

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load yourself down with more programs that might block some of them besides the ones you already have but being Windows 98, you probably would lug your system down more. Both Spybot S&D and SpywareBlaster will block SOME of them. I have many blockers and scanners but still get an occasional data miner. (tracking cookie)

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Thanks for the info

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I just had a virus attack last week. I'm clean now, but it scared the stuffin out of me. I'm just overcautious I guess. Thanks for the perspective.

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(NT) (NT) Better to be safe than sorry. you're welcome.

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If you saw the "stuff" some of us ...

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had installed, either apps or blocking techniques, you would faint ... some of us go over-board, I suspect.

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(NT) (NT) True Jake, check my profile LOL

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Yeah ... You have me beat ...

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but not by much old buddy ... Happy

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Some of them I am only using to test but

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most I use on a regular basis. Grin

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This is my ''junk'' ...

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As best as I can remember right now:
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Spybot S&D - Advanced Options + (Tea Timer)
Ad-Aware SE
SpywareBlaster (with custom blocking list)
SpywareGuard
Webroot Spy Sweeper
Pest Patrol
Win Patrol
M$ AntiSpyware
HOSTS File (MVPS+Spybots)
CWShredder
A Square
CCLeaner
Avast! AV


On Line Scanners:
Trend Micro (2)
BitDefender
Stinger

Firewall:
D-Link Router (Hardware)
Zone Alarm Pro (Software)

*This does not include Registry Cleaning/Editing Utilities

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I think I need professional help ...

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Jake, I think we might be classifed as the

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old saying says. "Boys with their Toys" although I know of a number of girls that have the same if not more than both of us. LOL

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(NT) (NT) Yeah .. but they're "girls" :)

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i wouldnt

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really worry much about tracking cookies as they are easy to rid of, but if you feel that it is a pain in the butt just to deal with them, then two suggestion here http://littleeagle.us/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=78
they are tiny little downloads and easy to use. you can read up a little more on analogx either at that link or that links url to their homepage.

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