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NEW AVG 8, WHAT ARE WARNINGS?

by Dusty06 / June 5, 2008 4:54 PM PDT

I HAVE A LOT OF WARNINGS IN MY SCAN RESULTS, THEY HAVE GREY WITH A LITTLE RED COLOUR AT THE BEGINNING OF WARNING. WHAT DO I DO ABOUT THEM? SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT THEM, DO I DELETE THEM? THE OLDER VERSION WAS SO DIFFERENT TO USE.
PLEASE HELP.

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Two things. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 6, 2008 3:34 AM PDT

1.) Turn off your caps lock, it's considered shouting and is hard to read.

2.) Since there can be a gazillion warnings and alerts, care to share a few you have gotten?

If they are under the Cookies tab, just delete them. And as a general rule, anything found by an anti-virus program should be either quarantined or deleted if possible.

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Oooopppsss! Sorry for the caps
by Dusty06 / June 8, 2008 5:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Two things. . .

Some of the warnings are tracking cookie burstnet, tracking cookie webtrends, tracking cookie 247 realmedia, tracking cooike yield manager, tracking cookie tracoda, tracking cookie revsci. It says at the end of of each line - moved to virus vault. Thanks for you help Coryphaeus. Cheers from New Zealand.

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Cookies are
by Tarq57 / June 8, 2008 8:29 PM PDT

no great threat, and very easy to delete via the browser, or any cleanup program.
They should be deleted, rather than sent to the quarantine (vault). They will be recreated (unless blocked) when you browse the site they were loaded from again.
Virus/trojans on the other hand, are serious. They should be sent to the vault, NOT deleted. Reason: sometimes a valid system or program file is incorrectly flagged as a virus etc. Deleting it can bork your system, or one of its programs. If it's in the vault, and later found to be a FP, it can be restored. This is fairly impossible if it has been deleted.

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Brilliant thanks
by Dusty06 / June 9, 2008 8:39 PM PDT
In reply to: Cookies are

for your comments, they have been a great help. This forum has helped me alot. Cheers!

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I might suggest. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 8, 2008 9:11 PM PDT
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Great help thanks
by Dusty06 / June 9, 2008 8:37 PM PDT
In reply to: I might suggest. . .

I have followed your advice about deleting cookies. Take care, Cheers

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tracking cookie 247.realmedia
by keithnkath / July 10, 2008 7:40 AM PDT

How do I get rid of this and tracking cookie 2o7 as well . Im a novice and dont know what to do . I have done a scan with AVG and there are loads of these on my laptop. My laptop was making weird noises howling etc. HELP !! Im scared of them

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Don't be scared.
by Tarq57 / July 10, 2008 8:19 AM PDT

(Don't be very very scared, either.)
Cookies, as stated above, are easily removed. In IE select "tools" "internet options" and in the "general" tab, just near "browsing history" there is a "delete" button. This will delete all your temp. internet files and cookies.
There are other options that can be set to block or prompt cookies from installing. Most cookies are totally harmless, or help with site functionality. All cookies, including tracking, are easily removed.
The howling noise you describe, now maybe that warrants further investigation, as it sounds like a hardware issue. Most likely to be the CPU cooling fan. How old is the computer, and how long since it was cleaned?
(You should really start a new thread.)

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