Another AVG 8 observation

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When installing AVG 8.0.138, (minus the toolbar and email scanning) it
arbitrarilly uninstalls the AVG Anti-spyware, with the pretence that AVG 8
includes an anti-spyware function.  It might have it, but it doesn't work on
the free version.  I found that out by checking the history.  All scans
showed no spyware found and none removed.  I have since re-installed AVG
anti-spyware 7.51.43 and found and removed the usual spyware.  Both programs
work great--they just have to be updated and run separately.


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What is the "usual spyware" is AVG AS 7.51.43 finding that AVG 8.0 does not?


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Mostly tracking cookies:  Atdmt, Casalemedia, Coremetrics, Doubleclick,
Hitbox, Mediaplex, Realmedia, Tribalfusion, etc.  Cookies like this show up
on every daily scan, but they weren't with just AVG 8--it kept reporting
none found and none removed.  After several days of running daily scans of
AVG alone, I installed AVG Anti-spyware and had 36 tracking cookies (this
was 30 minutes after the AVG Anti-virus had finished scanning.)


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Annie Woughman wrote:

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Ah, as I thought when reading your original post. Cookies. Cookies
aren't malicious spyware, they are just annoying. Why not set your
browser to simply ignore them in the first place?

Use a HOSTS file as well.

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   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

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My browser is set to block third-party cookies that do no have a compact
privacy policy, etc. but if I move it up a notch, then I am not able to
properly access my banking information or credit card sites.

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I don't know how to do that.  Can you explain it to me?  Would it get around
the cookie problem at banking sites with the browser set to high?

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Annie Woughman wrote:

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Most modern browsers allow you do block by domain. If you are using
Internet Explorer, you might want to look into a modern browser. Firefox
and Opera are good choices.

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This should help:
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

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   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

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