Spyware.Cookie.Com?

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After a clean run from both Adaware and Spybot last night, and with
AVG installed and monitoring, I was surprised when a (rare) scan with
ewido Security Suite this morning reported this infection:

C:\Documents and Settings\[Myname]\Cookies\terry@com[2].txt ->
Spyware.Cookie.Com : Cleaned with backup

Can anyone tell me any more please?

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Terry, West Sussex, UK

Re: Spyware.Cookie.Com?

On Thu, 08 Jun 2006 09:54:20 +0100, Terry Pinnell

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You mean about alerts on cookies? For the most part, cookies
are harmless, but they have been been used maliciously in
orchestrated buffer overrun attacks. It's not a bad idea to
set your browser to not allow any cookies other than those
you approve of. Here's something I wtrote on this:

http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg/firefox.html

Art
http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg

Re: Spyware.Cookie.Com?


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Thanks Art, I'll take a look at NoScript. BTW, do you mean you don't
use the BookMark Toolbar? That's one of my most-used features of FF!

Re my OP, actually I meant about that *specific* cookie,
Spyware.Cookie.Com. I normally treat cookies as harmless or useful,
but ewido for one seems to single that one out as a villain.

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Terry, West Sussex, UK

Re: Spyware.Cookie.Com?

Art wrote:

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Excellent Art, I like that FF add-on. Amazing how many other url's some
sites try to download over and above the main one you look at ;-0. If
you know what I mean.
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Keith (Southend)
http://www.southendweather.net

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