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    Google Chrome & adware


    On my Chrome browser I have Adblock Plus and Do Not Track Plus running. In Windows 8 I have Super Anti Spyware Pro running. My question is this: Every morning Super Anti Spyware does it's thing and every morning there are at least a hundred adware removals. Why is that? I don't go to weird sites or over browse. I play the market during market hours, then computer goes into sleep mode until now when I do things like this. I could see having a few; maybe a dozen, but not the amount I do have.
    Oops I lied it was 84 threats this AM; log attached.
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    this anti-spyware fake malware to make you purchase it. Use Malwarebytes instead
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    I have MalwareBytes Pro running also.
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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Honestly , you have way to much things running, stop to use about everything you find for free on the web. Remove the anti-malware pro and the adblock plus and any other free utility you download. The less crap you put on a PC , the better it run......
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    Other than Adblock Plus the others (SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes) aren't free; remember I said Pro versions.
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    How can you trust a software company that use rogue to catch customers to purchase the pro version ? Aside you never run 2 anti-virus or 2 anti malware at the same time.
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    Actually there are those that believe that more than one anti malware is advisable; PC World being one. However I think we're losing site of the topic. These adware cookies and threats are there; why are they? Maybe my concerns are not warranted. I was just wondering if it was a Chrome issue, as my friend who uses IE claims he doesn't get this much adware using IE.
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    PC World are you serious, those peoples wrote anything as long a the sponsor pay for it.

    I already reply to you, remove that crap anti-malware BS software. malwarebyte is the only reliable one ...
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    Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit


    Allan P, I have gone through the log that you posted, it seems that they are cookies. Cookies are a double edge sword, I wont bore you with the details I added two links at the bottom if you are interested in learning more about cookies. Anytime you login to a site a cookie is store on your computer, a cookie will be in the form of a text file on your computer. This text file has information about you. These are also the files that allow you to stay log into a site after you have close your browser.
    Your security software is just fine, I disagree with area 66.

    If you want more control over internet and cookies per site I recommend Internet Explorer 8-9-10.



    Information: Cookies explained
    http://ezinearticles.com/?Computer-C...-Bad?&id=82854
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris1neji View Post
    Allan P, I have gone through the log that you posted, it seems that they are cookies. Cookies are a double edge sword, I wont bore you with the details I added two links at the bottom if you are interested in learning more about cookies. Anytime you login to a site a cookie is store on your computer, a cookie will be in the form of a text file on your computer. This text file has information about you. These are also the files that allow you to stay log into a site after you have close your browser.
    Your security software is just fine, I disagree with area 66.

    If you want more control over internet and cookies per site I recommend Internet Explorer 8-9-10.



    Information: Cookies explained
    http://ezinearticles.com/?Computer-C...-Bad?&id=82854
    I appreciate your response and is pretty much in line with my thinking. I use Chrome primarily for their tabs feature where they shrink in line with how many are open and how I can right click and open all bookmarks in a folder.

    Thanks, Allan
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