09-17-2008 02:44 PM
Phil................Please please please stop with the registry cleaner thing. I SAID Nothing about that. Any registry cleaner can cause harm. This is why you do a back before. There is also System Restore. Get off the registry cleaner band wagon. I am referring to the cookies and temps file part of CCleaner which is the main feature of it. Geezzzzzzzzzz. Not anywhere did I say use the regitrsy cleaner.
- Start CCleaner.
- In CCleaner go into: Options->Exclude
- Now click Add Folder and input these one at a time:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\LiveUpdate Notice
- For the registry problem click Add Registry:
Select HKLM from the dropdown box, then paste in:
Message Edited by Dieselman743 on 09-16-2008 08:39 PM
Like I have mentioned before, Norton SystemWorks is an excellent Norton Product that does almost the same job as C.Cleaner does.
09-17-2008 04:01 PM
Ya'll are talking a lot about a lot of things and I've been very interested in what you're saying. But let's get back to the question. Is there a way to block cookies in Norton Internet Security? Forgive me if someone has answered this already. I've looked through the correspondence and haven't figured it out. Or I haven't picked up on what you're saying. But I'm the first to admit I'm not really great with this stuff.
09-17-2008 04:17 PM - edited 09-17-2008 04:36 PM
I am not aware of any option to block cookies from within NIS 2008 or NIS 2009.
The best way is through the browser of your choice
Open IE then go to "Tools" > "Internet Options" > and open the "Privacy Tab". Click on "Sites" and there you can add individual websites from which you want to block cookies.
The same option is available in Firefox: "Tools" > "Options" > "Privacy" > "Exceptions"
Hope that helps
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09-26-2008 11:45 PM - last edited on 09-27-2008 11:20 AM by Allen_K
Reposted from: http://majorgeeks.com/download4191.html
First let's get right to the point. Cookies are not problems that you need to be concerned with. Too many antispyware programs flag cookies and make them sound like they are high risk items. The truth is that they are not high risk problems and in most cases are actually very useful to you.
This subject has long been debated on the internet and obviously there are many opinions about cookies. Cookies are not executable programs. They are simple text files stored on your PC to help websites (and you) track useful user settings and non-personal information, like which advertisement you last saw (which prevents you from seeing the same ad over and over again).
Yes some cookies are often referred to tracking cookies, but tracking is more complicated then just having a cookie. Every website you visit would have to have knowledge of the particular cookie so that they could use it to add tracking info to it and to make use of it. You will see many antispyware programs indicating various cookies as tracking cookies and this can artifically make detection counts look very high. It is also a sore point when doing comparisons between antispyware programs. If one program detects cookies and another does not, it can make the one that does not detect them look like it is doing a bad job.
Similarly it makes the one detecting them look like a great product since it picks up things the other missed. Thus most (not all) programs will detect cookies to avoid this hazard. Don't be fooled by cookie counting. If cookies are the only thing showing up, you are in good shape. They are not harmful and you can just ignore them or if so desired, you can easily clean them using your browser or other tools like CCleaner.
I took this from here.
[edit: Reformated and properly quoted source.]