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Calls
Posts: 2,002
Registered: ‎10-07-2009

Is the agkn cookie malicious?

when I google this agkn, it seems to pull up a little about a trojan

 

But when I run agkn.com through safeweb, the site shows not a threat

 

it seems this cookie comes up when I go to the home page I have set, which is yahoo.com

 

if I I delete the cookie, then go from there to any other website the cookie seems not to return

 

anyone know if this is malicious?

 

SendOfJive
Posts: 10,595
Kudos: 4,687
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Registered: ‎02-07-2009

Re: Is the agkn cookie malicious?

Cookies are text files that can only be read by the site that sets them.  They can't do any damage, so the term "malicious" is not usually applied to cookies.  If this is a tracking cookie, the worst it can do is to allow agkn to remember you as a previous visitor whenever you go to a site that loads content from agkn.com.