Exterminate It! Antimalware

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cookie

Aliases of cookie (AKA):

[McAfee]Cookie.1852
[F-Prot]corrupted or intended virus
[Panda]Cookiemonster.4570
[Other]CookieMonster

How to Remove cookie from Your Computer^

You can effectively remove cookie from your computer with Exterminate It!.

After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with cookie in the Scan Result screen and remove these files. For information about running scans and removing malware files, see the Exterminate It! Help.

Hoax

A hoax is a fake warning about presence of viruses or other malware on a user’s computer. Typically, a hoax is spread in the form of an e-mail message warning the reader of new dangerous viruses and inducing the recipient to forward the message to others. Hoaxes themselves do little harm, but their distribution often causes fear and uncertainty among users.

Be Aware of the Following Hoax Threats:

FakeDel, Austral, Bagle, PayPal, Security.iGuard.

Tracking Cookie

Normally, cookies, which are small text files that certain Web sites leave on computers to store information identifying users and customize Web site content for them (such as the user’s Web site settings and preferences, a list of visited pages, computer details, and shopping card information), are harmless. However, some cookies may be used to track and transmit browsing preferences or other private information to online marketers and spammers.

Be Aware of the Following Tracking Cookie Threats:

PriceGrabber, Radiate.com, advertserve.com, izmenjava.com, Bridgetrack.com.

How Did My PC Get Infected with cookie?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with cookie:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like cookie. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like cookie.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including cookie, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting cookie^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with cookie:

PC is working very slowly

cookie can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with cookie.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

cookie can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. cookie may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

cookie may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

cookie may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.