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    SuperAntiSpyware and tracking cookie

    After scanning my system with Superantispyware, a tracking cookie - eloqua.com was detected. I eventually tracked it down to a Windows Secrets email in Outlook 2010. I moved it to a separate folder in my inbox and the detection stopped. If I open outlook with the mail in the separate folder all is OK., but if I open the mail, or move it back to the main inbox the cookie is detected. Has anyone had this? Does the newsletter use tracking cookies, if not has anyone any idea where to look for the offending file or whatever?

    I restored the .PST file with an earlier copy and let it re-download the mails and all seemed well. The detection has now reappeared with the new Windows Secrets (paid for version). I currently have it blocked.

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    SAS does hunt up and report almost all the tracking cookies it finds -- that's normal. I don't know of a quick and easy to set ignore, except one cookie at a time. You can exclude folders and files in the Exclusion blocks.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    The strange part is that my laptop does not have this issue. Indeed the pst file I copied was the one on the laptop.

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    A tracking cookie is not malware, so don’t worry about it. The need for separate antispyware software disappeared years ago, so just uninstall Superantispyware. All it’s doing is wasting your time. Standard anti-virus software, when adjusted and customized correctly, will handle anti-malware protection for the typical user. Some Superantispyware evaluations:

    Download.com – “Questionable performance” (http://download.cnet.com/SuperAntiSp...-10523889.html)

    PCMag.com – “Dismal” (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2463191,00.asp)

    TopTenReviews.com – Ranked 16 of 18 (http://anti-spyware-review.toptenreviews.com/)


    If you feel the need for something extra beyond your anti-virus software, a better choice would be Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free.

    http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyte...-10804572.html

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2455505,00.asp

    https://www.malwarebytes.org

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    Thanks for the comments, sorry to be so long getting back. Just after my last post my hard disk failed, so I took the opportunity to do a clean reinstall, which made the problem go away.

    However. Since the recently changed version of the newsletter, the issue has returned. I do have Malwarebytes Premium apart from my AV software, and also still have SAS free installed.

    I just like to know the cause of 'unexplained' events on my PC.
    Last edited by Robertos; 2016-04-16 at 11:59.

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    Issue solved. I forgot to add the cookie to blocked sites in the browser. All now good :-)

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