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What Are Cookies, and Are They Really Dangerous?

Our friend Mike, at SuperAntiSpyware helped describe cookies the best. Here's what he said:




Are cookies really spyware and are they dangerous?
This subject has been the debate of many newsgroups and online forums. Cookies are simply text files stored on your hard drive and cannot themselves harm your computer in any way. Typically cookies are used to remember logins and keep track of user settings on web-sites.

Think of them like leaving footprints on a beach...

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How To Visually Spot and Detect Spyware, Malware, Virus, and Trojan Scams

You have to be real careful these days on the internet, for scammers trying to bilk you out of your hard earned penny.

I've been well woven into the depths of the internet, and all of it's seedy corners, for over 15 years now and have never fallen for a single scam. That's not bragging, there's just a few basic tricks to being able to (generally) spot someone trying to scam you.

This is a repost of the tips, in reply to a previous thread, which can be found here.

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https://www.msn.com/?ocid=wispr&pc= Pop-Up When Logging Into Windows? [SOLVED]

Sometimes I get this random page loading whenever I log on to Windows, seemingly after I lose internet connection. This page will load up all by itself:

https://www.msn.com/?ocid=wispr&pc=u598

 

I've done MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-virus / Anti-malware scans with Adaware and Malwarebytes. and they say I'm clean. Am I infected??

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What is "C:\Windows\UpdReg.EXE"? Is it a Virus / Malware? - SOLVED

I have a file in my Windows Startup named "UpdReg.EXE" in my Windows folder (C:\Windows\UpdReg.EXE), is it a virus and if not, what is it? Can I disable it without harming my computer? TY

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What is "zeipgrdw.rtf"? Is it Malware?

I have a file in my "C:\ProgramData" (or "C:\Users\All Users") with a strange name "zeipgrdw.rtf" that won't open up with my usual .rtf file reader (Microsoft Office Word), does anyone know what this file is, and if it's a virus or MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-virus / Anti-malware? I want to be sure it's clean and if my system needs it or not before I just delete it? Thanks for any help!

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What is WSQMCONS.EXE? Do I Need It?

My firewall popped up a bit ago asking if I wanted to allow WSQMCONS.EXE to connect to the internet but I don't know what it is. I don't want to let it connect in case it's a virus or some kind of MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-virus / Anti-malware, so I blocked it. Does anyone know what WSQMCONS.EXE is?

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Tom Arnold Announces AWESOME New Reality TV Show on the Howard Stern Show!

Success is... uhhhhhhhhhh. Laughing

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CMDAGENT.EXE - What is is?

I keep seeing cmdagent.exe running in my processes list on Windows 7 and when it does it seems to hang things from happening on my computer. Like, if a program tries to connect to the internet I would usually get a popup from my firewall program notifying me of the program that's trying to connect to the internet and asking me if I want to allow it or block it, but when cmdagent.exe is running I don't get that anymore until I kill it's process. Does anyone know what this program is, and if it's a virus or MalwareMalwarebytes Anti-virus / Anti-malware??

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Starbucks Free Voucher Giveaway on Facebook: Scam!

There's another scam going around on Facebook, this time it's a Facebook scam promising to give away a $100 ("wow!") Starbucks card for free. Amazing huh? They just want to give away tons of money!

Well, as usual, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Take a look...

 
Starbucks,Facebook Scams,Malware,Virus

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What Does DDoS Mean? How Can I Protect Myself?

"DDoS" stands for "Distributed Denial of Service.

It's a method of sending so much data to one computer / IP Address, usually, but not always, a simple "ping", that it essentially gets flooded, can't handle it, and either gets completely knocked offline, or becomes so slow that for all practical purposes that computer, or even website, becomes unusable.

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