this has been a persistent nuisance, and ive tried quite a few things, nothing seems to work-
currently i have the following installed:
cookienator, adaware, spybot s&d, comodo antivirus, avg free 2011.
primary browser is firefox 22.214.171.124
any time i access the cookies file in firefox, for instance: every time i open the browser, every time i run cookienator, etc., avg free 2011 pops up with the following:
i have the following installed: adaware, spybot s&d, comodo antivirus, avg free 2011.... could this be caused by conflicting anti spyware apps? i was not aware that avg would conflict with a progam in that way.
adaware, spybot s&d.... AdAware has a feature called Adwatch & Spybot S&D has TeaTimer. If these are enabled it can affect the installation of AVG & they should be disabled. The later versions of Spybot S&D have TeaTimer enabled by default. To disable TeaTimer you must switch it to the Advanced mode and go into the Resident area of the settings... To check bring up Spybot S&D->Mode->Advanced mode->Tools->(Double Click)Resident->(Disable)TeaTimer. Some free versions of AdAware won't have Adwatch http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?showtopic=19804.
comodo antivirus.... You should never have multiple antivirus programs installed since they will conflict with each other. See this post for more information as well as uninstall/cleanup util links Before Installing AVG Free Edition.
Tracking cookies are not really a threat, more information can be found in FAQ 2439 and also on wikipedia.
You can disable detection of tracking cookies:
In AVG open Resident Shield and uncheck Scan for Tracking Cookies
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