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    Default Cookies issue

    I ran, updated and Immunized with Spybot 162. Then I opened Internet Options. From the Settings Button \ Temporary Internet Files tab
    I noticed that there were hundreds of items (cookies? or links?). I could manually delete most of them; however shortly after deletion
    hundreds of them would magically reappear >> and without me even opening my (IE 11) browser. Many of these items that
    reappear have words in them that look suspicious / undesirable (ie. "ad", "canvas", "bot", etc). Can anyone tell me why this happens.
    What can / should I do about it?
    I know that some of the items are likely OK; perhaps even necessary to speed up some of the browser operations.
    But I appear to be attracting wayyy more that seems necessary.
    Best to all,
    Ken

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    You could block third party cookies,that would cut down on some of them.How to do that is here:
    http://www.safer-networking.org/faq/...cking-cookies/

    If you scanned with Spybot,did any items listed show up in a green colour?And were there any red coloured items found?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenobia View Post
    You could block third party cookies,that would cut down on some of them.How to do that is here:
    http://www.safer-networking.org/faq/...cking-cookies/

    If you scanned with Spybot,did any items listed show up in a green colour?And were there any red coloured items found?
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    Thank you for the fast reply. Changing my Temporary Internet Files settings in Internet Explorer seemed to stop the items from
    immediately reappearing in the Temp' Internet files folder. I changed the "Check for newer versions of stored pages" from "Automatic"
    to "Every time I visit the web page".
    Thank you for the tip about blocking third party cookies. I'll take a hard look at that.
    Best regards,
    Ken

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    You're welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenobia View Post
    You're welcome.
    Block 3rd party cookies. Everything appears to be back to normal
    Best regards,
    Ken

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    Good,glad to hear it.

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