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  1. For what it's worth, I agree with Visitor, & that's also about how long a full scan with McAfee takes.
  2. [quote name='Computer wizard' post='121246' date='Jul 16 2010, 09:44 PM']Did Ad-watch activate on the next system start-up? did you also try to temporarily disable mcafee? as both security suites have a real time protection mcafee would have recognized the behavior and making the assumption it was a rogue attack so turning off mcafee and turning it back on after ad-aware had completed it final steps would have worked ( in theory lol ). keep in mind if you have mcafee ad-watch really doesn't need to be active but its good to know its all in working order. It's good to know you got it sorted though well done Cheers Computer Wizard[/quote] Days later, after one of those multi-item bug-fix updates from Microsoft, I had to restart, but Ad-Watch retained its "off" setting. At no time did I try to temporarily disable McAfee (but I would have if Ad-Watch had activated, thus causing the scenario you described).
  3. [quote name='visitor' post='121730' date='Aug 13 2010, 01:52 AM']Thanks for the report WDF1. I've posted to Lavasoft to let them know the problem has reappeared. The real question is, are you using the same browser and version as before? That's what determines where cookies are stored and what Lavasoft had to fix last time.[/quote] OK, 8.3.1 def's 0150.0054 is finding tracking cookies--thanks.
  4. [quote name='visitor' post='121730' date='Aug 13 2010, 01:52 AM']Thanks for the report WDF1. I've posted to Lavasoft to let them know the problem has reappeared. The real question is, are you using the same browser and version as before? That's what determines where cookies are stored and what Lavasoft had to fix last time.[/quote] Thanks for the reply. I'm still using IE 8.0.6001. ... as before.
  5. [quote name='visitor' post='120862' date='Jul 8 2010, 10:30 PM']Which version of Ad-Aware 8.2 or 8.3? Also Free, Plus, Pro, Total Security? There was a problem with not finding cookies (depending on browser), which was fixed with the last version of 8.2. This was just before 8.3 was released, so not sure if they integrated the fix into the new version.[/quote] It looks to me like 8.3.1 is not finding tracking cookies--did LS reuse some defective old code? Inasmuch as LS fixed that problem once, it should be easy to check. I'm still running Windows XP Home SP-1,2,3.
  6. [quote name='WDF1' post='121203' date='Jul 15 2010, 05:14 PM']For what it's worth: about an hour ago, using Firefox 3.6.6, I downloaded A-A 8.3.0 (+ def's 0150.0013) from CNET & installed it; McAfee cited "possible malware", which I told it to ignore, and everything was fine from then on (including a test scan, which found a couple of tracking cookies, which ATT/Yahoo always delivers to me).[/quote] Afterthought: For completeness, I should have mentioned that, during A-A installation, I UNchecked the box to restart my computer in order to activate Ad-Watch Live, so as to avoid interaction problems with McAfee's similar function.
  7. For what it's worth: about an hour ago, using Firefox 3.6.6, I downloaded A-A 8.3.0 (+ def's 0150.0013) from CNET & installed it; McAfee cited "possible malware", which I told it to ignore, and everything was fine from then on (including a test scan, which found a couple of tracking cookies, which ATT/Yahoo always delivers to me).
  8. [quote name='Whateveruwant' post='120594' date='Jun 29 2010, 12:15 PM']Hooray! Tracking cookies problem fixed in software update 8.2.6. Thank you Lavasoft. Ad-Aware just detected 262 tracking cookies after a long absence. News: 8.2.6 Update to Ad-Aware Software update 8.2.6 was released today. June 29, 2010 It includes: A fix for a bug affecting detection of cookies When scanning for cookies, the bug caused the cookie scanner to stop before looking through all locations where cookies are stored. The bug affected only cookie detection, and it only occurred on some systems.[/quote] A-A 8.2.6 + def's 149.305 works for me, also. Thanks, folks!
  9. [quote name='WDF1' post='120280' date='Jun 13 2010, 07:18 PM']yet later: I've done 2 cycles of [access ISP then afterward McAfee scan], with NO cookies reported--very unusual!--so it's looking to me as if some weirdness is happening, rather than (or in addition to) an A-A problem.[/quote] much later: A scan with an updated McAfee did find (& auto-erase) a number of tracking cookies: a mix of familiar & unfamiliar names. I again accessed my ISP a few times, then scanned with A-A v. 8.2.5 def. 149.290, which found no cookies; this unfortunately does not say anything definitive about the problem (if any, still).
  10. [quote name='WDF1' post='120241' date='Jun 11 2010, 05:22 PM']Can one do a Track Sweep for only tracking cookies? How does one block cookies whose names are unknown, without blocking all? As of recent update to def. 286, etc., problem remains unchanged. ... Later: Scanned with McAfee, which ALSO showed no tracking cookies; this suggests that A-A is deleting tracking cookies on the fly, or (unlikely) the cookiemasters have made a quantum leap in ability to hide, or (less likely) my ISP (ATT Yahoo!) is finally blocking them, or (least likely) that McAfee has lost the ability to find them. I'll access my ISP, then rescan with McAfee, then report back.[/quote] yet later: I've done 2 cycles of [access ISP then afterward McAfee scan], with NO cookies reported--very unusual!--so it's looking to me as if some weirdness is happening, rather than (or in addition to) an A-A problem.
  11. [quote name='visitor' post='120223' date='Jun 11 2010, 05:55 AM']I mentioned Track Sweep in the 3rd post, but either nobody wants to use it or they're concerned about the found/not found overnight syndrome. Beatles, can you verify that TrackSweep works with 8.2.4? Also, do you happen to use Opera version 10?[/quote] Can one do a Track Sweep for only tracking cookies? How does one block cookies whose names are unknown, without blocking all? As of recent update to def. 286, etc., problem remains unchanged. ... Later: Scanned with McAfee, which ALSO showed no tracking cookies; this suggests that A-A is deleting tracking cookies on the fly, or (unlikely) the cookiemasters have made a quantum leap in ability to hide, or (less likely) my ISP (ATT Yahoo!) is finally blocking them, or (least likely) that McAfee has lost the ability to find them. I'll access my ISP, then rescan with McAfee, then report back.
  12. [quote name='akadarpoe' post='120122' date='Jun 9 2010, 04:43 AM']The original question still begs for an answer. I have the same problem on several rigs, I even uninstalled and reinstalled Adaware with the same results on one rig. If the purpose/intentions/results of Adaware had changed Adaware have become just more bloat wear, after using and donating and bragging on Adaware for years it is quite a disappointment. [/quote] Ditto to problem above. Up until now, A-A has been by far the fastest effective way to get rid of tracking cookies; they're not sufficiently evil to spend much time on, but they do keep multiplying if you don't keep sweeping. I'm getting more disappointed with LS as V. 8 updates get us further into the swamp.
  13. [quote name='WDF1' post='120009' date='Jun 4 2010, 05:59 PM'][b][/b] You may have fixed [u]A[/u] problem, but not this one--as of a few min. ago, Web Update aborted same place, same message. Please try again![/quote] OK, as of a few min. ago, successful Web Update to A-A 8.2.4 v149.278. Thanks for the fix.
  14. [b][/b][quote name='LS Jeffery' post='119995' date='Jun 4 2010, 01:21 PM']Hello Everyone We have resolved the issue, you should now all be able to get your updates. Please note: Since there will now be a lot of people trying to get their updates, you will experience a slow connection while getting your updates until things calm down. I deeply apologize for the inconvenience to everyone! Regards, Jeff[/quote] You may have fixed [u]A[/u] problem, but not this one--as of a few min. ago, Web Update aborted same place, same message. Please try again!
  15. [quote name='WDF1' post='119959' date='Jun 3 2010, 10:29 PM']Just in case more detail will help solve this: I have the same problem, running Windows XP Home + SP2 + SP3 IE 8.0.6001. ... but see note below A-A 8.2.3 v. 0149.0274 (which did update successfully from .0272) Note: ATT/Yahoo! is my ISP; several days ago, they updated my IE to "work better with Yahoo"--it's not beyond question whether it now works worse (as of today) with Ls/A-A[/quote] A few minutes ago: tried again, got successful def's update to 276, but prog. update aborted exactly as before.