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  1. "or another program is removing the cookies." I think that's what I'm concerned about. I haven't upgraded my browser or changed security options and SAS is still set to scan for cookies, so is there a possibility that a malware program has gotten on my computer and is disabling the effectiveness of SAS? SAS still finds cookies on my laptop. I've heard that there are malware programs that will disable virus protection. Can they do this without you realizing something's wrong other than that scans never pick up anything. My SAS updates download okay. The program looks like it's running normally, but it bothers me that something that used to always show up in a scan no longer does. I may just have to take my computer in to a tech to check it out to put my mind at ease since I did get those pesky emails that were obvious phishing expeditions.
  2. Nope, still using IE 9.0.14. Any other ideas?
  3. My SAS scans used to always find tracking cookies. In fact, that was the only thing my scans ever found. I still have my preferences set to find cookies but for the last week all my scans have come out totally clean. A week or so ago I received an email that turned out to be from a hijacked account. I opened the email but did not click on the enclosed link and deleted the email. I've since received several more emails from the same bogus sender, which I have deleted immediately. Could opening a questionable email have done something to "hijack" my SAS program so it wouldn't detect problems? Or, if this is just a coincidence why would SAS suddenly stop finding cookies?
  4. Thanks for all your help, siliconman01. I'm all up-to-date now!!
  5. Thank you so much for your reply. I will now routinely run a disk cleaner before future SAS scans and hopefully save myself some anxiety. You mentioned CCleaner, but I have Auslogics BoostSpeed, which includes disk and registry cleaners. I assume that one will do the trick. I might, however, switch to the free CCleaner when my Auslogics subscription runs out. Also, you mentioned that my SAS was out-of-date. I notice now that the SAS I have on my desktop is out-of-date as well. When I check for program updates I get the message that no updates are available. Do I need to go to the SAS site and just download the newer version?
  6. Here is the scan log that show the dropper detection: SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log https://www.superantispyware.com Generated 03/18/2011 at 01:54 PM Application Version : 4.48.1000 Core Rules Database Version : 6626 Trace Rules Database Version: 4438 Scan type : Quick Scan Total Scan Time : 00:21:42 Memory items scanned : 617 Memory threats detected : 0 Registry items scanned : 2934 Registry threats detected : 0 File items scanned : 15549 File threats detected : 3 Adware.Tracking Cookie media.vmixcore.com [ C:\Users\BPS\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\BQ7NZRM3 ] msnbcmedia.msn.com [ C:\Users\BPS\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\BQ7NZRM3 ] Trojan.Dropper/Win-NV C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\B3EE3CAF-0236-4DE3-9D87-1B5B4E7DB976\UPDATE.EXE By the way, I couldn't attach the scan log because I got an error message that said "You aren't permitted to upload this kind of file." Why is that?
  7. I ran my weekly scans on my laptop the other day and SAS found and quarantined Trojan.Dropper/Win-NV. Evidently, from what I've read, Trojan.Dropper can leave a little nasty bit behind. How can I be sure this has not happened? I ran both Malwarebytes and Norton Internet Security scans and found nothing. Also, another scan with SAS after quarantine found nothing. Can I rest assured that all is well? I'm not at all experienced with this stuff. I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, if that's important to know. By the way, in my scan routine I ran Malwarebyte's first, which came up clean. Then I ran SAS and found the Trojan.Dropper. Is there any chance this was a false positive? Any help here will be greatly appreciated.
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