What to use for Spyware/Tracking Cookies etc..

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Yamcha, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm pretty sure I have spyware or tracking cookies, I'm having random people adding me on msn and basically msging me spam and such.. I used to have the same problem on Windows.. my question is how do I get rid of it??

    I have already tried Mac Scan, but when I try to delete(isolate) it just hangs for a long time..

    So is there another similar app I can use ?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    People adding you on MSN doesn't mean you have spyware, it means your MSN screenname is posted online somewhere for bots to gather and spam.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    Well, each browser has the ability to delete cookies so you can do that. Also, each browser has a setting for only accepting cookies from the visited page, as opposed to 3rd party sites (which is the default). This should help reduce possible bad cookies.
     
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    MSN just has a lot of spam bots. I get them too. Solution? Only accept messages from people on your list.
     

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