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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Kyle1886, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Kyle1886

    Kyle1886

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    I was just cleaning out my wife's PC of junk files and cookies as I normally do once a week. In the folder "Temporary Internet Files" there is a cookie that I cannot delete. "data.cmcore.com". I have run our usual virus scanner and Malwarebytes' and no malware shows up. (Malwarebytes' has found found questionable things in the past, but shows clean now).

    I've never run across a cookie I could not delete. I did look it up on Google; not versed enough about cookie servers to do me much good. I did restart the PC a couple of times after trying to delete the cookie, it's still there. Click on it, then delete, and a "bonk" audio sound. Any idea on removing said cookie?

    Respectfully

    Kyle
     
  2. solomansousana

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    I've run into this a few times, I have a program that is a DOD military grade file scrubber, this has always worked for me where the simple delete button failed.
     

  3. Markasaurus

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  4. Another Miller

    Another Miller prankster

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    malware bytes comes with an extra program..file assassin. just type in the file name and hit remove.its gone.Ive used it to remove "locked " files that otherwise were just taking up space and being junk.

    and yes,its on the free version too.
     
  5. Kyle1886

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    Thanks guys, I'll give each a try and post back success or fail.

    Really appreciate the info.

    Respectfully..Kyle
     
  6. Kyle1886

    Kyle1886

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    Another Miller, Malwarebytes' File Assassin will not take out just one cookie within the Temporary Internet Files folder. It wants to zap the entire folder. If I zapped the whole folder with all the wife's password cookies for genealogy, etc. sites, I can kiss 49 years of marriage goodbye. (I don't know her passwords, and not to sure she remembers them either). I did backup the TIF folder, but if I had to restore it, the cookie will be in the restore. If I should zap the TIF folder, I assume that IE 8 will rebuild it on a reboot?

    Markasaurus, SpyBot didn't do it either.

    Thanks guys
    Kyle