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Windows 7: Cookie-Yieldmanager

08 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium

Anybody know what this is and if it is a problem. I am getting a message from my A/V that it can't remove it

Threat Profile: Cookie-Yieldmanager

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Virus Profile information detailsRisk Assessment:Home N/A | Corporate N/ADate Discovered:9/26/2005Date Added:9/26/2005Origin:N/ALength:N/AType:ProgramSubtype:CookieDAT Required:4590

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08 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

It is a tracking cookie. It is designed to track your browsing habits. It is not dangerous as such, and is easily deleted.

We will do that after you have run the malware scan.

Regards....Mike Connor
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09 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

Malware didn't find anything either. Both say my machine is clean. I think I may have found the problem. In one of the reports I found the location of the yieldmanager file. It is in C:\Users\home\AppData\..... Anyway, the home folder is locked and when I try to change the sharing status the file shuts down. I can open the file by double clicking on it but there is no AppData file. I think it has locked the antivirus out of the file so it doesn't see it. Can Viruses do that?
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09 Apr 2011   #4
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

Yes, a virus can lock out certain files and block access. But first try going into safe mode and deleting the file while you are offline.

See this article:

How to remove tracking cookies (Removal Instructions)

Also, run Malwarebytes in safe mode disconnected from the net and see if it's able to remove it.
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09 Apr 2011   #5
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

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