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Windows 7: Help! Spyware showing lots of hidden files

21 Apr 2019   #1
Misskitty2017

windows7 6
 
 
Help! Spyware showing lots of hidden files

I have super anti spyware program on my computer and when it runs, it shows me that there are apparently lots of files on my computer for numerous websites I have visited. I am not very computer literate but it looks like these websites are following me when I pursue other websites. This makes me very uncomfortable. I tried to follow instructions for seeing hidden files on my computer, but cannot find the way to actually view the list itself. How do I find out and eliminate for good all these websites from spying on my activities. I do not do anything covert or go anywhere that I would be embarrassed for anyone to see, but I just don't like being spied on. I could see that some of the websites listed I have not visited for many months.


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21 Apr 2019   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. Are you talking about cookies they are harmless?
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21 Apr 2019   #3
Misskitty2017

windows7 6
 
 

Maybe they are cookies, I am not very computer literate, but what good does it to delete cookies if they come back on immediately even when you have not visited that website for months.
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21 Apr 2019   #4
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

What are Cookies - Computer Cookies - What is a Cookie
You can set your browser to delete cookies when tab or browser is closed. CCleaner business or professional application will do the same. Firefox and Chrome have add-ons such as Cookie AutoDelete.
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22 Apr 2019   #5
Misskitty2017

windows7 6
 
 

Thank you for helping me.
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