The joys of Mozilla

I recently ran LavaSoft's AdAware - an excellent, free app that removes various forms of spyware and assorted malware - and discovered a worryingly large amount of spyware, particularly data miners, on my machine that had arrived in the form of cookies.

Mozilla allow you to approve cookies, either permanently or for a session, for just that cookie or all cookies on that website. Go to Tools>>Options>>Privacy. It's useful and rather interesting - Googling a search term will allow the first website it finds to place a cookie on your machine.

xD.

 

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