Should I delete, scan or disable Cookies, Cache and Internet temporary files?


What should I do with them? I personally recommend using the two options described below: Deleting Cookies, Cache and Internet temporary and history files from time to time is one of the options but remember doing so will make some websites not remembering you (like saved user names of personal information will not be shown when you access those site for the very next time, instead you have to retype those information again) Having an updated antivirus, antispyware and firewall programs active and running all the time and performing a…

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Are Cookies, Cache and Internet temporary files harmful?


A cookie itself cannot harm the computer, as it does not and cannot hold code or perform any virus or Trojan execution, However, the cookie can support (or help) malicious actions to be taken on the respective system. Even more, being a plain text file, they are vulnerable, meaning that they can be harvested by other applications or to lead a possible attacker to the respective computer. An attacker also might harvest information from cookies using either different cookies or from spyware software (for example login information for different websites…

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Cookies and Internet Temp Files

Internet cookies

What does Cookies, Cache and Internet temporary files mean? Every time you open a webpage using a browser to read your email or to purchase something online, viewing the weather online, reading the latest news or reading the sports, that information is stored on your computer and Windows operating system for later use. All the information described above is what we call cache files or Temporary Internet files. Many websites stores special files on your computer called cookies which includes information you’ve used in some websites like application forms or…

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