Bizzlebin, how would I know if a cookie is suspicious and where would I see a list of them?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Also, how would I clear my temporary Internet files?ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š You are probably talking to one of the most computer-illiterate people on the planet, so thanks for answering my questions!!!
Well, for cookies, the folder is generally C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME
As to whether they're suspicious, see if they're from a site you recognize. They will be named in the from of USERNAME
. So, for example, a USERNAME
@advertising or USERNAME
@promotions cookie would be for advertising, and you can delete them (unless you know and/or trust the site.) If you're unsure, don't touch it! Some cookies are actually helpful. (For example, you stay logged in to OrthodoxChristianity.net by using a cookie)
To delete Temporary Internet Files (on Internet Explorer, at least), go to Tools, Internet Options. On the first tab, there will be a button that says "delete files." (Note: don't delete all your cookies this way). After you do this, it may take a bit longer to load pages (as the temprorary "copy" on your computer is gone), but after the first load of a page, it will go normally again (as a new "copy" will be made automatically.)