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cjketo44

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Anytime I visit a site that needs cookies enabled, I get booted or can't log in.
I've gone so far as to enable ALL cookies at one point, but to no avail.

Things I've attempted to solve this:
As I said, I've enabled ALL cookies.
I've cleared my Cashe.
I've emptied my Temp Internet Files Folder.
I've turned off my Privacy manager.
I've run my Anti-Spyware and Anti-Virus programs.
I've run my Registry Cleaner
I've removed all Add-Ons.
I've done all of the above again, all at once.
As a last resort, I reset all of my Internet Explorer Settings.

What else could the problem be? I can't think of anything else to try.
(I may have even tried some things that I forgot to list here....)

I will add that when I run McAfee QuickClean, I get an error messege whle it's working through the Temp Files. If I uncheck that box, so that it doesn't Clean that, It finishes the QuickClean. But I still can't access the sites that need cookies enabled.
Could it be a corrupted Temp file that it can't clean, and if so, how do I remove it?
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First try visiting those sites with another navigator, like Firefox.
If you still can't access them then you probably were infected by spyware/malware.

If you can access those sites then:
How long has this been happening?
You can try restoring your system to a date prior the date the problem started.
Which is your Internet Explorer version?
I'm not sure if the temp file is the cause but to remove it you simply delete the files in it. Navigate to C:\Document and Settings\YourProfile\Local Settings\Temp

Take in mind that "Local Settings" is a hidden folder. If you can't find it under YourProfile folder then click the 'Tools' menu and select 'Folder Options...'. Select the 'View' tab and select the 'Show hidden files and folders' option in the 'Hidden files and folders' section.

You can also take a look a this
http://support.micro...n...mp;x=9&y=13
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First I'll answer your questions.
1) This has been happening for about a week.
2)I'm using IE7

See, I figured that I forgot to mention some stuff.
Yes, I've tried running through Firefox. No help.
Yes, I've tried a system restore. It only offers two restore points that would put me back before the problems started. Neither one of those restore points actually restore the system. I get an incomplete restore notice followed by a "no changes have been made" message.

So if it is spyware/malware, how do I remove it, since my other Anti-** programs don't do the trick?
How would I know which spyware/malware I have?

I have seen some links/announcements on here, and I will check there now, but I'll be back to check this a well.

Edited by cjketo44, 25 January 2007 - 07:21 PM.

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You should try posting at the Malware Removal forum.

Edited by Diego8, 25 January 2007 - 08:11 PM.

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