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CelestialTeardrop

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I use Firefox on two of my computers (both have version 1.0.7), but only on one of my systems is there a cookiesnew.txt file in the mozilla folder besides the usual cookies.txt. What is the purpose of cookiesnew.txt?

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i am under the impression that cookiesnew is ment to keep track of cookies, although i am sure james knows for sure :tazz: , but that is what i am pretty sure it does. hope that helps you, if you have any other questions about deleting cookies or what a cookie is or anything elses about temp files just post them here.
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hello,
lol sure...thanx mile runner.
anyways CelestialTeardrop, first things first have you ever suspected malware on your computer? I've been looking around and ewido (spyware cleaner) seems to be cleaning it off of other computers. So i'm suspecting that, no you don't need it, however I can't give advice on whether you should remove it or not as thats what the malware forum is for :tazz: . If your really worried go to the malware forum and they'll help you out there.
Also that being said, you have an old version of firefox. You can't update it from my knowledge by going help->check for updates. However you can try and maybe it will (not sure as i got it after they updated). But if that doesn't get you to V1.5 go to the following link and it'll help ya out. http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/
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James

Edited by james_8970, 28 January 2006 - 06:54 PM.

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CelestialTeardrop

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Thank you for your replies and information Mile Runner and james_8970.

james_8970, I am rather obsessive about computer safety, so I frequently scan with ewido, Ad-Aware, Spybot, Microsoft Anti-Spyware, Panda ActiveScan and Norton Internet Security, and Spyware Blaster and WinPatrol are always running (I am amazed that all those programs are compatible :tazz: ).

In any case, ewido has not reported cookiesnew.txt to be malware, although it occassionally finds and removes spyware cookies in that file. (Also, cookiesnew.txt is not emptied through the Tools-Options-Privacy-Cookies-Clear; it cleans itself out but I'm not sure when/how).

I plan on updating to 1.5 some time today or tomorrow.

Thanks again.
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hello,
WOW, you sure do have alot of adware stuff. I'm not sure if you know this but having that many spyware programs will SSSLLLOOOWWW down your computers performance. I personnaly would advise you to remove ad-ware and ewido. However you can keep them on if you want.
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Edited by james_8970, 28 January 2006 - 08:42 PM.

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All of the anti-malware programs I use were recommended to me on this site ( on this thread ).

I know that a lot of programs will slow the computer down, but of those listed only four run all the time in the background (Norton, MS Anti-spyware, winpatrol, and spyware blaster). I used the free trial version of ewido and did not upgrade after the trial-period expired, so now it still works (beautifully) for manual scans but real-time protection is disabled, which is fine. Panda ActiveScan is an online scanner, so it's not even on my machine. But since I don't use too many programs other than MS Office, e-mail and browser software, and a program or two for photos and maps, the speed is not greatly compromised.

Seeing as ad-aware and ewido are the ones that will usually catch mal-ware on my comp when all the other scans come up clean, those two would be the last I would uninstall. :tazz:
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i was just suggesting it. If you want to keep 'em all feel free to do so.
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Thank you for your advice. :tazz:

By the way, I just downloaded ff 1.5, and I'm wondering if there is any way to get 1.0.7 back? Nothing's wrong with the 1.5 version (that I can tell so far), but I'm somehow not "feeling it" so to speak and would prefer to switch back. Is there any safe place from which I could download the old version?

Thanks.

Edited by CelestialTeardrop, 28 January 2006 - 09:32 PM.

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