Re: How can I prevent cookie enabling by other apps?
"Phil McCrum" <PhilMcCrum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I normally operate IE 7 with the followiong options set in Advanced
> Settings: Override automatic cookie handling CHECKED, First-party Cookies
> ACCEPT, Third-party Cookies BLOCK, Always allow session cookies CHECKED.
> This prevents bad unfriendly sites from letting their 'unwashed partners'
> advertising or tracking cookies on my machine.
> Lately, I have discovered that something is turning this setting off --
> resetting it to ACCEPT all cookies all the time. I have repeatedly gone
> and reset this. How can I lock this privacy setting so that nothing can
> it off? At the time, I have no clue what application, rogue website, or
> Windows system component is turning this setting off. I have tried to
> it down but am at my wits end. I am getting a lot of tracking and ad
> from URLS I haven't even gone to placed on my machine.
> I am using Windows Live One Care on all my PCs and it is on, updated, and
> set for high-medium security. It says I am fully protected and have no
> viruses, trojans, or worms. What's going on??? I would expect that these
> settings should not be able to be changed unless I personally change them
> myself. Oh, and I only have one account on this machine and I am the
You have an application on your system that is causing your privacy
settings to revert to the default state. Are you running Spybot S&D or other
antispy programs that could be causing this? Many programs will disallow or
revert your IE settings if you have configured them, either knowingly or
unknowingly, to do so.
It is the responsibility and duty of everyone to help the underprivileged
and less fortunate among us.