Judi wants to know why she has threats that need to be removed almost every day
I keep getting threats that are removed when I run SuperAntiSpyware (paid version). It seems to happen daily. I would like to know the cost of Reimage. I know it is 15% off for us CloudEight subscribers but since I am a senior citizen and retired I need to know what my cost will be. Is this for a one time use or good for one year? Thank you so much for all you do for us. You keep me informed of what is going on in this computer world.
Thanks Judi. We’d really love to sell you Reimage – it’s a great program that can fix serious Windows errors and broken Windows installations…and we do have a 15% discount available for all Cloudeight Subscribers. We really need the money and we really believe in Reimage – but you don’t really have the kind of problem that would require you to purchase Reimage. In fact you don’t have to do anything more than what you’re doing — because those “threats” aren’t really threats at all.
We use and recommend SUPERAntiSpyware – it’s the best antispyware available. But its caught up in a very competitive (and lucrative) market and in order to compete it has to offer the same “features” as the others do. You can thank marketing geniuses at McAfee and Norton for the scary term “Tracking Cookies”. And though you never specified what the threats are that are being removed almost daily – but “almost daily” makes us almost certain that the threats being removed are tracking cookies. It’s shame that such nonsense is allowed to go on and on and it’s shame that in order to compete SUPERAntiSpyware has to follow what others are doing. Whether you call them tracking cookies, spyware cookies, or cookies, they’re all cookies. Cookies are text files. They can’t alter your registry, they can’t execute (run), they can’t change your settings. They are harmless text files that store information about your visits to certain Web sites.
Cookies serve a lot of purposes – they can store your preferences for your favorite sites, they can prevent you from seeing the same ads or popups on different pages of the same site, and yes they can keep track of what pages you visit on a web site or a certain group of web sites owned by the same entity – and these are called tracking cookies. And they are not “threats” to your computer or to you (unless you’ve been visiting sites you shouldn’t have and someone looks at your cookies). Calling them tracking cookies is a great marketing gimmick – and if you are in the security software business and your competitors find “tracking cookies” then your program better find them too.
The reason why you are getting these “threats” almost daily is because every time you browse the web, cookies are being dropped on your computer by almost every web site you visit. Some of these, for whatever reason, will be dubbed “tracking cookies”. But rest assured, tracking cookies are just plain text files and they cannot harm your computer and they carry a very low risk of causing significant privacy concerns.
We often get miffed when we see some techno blogger rambling on about the dangers of cookies. Worrying about cookies when there are so many real threats out there is like worrying about a 50-cent helium balloon in a hurricane. Don’t worry, Judi. It’s just SUPERAntiSpyware trying to compete in a very competitive security software market.