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Tracking cookies scan is disabled in default settings

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Tracking cookies are not detected in default settings of AVG. Tracking cookies are not dangerous files and, they are created automatically when accessing webpages. For more information about tracking cookies, please see FAQ 2334.

You can however turn the detection on. To do so, please follow these steps:

1. Resident Shield settings

  • open the AVG program
  • click the AVG Anti-Virus component
  • mark the "Scan for Tracking Cookies" option
  • press the "Save changes" button

2. AVG test settings

  • launch the AVG program
  • open the "Scan options"
  • choose "Change scan settings" under "Whole computer scan" item
  • in the newly opened window please mark the "Scan for Tracking Cookies" option

3. Scheduled test settings

  • open the AVG program
  • choose "Advanced settings" from Tools menu
  • extend "Schedules" item and select "Scheduled scan"
  • switch to "How to scan" tab
  • please mark "Scan for Tracking Cookies" option


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