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Standard User TrishaH
(experienced) Mon 11-Nov-13 14:53:16
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SAS online scanner


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I've long used the Superantispyware online scanner approximately every 4-6 weeks to remove tracking cookies.
Today, I tried using it and it loaded, got to the security check part and I got a pop-up telling me Paint cannot read this file as it's not a valid Bitmap file, or it's format is not currently supported.

I've never had a problem with it before, and it was fine a few weeks ago.
Any ideas what the problem could be?

Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Mon 11-Nov-13 16:23:12
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Re: SAS online scanner


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I use the version of SAS that is on my PC rather than the online scanner. I've just updated the application and the virus database and run it. No problems, it found and removed tracking cookies.

Haven't tried the on-line one - don't think I knew there was one.

Just tried it. Downloaded and ran just fine. It looked to be just the same as the one I already have on my PC.

Tony
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Standard User TrishaH
(experienced) Mon 11-Nov-13 17:34:10
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Re: SAS online scanner


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Thanks.

I tried runniing it online in Chrome instead of IE, but that gave just the same error message.

So, I tried downloading it, and it worked!
How odd that it won't work online, but does on the downloaded version.

It installed on the C drive, and if given an option, I'd have put in on another drive.
At least I got rid of a heap of tracking cookies! smile


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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Mon 11-Nov-13 18:06:11
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It didn't actually run online, it downloaded an executable file and ran that. So the program file being run was on my PC rather than running from a web server. Though it didn't have to be installed, and thus no need to uninstall.

Tony
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Standard User TrishaH
(experienced) Mon 11-Nov-13 18:18:23
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Re: SAS online scanner


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I did that the second time I tried the online scanner, but it still gave me the same error message.

I'm never quite sure if the Adobe Reader versions are safer now, so haven't updated that for long while ..perhaps that's the problem with it not reading the online version of SAS on my computer.
Still, if that were the case, wouldn't the downloaded version do the same? ...confused

Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Mon 11-Nov-13 20:38:41
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Why don't you disable third-party cookies if you dislike tracking cookies?
Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Mon 11-Nov-13 22:11:43
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Ah, I don't use Adobe Reader.

Tony
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Standard User TrishaH
(experienced) Mon 11-Nov-13 22:54:07
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I only mentioned Adobe Reader because when I originally tried to find out why I had the problem, I saw a site mentioning Adobe being the problem, and that it needed reinstalling.
I just assumed it used some sort of Adobe application to run the scanner, but wanted to find out more before changing anything.

Standard User TrishaH
(experienced) Mon 11-Nov-13 22:59:49
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There's some sites (like this one) that I stay logged into, and I suppose blocking cookies would create the need to log in to such sites every time.

Standard User Zadeks
(experienced) Mon 11-Nov-13 23:07:09
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You would only have to block third-party cookies, not first-party. Thinkbroadband uses first-party cookies.

http://www.opentracker.net/article/third-party-cooki...

If you were to experience a problem with a site, which is highly unlikely, you could add it to your browsers white list.
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