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Post Posted April 9th, 2019, 1:05 am

On two of my Windows 8.1 PC's I have noticed that when I boot up Windows and then boot Firefox, Avira has two cookies in the Manage Cookies/Site Data list. If I delete the cookie and then reload Windows the cookies return. Is there any way to block Avira from inserting these cookies? Avira setup has no options to turn this off.

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Post Posted April 9th, 2019, 4:57 am

Hi,
Your question may be better asked at their forum...
> https://answers.avira.com/en/questions

Moving this to the Tech. forum, as it's not a Firefox problem.
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Post Posted April 9th, 2019, 8:51 am

has avira installed an extension? if so, deactivated and cookie should be gone too.
users using outdated and vulnerable software probably never will get an answer from me - sticked with the past? stay alone. foe means you are and idiot from my view.

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Post Posted April 9th, 2019, 2:55 pm

No, there is no Avira extension installed. I only have Lastpass, Stylus, and UBlock. Avira is being very cheeky inserting those cookies offline and although I don't blame Mozilla, I think they need to do something about blocking programs that do this.

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Post Posted April 14th, 2019, 9:38 pm

I found this on Avira's privacy page:

How do we use cookies, analysis and tracking tools, and social media registrations?

When you use a product or service, cookies are uploaded to your browser. Cookies may be used to identify your browser so that our website is displayed correctly. We also use cookies at various points on our website to analyze the use of our website and thereby optimize it, such as the shopping cart function for orders in the Avira online store.

In addition to our own systems, we also use the following third-party tools for marketing purposes and to make your visit to our websites or the use of our products/services more user-friendly.


So that is that. It's obviously not something that can be disabled. I have noticed that the cookies are not added to Chrome. Just Firefox. (And perhaps other browsers)

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Post Posted April 15th, 2019, 4:21 am

It's obviously not something that can be disabled

not within avira, but you can uninstall avira and turn to windows defender, because you use windows 8 and WD is performing very good in each comparison now.
users using outdated and vulnerable software probably never will get an answer from me - sticked with the past? stay alone. foe means you are and idiot from my view.

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