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how to remove "warnings" from an AVG scan?

nickg5 asked
Last Modified: 2013-11-08
My AVG does a scan every Friday. On October 23rd, it healed and removed 3 items.
It found 100 "warnings" As i view the list they are all cookies related to Firefox.
I can highlight all of them in blue, and the choices seem to be:
remove selected infections.
remove all unhealed infections.
how to remove these 100 cookies....that AVG says are warnings.
I have AVG free 8.5.425
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I am currently running the commercial AVG Network Edition, so I do not not for certain if these menus will be the same (I know they are at least similar). In the main AVG window, go to "Tools" > "Advanced Settings". Now select "Schedules" > "Scheduled Scan", then click on the "How to scan" tab. Uncheck "cookies", and the warning will go away.

Unfortunately the free edition disables some options related to scheduled scans, so if you do not see these menus you may not be able to change them in your version.
Sorry for the hasty post... too much caffeine today. I left out the most important part: how to delete the existing cookies.

AVG may not be able to clear some of these cookies because they have already been deleted (by your browser). Since you keeping getting these warnings, you may need to just clear your cookies manually. Also, if your web browser is open while the cookies are scaned, some cookies may not be removed. Try a full restart and manually launch a full virus scan. This will ensure you browser is not running (even in the background).

BTW, telling AVG not to scan for cookies is just my personal preference, as I often empty them myself anyway. This may not be the best option for you, but I thought you may want to consider it.


The weekly scan runs in the background. I just happened to go back and look at the scan results for Oct. 23rd and saw that AVG removed 3 items and had found these dozens of warnings and all were cookies related to FireFox. I'm using IE and Firefox off and on.
Does Firefox have it's own control panel > internet options > delete temp files > ?? (where is it?)

or when it says the cookies are Firefox related, are they all in my Windows XP control panel > internet options > delete > temp files and cookies?

I'm not getting warning when AVG runs, just it has marked these Firefox cookies as warnings when
I look at the results from all the previous scans. Some scans show zero and some show that AVG found and removed something and some older scans list alot of cookies under the warnings tab.

I delete temp files on my XP daily and never cookies because I have to re-enter all my passwords, etc.

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