McAfee Virus Scanner - Cookies Detection and Deletion
Posted on 2011-09-21
We use McAfee Entriprse Virus Scanner with the Anti Spyware Module via a EPO server. We have noticed that when we run our weekly full scans of systems, a lot of cookies are detected and some are deleted.
For instance, on one system it states:
Cookies scanned: 1200
Cookies detected: 41
Cookies cleaned: 0
Cookies deleted: 41
We are trying to decide if this is a problem or not. When we get the report and forward it on to management we get the "why are all these cookies getting deleted" questions.
Cookies are part of web surfing, so they are going to show up. The question is why does McAfee flag them as a problem. I've looked at the McAfee site, but havn't been able to find anything that states what constitutes a good cookie from a bad cookie. Any insight would be appreciated. We are just trying to come up with some sort of explanation on the dangers of this.