Tacoda cookie in Firefox

  Seadog 21:28 12 Apr 09

I updated Firefox acouple of weeks ago and since then when I open it up I get a warning from AVG that a tracking cookie - Tacoda - has been found in Firefox.exe
Can I get rid of this somehow, is it important or dangerous? Is it part of Firefox? If so, can I permanently tell AVG to ignore it?
I have deleted the file but on restarting the computer or Firefox it returns.
The file is located in c:\documents and settings\user\application data\mozilla\firefox\profiles 068yb7cr.default\cookies.sqlite

Any advice people?

  lotvic 22:12 12 Apr 09

Try deleting all the cookies, the Tacoda cookie 'piggybacks' on other cookies which recreate it - that's why it comes back.

Run a spyware scan etc as well.

  Seadog 22:21 12 Apr 09

Hi lotvic, I've done all that and it still returns, I gather that this is an 'undesirable' cookie then?

  lotvic 01:22 13 Apr 09

It's a (stubborn) tracking cookie that targets you for adverts based on history of your surfing habits
McAfee SiteAdvisor click here

Try an online scan at CA (eTrust) click here
Scroll down to Tools, (just below the list of DAT release Version)

also found click here forum where someone had found a way of blocking it from reinstalling in firefox

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