WinPatrol 2011: Unreadable Cookies

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Gloria E
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WinPatrol 2011: Unreadable Cookies

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I understand that a Microsoft update has changed how they name cookie files. They now use random file names (unencryped text files). The owners of the cookie is no longer identified, all you see are letters & numbers.txt. :scratch:

This from Bits From Bill Pytlovany, author WinPatrol 2011. If you upgrade to 2012, this situation has been fixed. It will provide a fix and provides even better information about your cookies. :cheers:

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Re: WinPatrol 2011: Unreadable Cookies

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Windows itself (at least Windows 7) is still able to display the names of the cookies in a meaningful way:
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Gloria E wrote:I understand that a Microsoft update has changed how they name cookie files. They now use random file names (unencryped text files). The owners of the cookie is no longer identified, all you see are letters & numbers.txt. :scratch:

This from Bits From Bill Pytlovany, author WinPatrol 2011. If you upgrade to 2012, this situation has been fixed. It will provide a fix and provides even better information about your cookies. :cheers:

If this post is posted to the wrong forum, please feel free to move it to where it belongs.

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Could you give us a few examples? I've got the latest WIn updates and can read cookies OK.
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See Windows Update Changes IE Cookies Names and WinPatrol 2012 – Long Time Coming. Apparently WinPatrol displayed the actual file names of IE cookies instead of their description, and this has been fixed in the latest release. Windows itself has always displayed the description and still does.
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