For over 2 years, I've been using AVG as my anti-virus, Firewall< "identity protection" etc software. My 2 laptops are scanned 3-4 times a week each. Until Dec 11, after a scan, there would be the occasional infection found but always between 30-100 tracking cookies. I would delete them on a regular basis -- which would often require me to re-sign in to sites like NBR that I go to because the cookie was gone. Recently I noticed that the cookies for the sites I intentionally visit no longer have a problem when I delete all the cookies. But since Dec 11 not a single cookie has been found on either laptop. No infections (which were rare anyway) and no cookies. Each computer has been scanned 4-5 times since then. Concerned that some virus was hiding the cookies form AVG, I ran SAS and MAM -- one on each computer -- and still nothing came up.n I don't sense my computers operating any faster -- if anything the laptops might be running a tad slower. BTW I use XP as an OS -- the laptops are ASUS z70va and HP Pavilion. Does anyone have any thoughts?