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System Boost

The System Boost section consists of three main elements

  • Startup Programs - This element finds all of the programs that are set to run when you first log in to your OS. (These programs can really slow down your device). By just having the programs you need on startup, you can greatly improve your device speed; just toggle each program you don't need to off.

  • Uninstall Applications -This lists all of the programs/applications you have on the device and makes it easy for you to uninstall the ones you don’t want to keep.  This also helps in freeing up space on your device, which can also increase speed.

  • Browser Manager - This lists all of your browser History Entries and Cookies, and lets you easily delete them. Cookies can speed up your online browsing of regular websites but after a while can clog up your storage space.

Why do I need to scan cookies?

An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie or simply cookie) is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in the user's web browser while the user is browsing. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember helpful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). They can also be used to remember arbitrary pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields such as names, addresses, passwords, and credit card numbers.

Cookies are not harmful to your device, however, they can help out malicious programmes as they are only plain text files. When that happens it can change the homepage of the browser and placing a malicious cookie in the browser's cookie area. When the browser launches again it will connect to the new homepage. This is where then the cookie data is then read and the attacker can then open a port to apply some serious damage or steal data.

Again, the cookies are not dangerous but they can supply with information about a computer.