I can't remember when, exactly, the problem began, but it has been going on now for some time. Many months at least. I was so busy over the past several months I just put up with the problem and didn't even make an effort to find out how to fix it. But things have changed, I have a lot more time now, so I want to fix this problem before it annoys me too much.
On most web sites that I visit frequently I will sign in, and check the box "remember me."
It does no good for me to do this because neither IE7 nor Firefox (which I use most always) are allowing me to remain logged in. Every time I go back to that web site I have to log in all over again.
I even have this problem with my Google tool bar. I can't even stay logged in on the tool bar. Every time I open my browser I have to log in again.
Does anyone have any suggestions why this could be happening and how I may fix it?? I sure would appreciate any and all help.
Whenever I run my antispy programs, I always check what they are targeting before I allow them to quarantine or erase anything. I know that cookies are basically harmless. But I have both of my browsers to accept cookies, and yet they won't do it. It is very frustrating and annoying.
I have it set to
Accept cookies from sites
Accept third party cookies
keep cookies until they expire
Google.com and Windows.BBS are listed among the cookies stored on my computer, but I just had to log into Windows BBS for the 4th time today, and I've logged into Google twice, and I'm tired of it, so I didn't log in at this time.
I use the Google toolbar, and it used to keep me logged in forever. Not any more.
I use Avast Home edition anti-virus
And actually I just did my monthly maintenance 2 days ago. I ran Avast in a boot-scan to make sure I got everything even before Windows loaded. Ran all of my spyware programs. And of course I use Windows firewall, and Windows defender, for whatever that is worth. But I do take care of my machine with regular back-ups and maintenance.
I have even run check disk.