Targetnet Removal Guide

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Targetnet is an old tracking cookie that was created in 2009. Old cookies are not necessarily dead these days; however, researchers who have analyzed Targetnet suspect that users no longer encounter it because the company behind it, which we suspect is some kind of advertising company that used to deliver advertising campaigns, is no longer alive judging from the fact that its official website ( is down. Of course, if you are using the same computer and the default web browser for years and have never reinstalled your Windows OS, it is very likely that you have found the same tracking cookie (Targetnet) which was dropped on your system years ago. It is not some kind of piece of software you cannot live without. It is not very likely that it will enhance your browsing experience in any way too, so we suggest that you get rid of it. You cannot keep it if you do not want it to be used to monitor your activities and gather some information about you because this is what Targetnet does. Of course, it is not very likely that it is still active these days, but it will take a few seconds to remove it from the system if you opt to do that. It will be even easier to eliminate it with the removal guide prepared by our specialists. It is completely free!

Tracking cookies are dropped on users’ computers to monitor what they do on the web and get some more information about their habits and preferences. Also, they might be used to get statistics about certain advertising campaigns. Usually, they are placed on users’ computers when they open or get redirected to websites using them. Many websites inform users about the use of cookies these days, so they know what they can expect from them, but, of course, we cannot talk on behalf of all the websites that exist on the web. Unfortunately, we cannot list websites linked to Targetnet too because, as mentioned, this tracking cookie is very old and might be already dead. Luckily, at least we are sure what its primary function was. There is no doubt that this tracking cookie was responsible for keeping some details about users. It is known that some cookies may contain personally-identifiable information, but it is usually not the case with tracking cookies which enable websites/service providers to track visitors by obtaining some non-personally identifiable details. Theoretically, tracking cookies might cause some privacy issues, but this happens in extremely rare cases. Additionally, they are not linked to malicious software. Of course, you should always clean the list of cookies on your web browser after incidentally visiting an untrustworthy website.

Users find tracking cookies dropped on their computers after visits to websites that use them to get some information about users, so we could say that they are not distributed the way ordinary programs are. The same can be said about Targetnet too. We are sure you would not find a website to download it directly from with the click on the Download button either. “How do I know whether or not Targetnet has been dropped on my PC?,” you may ask. The easiest way to do that is, without a doubt, to check all active Cookies after accessing the web browser’s main menu. In some cases, users are also informed about the presence of tracking cookies by security software they use, but since tracking cookies are usually not considered dangerous, it is very likely that not all security applications could detect them.

Please follow our manual removal guide (see below) to remove Targetnet manually from your system. It does not mean that you will not encounter any other tracking cookies in your life after its removal. If you are really concerned about them, you should visit only those websites you know can be trusted 100%. Additionally, you can set your web browser to block cookies automatically as well. Last but not least, there is probably no need to say that a reputable antimalware tool must be active on your system too.

How to remove Targetnet

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Open the Tools menu.
  3. Access Internet Options.
  4. Under the General tab, locate Browsing History.
  5. Click Delete.
  6. Mark Cookies and website data.
  7. Click Delete.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Tap Alt+T and click Options.
  3. Access the Privacy & Security menu.
  4. Scroll down until you see Cookies and Site Data.
  5. Click Clear Data.
  6. Check the box next to Cookies and Site Data.
  7. Click Clear.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Tap Alt+F.
  3. Go to the Settings menu.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Scroll down until you find Clear browsing data. Click it.
  6. Open the Advanced tab.
  7. Mark Cookies and other site data.
  8. Click Clear data.
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