erasing history

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by YODA, Aug 3, 2002.

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  1. YODA

    YODA Registered Member

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    hey,

    Does ne one know how to delete history stored by programs like picture editors, winzip, text editors, where it stores the last file that was access? I know evidence elimintor has this ability, but its not free; also heard some bad stuff about their company. Just wondering does ne one know ne free programs that can erase it or does ne one know how to do it manuelly?

    btw i'm not talking about broswer history, cookies or cache

    YODA
     
  2. controler

    controler Guest

    Hey Yod@

    I am trying out a program called CyberScrub and it look promising.
    Even though it checks the usual history, cash ect, it also has the option to add your files and or folders and do a search for JPG,GIG ect.
    It has the ability to delete files with how ever many passes you chose, including the Gutmann process. Here is the link.

    http://www.cyberscrub.com
     
  3. Jucabala

    Jucabala Guest

    the majority of the programs keep this info in the registry.
    If you want to erase you have to open regedit and find the keys. The keys are stored under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\(software name) or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\(software name).

    hope you understand...
    my english is not so good...
    :^)
     
  4. snowy

    snowy Guest

    Jucabala

    your english is better than mine....an I've been speaking it all my life....you did a great job.


    snowman
     
  5. YODA

    YODA Registered Member

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    hey jucabala and snowman,

    Ur english is good.... ummm hmmm i don't know much about playing around with the registry, first of all i don't really like messing with.... heh :D i just keep it alone and let i be. But, if u know how to exactly do this, could u give me some directions on a "how to", basically on wut do with certain registry keys and which ones to edit... :p i just don't wana mess up my registry

    YODA
     
  6. controler

    controler Guest

    Um yea the new programs DO check the registry entries
    Especialy SpyBot S&D

    Guess you didn't check out the link I furnished. One more thing I like about CyberScrub is the Right Click shell interface to delete the files.
    Anyway to each their own, right? :eek:
     
  7. Jucabala

    Jucabala Guest

    YODA

    under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\(software name) or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\(software name)
    there may be subkeys like "Recent, History" or something like that. When you go to this key, should appear values like "C:\somedir\somefile.ext" and then you delete it.

    I think that is all i can help.
     
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