MRU Blaster released

Discussion in 'MRU Blaster Forum' started by Paul Wilders, Oct 8, 2002.

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  1. Ninth

    Ninth Guest

    The IE plugin doesn't clean/purge the Temporary Internet files though it shows activity - hard disk noise for disk read/write :mad:
    After the so called "secure deletion" - the files are still there and I have to clean them
    with Spybot /the simple file delete in Explorer _is fake_ the deleted files disapear but remain hidden - here is where comes in Spybot/

    Any comments?



    PS Please note that I've verified the directory the plugin claims to clean
    Another thing - Initially the prog. reduced index.dat to 16Kb now it keeps it on 32Kb so I doubt this feature is working properly
  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

    That's a very strange problem, Ninth.

    Would you mind checking what the "Detected Path" says on the IE Temporary Internet Files Cleaner setup page and posting it there? Is it the correct path to your Temporary Internet Files, or is it the general Temporary Internet Files folder?

    Could you also please post more information about your computer - your version of Windows, etc. Thanks!

    Best regards,

  3. Ninth

    Ninth Guest

    MRU-blaster/ IE plugin path: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

    After executing the prog. it deleted the files in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files \ContentIE5 (don't know why IE5 since IE6 SP1 installed and present - Re: Help/About internet explorer) and left a index.dat of 768 Kb in this directory, also cleaned the 4 sub-folders.
    The files in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files remained

    I ran Spybot - it cleaned the files in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

    Now I'll restart the PC to see what happens with the index.dat file since MRU-blaster is set to run at system startup:
    HK_LM:RunOnce MRUBlaster   C:\MRU-Blaster\indexcleaner.exe -CC

    The file size was reduced to 32Kb

    If that's how MRU-blaster is supposed to work than everything is Okey ?

    Here naturaly arise 2 Q.

    1) As mentioned in my 1st posting: Initially the prog reuced index.dat to 16Kb, now it resizes it to 32Kb ?!?

    2) If no prog. is installed the system reduces the dat.file to 64Kb (from previous observations) What actualy happens here is not clear for me,
    - could u please explain what purpose index.dat serves and why it should be cleaned at sys. startup (e.g. is data from it saved in another file on the PC, sent out, or just refreshed...)



    PS The OS is W2K
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  5. bern

    bern Guest

    i installed and ran mru for the fist time and found 585 items . i use adware and spybot before i ran mru .
  6. greenze

    greenze Registered Member

  7. Stuart B

    Stuart B Guest

    When will there be a new update for MRU Blaster?
  8. Registered Member

    For the binary ?
    When there will be a new technology for storing MRUs in the system.

    For the database ?
    When there will be new MRUs identified in old programs or when there will be new programs on the market. Last update is 17 days ago. Too long for you ? :D
  9. oonocando

    oonocando Registered Member

    I installed the MRU Blaster on my computer and it has performed as promised.I am the administrator of my computer with three other user accounts. Do i need to download the MRU Blaster onto each user account to be able to set up the MRU Blaster Schedular to load at startup on the three user accounts.
    I have two other programes fromjavacoolsoftware on my computer and i couldnt be happier. So any thoughts about how i can get optimal performance fromthe MRU Blaster would be greatly appreciated. THANKS
  10. boyd

    boyd Registered Member

    MRU Blaster has absolutely no effect on MRUs created by my image viewer, JPEGGER. IMO this is the FIRST place the program should go to obliterate MRUs.

    An image viewer itself, it would be nice, should have this feature.
  11. AJohn

    AJohn Registered Member

    Nice app :D
    Also nice that its freeware :D
  12. Uffbros

    Uffbros Registered Member

    Why 7 months since last releaseo_Oo_O
  13. holly777

    holly777 Guest

    Time for an update I think!
  14. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

  15. megaman

    megaman Guest

    hey guys this is a great program cept for one problem, when i download it, it does no have an icon its just a blank white box, is this just my pc or does the program not have an icon. It works when i open it, but does not have an icon it would be great if i got a repsonse for this thanks
  16. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

    It utilizes a Microsoft icon located inside the shell32.dll file....and should look like the below icon ?

    Attached Files:

  17. The Shadow

    The Shadow Guest

    Trying this again, after having done so, years ago.

    It has improved, although it still misses a few files, such as VOB/IFO/MP4,
    which shows that it can use an update to allow custom file extension
    inclusions, along with a custom file deletion selection plugin, perhaps.

    Sadly, as far as I can tell, the project appears to be somewhat moribund.

    I guess nobody needs very much security, anymore. ;-)
  18. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

  19. mlurp

    mlurp Registered Member

    I have been using it daily for years. I would think it would need an update. But hey it's free and gets a lot of the MRU files. Daily anywhere from 30 to 115. I use it first then Window Washer and twice a week Dust Buster XP.

    Then the Ad-Aware Plus and either A-Square Free or SUPER Anti Spyware.
    And runnin gin th eback ground Spyware Blaster paid for auto updates and Spyware Guard. That is a daily process. Then weekly Defrag. and XP error checker. Plus I use the paid AVG Internet Suite for antivirus/firewall. Hope I got it covered. lol
  20. mlurp

    mlurp Registered Member

    Question, I just got Vista Home and am not sure if MRU Blaster is going to work on Vista. Anyone please give me more info, thanks...

    I D/L it but will wait for for info B-4 installing it.
  21. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator


    The current version of MRU-Blaster should work on Vista, but you may need to run it with admin privileges. Instructions follow:

    1.) If you are running on an Administrator account in Vista, you can just right-click on the MRU-Blaster icon and select "Run as Administrator". This will clean your user-specific entries and the system-wide entries.

    2.) If you are running on a "Standard" account in Vista, just double-click on the MRU-Blaster icon. This should be able to clear your user-specific entries, but will not be able to properly clear the system-wide entries (since the account lacks admin privileges). You will need to run MRU-Blaster elevated from an administrator account to clear the system-wide MRUs.

    Also, the extra tools/plug-ins (IE Temporary Internet Files and Cookie cleaners) are not built for the changes in Vista, and so should be left disabled (the default).

    Best regards,

  22. mlurp

    mlurp Registered Member

    Thanks for the info.. have a good one.
  23. murray654

    murray654 Registered Member

    Thanks, I needed a tool like this.
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