Best Browser & index dat file cleaner?

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  1. Street Survival

    Street Survival Registered Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I need your sage advise. What in your opinion, is the best Index.data file & browser cleaner whether it be paid or free.
    I have XP Home Edition with Internet Explorer 7 and Earthlink. I am currently using CCleaner, is this sufficient with everything checked yes for a complete cleaning?

    Thank you all in advance.
     
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  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    You can't go wrong with either the Firefox (with the AdBlock Plus and NoScript add-ons) or the Opera browser.
    CCleaner is fine but if you do any registry cleaning, make sure to always back it up!
     
  3. HAN

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    CCleaner is what I use for general cleaning of the browser and more. (Note that I don't check every option.) I also have the free version of Glary Utilities (but have seldom used it.) Since these seem to do a good job, I've seen no need to pay for anything.

    BTW... It's my understanding that when CCleaner says it has deleted the index.dat file, it really means that it will do so after the next reboot (the old index.dat file is deleted and a new one is created by Windows during the overall boot process.)
     
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    HAN, you're correct. According to the CCleaner Beginner's Guide:
     
  5. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    CCleaner can be used for this purpose. You may also want to try ATF Cleaner.
    And the best cleaner is Firefox. That way your index.dat will always be empty.
    Mrk
     
  6. JRViejo

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    LOL :thumb:
     
  7. Someone

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    I think you could use Sandboxie.
     
  8. HAN

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    By it's normal mode of operation, it could clean browser sessions made after Sandboxie was installed. But not anything prior to the installation.
     
  9. majoMo

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    To clean index.dat files you can use Index.dat Suite. With it you can see the index.dat'files content and delete them securely.

    CCleaner has some annoyances to handle with index.dat files. Their performance is defective.
     
  10. Fly

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    What about Webroot's Window Washer ?

    We may not like the company, but I have an old copy of the program and it SEEMS very effective, includes overwriting of the index.dat file (is there more than one if you have only one account/login?) and 'slack space'.
     
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    Fly, you're not pissed, please? It was for a little smile.:D:D:thumb:
     
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