Erasing the History folder

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by spectr9011, Mar 13, 2004.

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  1. spectr9011

    spectr9011 Registered Member

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    HI, i have been having problems with my history items with internet explorer. there are some files that have saved themselves onto history somehow, and even when i attempt to empty my history folder, tempporary internet files including offline content.

    Is there a virus that may have done this?
    Is there any way i can remove these pages from my history?
    Is there and way i can remove the virus from my computer?

    Thank you,
    Vik
     
  2. Shunned

    Shunned Guest

    Go to> Wilders Free Tools section> download> Internet Sweeper


    You Don't have an anti-virus program??
    If not.....try AVG which is also listed in free tools......
     
  3. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

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    Hi, and welcome to Wilders! Firstly, Internet Sweeper is no longer available free as it once was - the link is dead. I believe the program was sold at one point in time. I use EasyCleaner for this but Toniarts has become a subscription download only site as well. I doubt that this is caused by a virus, but if there are some particular files that are causing you trouble, let us know. In the meantime I will move this to Privacy General where it should get the best attention.
     
  4. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

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    Detox,

    Thanks for pointing to the dead link ;) - we will take care of that one. Those (still) interested in a free copy can drop an email to support@wilders.org

    Indeed it has been sold. Nevertheless, the "old" freeware version can be obtained ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
  5. dangitall

    dangitall Registered Member

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    Two good places to look for safe freeware are Simtel and WebAttack. Either of these should be able to provide a free solution for you.
     
  6. Q Section

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    Hello spectr9011

    Please consider these donationware programs:
    SpywareBlaster, SpywareGuard, MRU-Blaster, and please see this page for information regarding Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware & HijackThis!.

    Make sure after downloading that all the programs have the latest updates then follow the instructions found on the above (last) page referenced. Some knowledgeable expert-type will help you there.

    Best wishes
     
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