fully ie8 compatible privacy cleaner/eraser sw?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by siberianwolf, Jun 12, 2009.

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  1. siberianwolf

    siberianwolf Registered Member

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    any recommendations? free or paid, but efficient.
    esp one that covers the erasing of well hidden index.dat & other .dat files.
    thanks
     
  2. n8chavez

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    Try CCleaner. It has never let me down. Plus, has the ability to allow custom erase entries with secure erasing.
     
  3. siberianwolf

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    thanks n8chavez. i like ccleaner and used to use it daily before. until i found out it causes some compatibility issues w/ another sw, a security sw which is more crucial to me. so unfortunately, that just ain't an option for me. thanks anyway.
     
  4. StevieO

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    siberianwolf

    You can exclude/include whatever Programs/files/folders/reg etc you wish in Ccleaner. Please see my screeny
     

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    If you are serious abt privacy, you should use whole disk encryption like TrueCrypt.
     
  6. caspian

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    Someone in another thread mentioned an index.dat program

    http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Products&act=DL&p=index.datqv

    I downloaded it on my fathers computer. I ran Ccleaner and sweepi. I then ran the index.dat program and the dat files still showed his surfing history. They were not cleaned. I then ran R-Wipe, and they disappeared.

    http://download.cnet.com/R-Wipe-amp-Clean/3000-2144_4-10159835.html
     
  7. siberianwolf

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    well, thanks but, it was that when i used the ccleaner, the system used to hang when i try to turn off the pc. so it's not an exclude/include problem. thanks anyway.

    @caspian.
    well, i used to use r-wipe & clean w/ ie7. didn't know twas compatible w/ ie8. if so, then i'll go for it. thank you all for your replies.
     
  8. HAN

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    I'm confused... IE8 has it's own browser cleaner built-in (Delete Browsing History.) Why won't it work? Or switch to InPrivate Browsing which doesn't record any of the browsing to start with?
     
  9. the Tester

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    Siberianwolf is evidently more concerned with clearing the index.dat files relating to IE8.

    I use IE8 on occasion. In addition to the built in cleaner I run other programs to make sure that the index.dat files get cleared.
    Revo Uninstaller and Index Dat Analyzer are freeware programs that work.
     
  10. siberianwolf

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    yes, the Tester's right.
    that's my point. thank y'all.
     
  11. n8chavez

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    Have you given to any thought to Wipe? It seems like it might work.
     
  12. Pleonasm

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    Siberianwolf, you may wish to look at R-Wipe&Clean. I use it with Internet Explorer 8 (on Windows Vista), and am pleased with its operation.
     
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    That has already been mentioned and accepted. Why is it that people do not read the threads before positing? It just makes them them look like an idiot and makes users value their opinion less.
     
  14. Pleonasm

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    N8chavez, I did in fact notice that R-Wipe&Clean had been previously mentioned in this thread. However, its compatibility with Internet Explorer 8 specifically was not confirmed, which was the intent of my message.

    (If you read the thread carefully, you’ll notice that post #6 does not explicitly state that R-Wipe&Clean was used with IE8, whereas post #12 does.)
     
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