Looking for a cache cleaner

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by hops, Jun 8, 2004.

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  1. hops

    hops Registered Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    I'm fairly new to this computing stuff and am told that in addition to the security programs I have I should have an automatic cache cleaner. Any suggestions?
  2. Primrose

    Primrose Registered Member

    Sep 21, 2002
  3. g*t

    g*t Registered Member

    Jun 12, 2004
    I have just installed and am running cleancache on an XP system. It is a very effective and efficient program which does lots of useful things, including getting rid of cache information held in index.dat files in Temporary Internet and cookie Folders. And it has auto settings. Caution: If you set it to clean on next startup, you might think your computer has hung during the log-in stage of bootup. It hasn't. It just takes a little time. Maybe better to set it to clean on windows shutdown.
    PS I am not related to the program writer... :)
  4. WYBaugh

    WYBaugh Registered Member

    Jan 23, 2003
  5. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

    May 8, 2002
    State Queensland, Australia
    Hi hops.... It's a very good program but the thing is, you DO have to have .NET Framework 1.1 installed on your system for it to run, and that's a pretty big file, around 23Mb from Microsoft. :eek:

    Info here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/technologyinfo/howtoget/default.aspx#section3

    Just a heads up first, especially if you are on dial-up.

    Apart from that I can certainly vouch for 'Primrose' and 'WY-Baugh' from GSF. :D and the link Primrose gave here does tells you in more detail about needing .NET Framework.

    Cheers, TAS
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2004
  6. slyfox

    slyfox Guest

    I also like and use System Security Suite. It will erase your IE cookies, history, and cache, among other things. Plus the index.dat files associated with them. And is so easy to use. Just check off what you want to delete and click clear selected items. Best of all it's totally free!
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