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Bump for later thanks OP
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Why not browse through the Tor network, then there's nothing to delete :)
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Thanks OP!smile_kiss

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I just stopped using my pc. Life is better now.q
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If I helped 46 people today, that is OK with me.

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Just wanted to chime in here OP. I don't really think I have the need for this right now but it is great info and knowledge to have so I appreciate your time in teaching us.
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No problem man.

Fuck Microsoft.
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Okay, so all seems to be well. I use Chrome for most browsing and it seems to keep track of every little backspace, etc. for cripes sake. Well, not anymore. HA! My plugins for Chrome are still there and working. IE seems to still work okay. Privacy Mantra did okay, really. That other program you recommend is not free. But I don't know what it does that Privacy Mantra does not do. Maybe it depends on which browser you are using. I don't use FF and don't even have it installed on this PC.

Thanks again for posting this thread. I always thought I cleaned up after myself pretty well until today. I just don't like anything keeping track of everything I do. When I start the computer or a browser, I want it to be like it's the first time.
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Why not browse through the Tor network, then there's nothing to delete :)
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Extremely slow.

I'm pretty sure it's still stored in your index.dat files anyway.

Not entirely sure about that.
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Okay, so all seems to be well. I use Chrome for most browsing and it seems to keep track of every little backspace, etc. for cripes sake. Well, not anymore. HA! My plugins for Chrome are still there and working. IE seems to still work okay. Privacy Mantra did okay, really. That other program you recommend is not free. But I don't know what it does that Privacy Mantra does not do. Maybe it depends on which browser you are using. I don't use FF and don't even have it installed on this PC.

Thanks again for posting this thread. I always thought I cleaned up after myself pretty well until today. I just don't like anything keeping track of everything I do. When I start the computer or a browser, I want it to be like it's the first time.
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Excellent!

You can get it as a torrent but it's pretty much like stealing it though.

I didn't want to get the thread deleted by telling people how to use torrents so you're going to have to figure that one out on your own.

It is available there though.

Mantra worked as well and an easy way to see if it actually worked is to download one of the index.dat file viewers (not a cleaner) and see if it's all cleaned up.
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Okay, so all seems to be well. I use Chrome for most browsing and it seems to keep track of every little backspace, etc. for cripes sake. Well, not anymore. HA! My plugins for Chrome are still there and working. IE seems to still work okay. Privacy Mantra did okay, really. That other program you recommend is not free. But I don't know what it does that Privacy Mantra does not do. Maybe it depends on which browser you are using. I don't use FF and don't even have it installed on this PC.

Thanks again for posting this thread. I always thought I cleaned up after myself pretty well until today. I just don't like anything keeping track of everything I do. When I start the computer or a browser, I want it to be like it's the first time.
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FF is an excellent, fast and secure (encrypted) browser.
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Okay, so all seems to be well. I use Chrome for most browsing and it seems to keep track of every little backspace, etc. for cripes sake. Well, not anymore. HA! My plugins for Chrome are still there and working. IE seems to still work okay. Privacy Mantra did okay, really. That other program you recommend is not free. But I don't know what it does that Privacy Mantra does not do. Maybe it depends on which browser you are using. I don't use FF and don't even have it installed on this PC.

Thanks again for posting this thread. I always thought I cleaned up after myself pretty well until today. I just don't like anything keeping track of everything I do. When I start the computer or a browser, I want it to be like it's the first time.
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FF is an excellent, fast and secure (encrypted) browser.
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Yeah the viewer showed no index.dat files after a reboot.

Last Edited by stinkbug on 02/07/2013 01:31 PM
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so CC doesn't clean the dat files, even though it says it does?
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Friend took his PC to Best Buy to stuff moved from crashed hard drive to new HD. 1 day of surfing the wrong places landed him 2 years in prison. He had opened them once on that day & only for a few second as evidence showed. He was still in possession tho. Now he's registered as a lifetime sex offender.
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Okay, so all seems to be well. I use Chrome for most browsing and it seems to keep track of every little backspace, etc. for cripes sake. Well, not anymore. HA! My plugins for Chrome are still there and working. IE seems to still work okay. Privacy Mantra did okay, really. That other program you recommend is not free. But I don't know what it does that Privacy Mantra does not do. Maybe it depends on which browser you are using. I don't use FF and don't even have it installed on this PC.

Thanks again for posting this thread. I always thought I cleaned up after myself pretty well until today. I just don't like anything keeping track of everything I do. When I start the computer or a browser, I want it to be like it's the first time.
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FF is an excellent, fast and secure (encrypted) browser.
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Yeah the viewer showed no index.dat files after a reboot. As for FF, I stopped using that years ago when they did some updates to it that took 2 minutes to open the damn program. That was the end for me & haven't looked back.
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Glad it worked out for you! 5a

Now you can let out that huge, glorious sigh of relief.

You're clear.

Don't forget to add it to your daily or weekly or whatever computer maintenance schedule.
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There are many free programs that will erase every single one of these index.dat files safely and securely from your PC.

My personal favorite is Tracks Eraser Pro. It's fast and easy to figure out.

I'm not sure if this is a free program or not, but the people in the know will know where to find a free version.

Torrents..cough cough.

This program not only allows you to access and delete ALL of your index.dat files, but also allows you to test it and make sure they were all deleted.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

This is a HUGE privacy violation and you should know how to properly clean your computer. Microsoft refuses to create programs that will get rid of these and locks these files on your PC so that you can't get rid of them.

Fuck that.

This is THE way to ensure your online privacy.
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Only problem is when your information is stored in a database like MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.
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so CC doesn't clean the dat files, even though it says it does?
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All I know is that I tried it and then did a view of all index.dat files on my PC and there were still some left.

If I've left some doubt in your mind, I apologize. This was just my personal experience with CC. If it fails even once, I don't trust it.

Just get a viewer and check to see if they're gone.
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Friend took his PC to Best Buy to stuff moved from crashed hard drive to new HD. 1 day of surfing the wrong places landed him 2 years in prison. He had opened them once on that day & only for a few second as evidence showed. He was still in possession tho. Now he's registered as a lifetime sex offender.
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Yikes!
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There are many free programs that will erase every single one of these index.dat files safely and securely from your PC.

My personal favorite is Tracks Eraser Pro. It's fast and easy to figure out.

I'm not sure if this is a free program or not, but the people in the know will know where to find a free version.

Torrents..cough cough.

This program not only allows you to access and delete ALL of your index.dat files, but also allows you to test it and make sure they were all deleted.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

This is a HUGE privacy violation and you should know how to properly clean your computer. Microsoft refuses to create programs that will get rid of these and locks these files on your PC so that you can't get rid of them.

Fuck that.

This is THE way to ensure your online privacy.
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Only problem is when your information is stored in a database like MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.
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Not to be offensive, only honest...

but you area FOOL if you use a cloud service.
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02/01/2013 05:21 PM
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I dunno...I ran it and the Index.dat viewer program and it only picked up my files and cookies from Internet Explorer (shit) that I use for work purposes. It picked up nothing from Firefox, where I use Ghostery and private browsing with cookies off, etc.
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Internet Explorer is the one that saves everything.

That is where all files are located.

You did it right.
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I need to correct this information.

Internet Explorer AND Windows, stores this info.

Check both areas.
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02/01/2013 05:22 PM
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My personal favorite is Tracks Eraser Pro. It's fast and easy to figure out.

I'm not sure if this is a free program or not, but the people in the know will know where to find a free version.

Torrents..cough cough.
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Do you make money on "Tracks Eraser Pro" downloads?

You sure seem to be a-pumpin' it, gnomesayin'?

drevil
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so CC doesn't clean the dat files, even though it says it does?
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All I know is that I tried it and then did a view of all index.dat files on my PC and there were still some left.

If I've left some doubt in your mind, I apologize. This was just my personal experience with CC. If it fails even once, I don't trust it.

Just get a viewer and check to see if they're gone.
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just got 3 old cookies on here, which is weird because they get cleaned regularly

2 from yahoo and one from google, all last year

wonder why all my cleaners dont scrub them?
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OK folks, this "Tracks Eraser Pro" costs $29.95.

lol
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02/01/2013 05:38 PM
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My personal favorite is Tracks Eraser Pro. It's fast and easy to figure out.

I'm not sure if this is a free program or not, but the people in the know will know where to find a free version.

Torrents..cough cough.
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Do you make money on "Tracks Eraser Pro" downloads?

You sure seem to be a-pumpin' it, gnomesayin'?

drevil
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I wouldn't even know how to do that to be honest with you. lol

Just saying that it is available as a torrent and that it is the best one that I have come across.

Would you tell people to download crap that doesn't work or hasn't been tested?

It's a reliable, tested program, that's all.
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02/01/2013 05:39 PM
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OK folks, this "Tracks Eraser Pro" costs $29.95.

lol
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Somebody didn't read the thread.

There are other free ones.

Use them if you want.
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02/01/2013 05:40 PM
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Another tested one is Mil Shield.

It is free for 30 days.
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Index.dat Analyzer V2.5 is another reliable, free one.
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My personal favorite is Tracks Eraser Pro. It's fast and easy to figure out.

I'm not sure if this is a free program or not, but the people in the know will know where to find a free version.

Torrents..cough cough.
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Do you make money on "Tracks Eraser Pro" downloads?

You sure seem to be a-pumpin' it, gnomesayin'?

drevil
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Besides, if you know how to use torrents...it IS free. =)
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What about using a VPN?
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What about using a VPN?
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Actually I'm not sure if information is saved as a .dat file if you're using that.

I would be interested in knowing for sure though if you find anything.

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