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Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by chestercheeto48, May 11, 2005.

  1. chestercheeto48

    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    I am wondering what the best way is to delete old internet files, cookies, and histories. I know that when you just do the basic "delete cookies" and "erase history" that anyone can get it back. I have a buddy who is giving away his computer and wants to make sure he can keep that stuff gone for good.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    control panel / internet options/ general
    after you clear what you can from that tab got to the program tab and hit "reset web settings"

    thats what i do
     
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    does he just use IE or does he use firefox as well?
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    If he is getting rid of it, the best thing to do would be to use something like DiskScrubber, and completely delete everything, then reinstall Windows for the next person.
     
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    Can't do that it is an office/personal computer and he does not have the disk to reinstall.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    if he uses netscape, there is a profile folder that is kept.

    C:\Documents and Settings\LOGON_NAME_HERE\Application Data\Mozilla

    blow that out
     
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    I wrote a VB prog that generated a batch file and a registry file, and erased almost everything as far as Internet traces from IE.
    But he needs to boot into DOS and delete the .DAT file inside the temp folder, that holds a list of 'every' url he has ever been to :blink:
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Yea, unless you really know what you're doing, most everything can be recovered form one of the many places info is stored, if only pieces, but still. Hence why scrubbing the drive is the best idea.

    There's also registry mods you can make, where Windows will do it all for you, but you REALLY need to know what your doing when modifing the registry, especially if you want a working copy of Windows left on it.
     
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    VTECin5th Administrator

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    yea, everything he said is true, there is alot of things that could go wrong if he doesnt know what he is doing, but there is always
    google for that :lol:
     
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    WindowsWasher (webroot.com) is the best tool to do what you are asking. But it does cost 30 bucks if you want to use it after the first 30 days.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Haha, you said "it cost" haha


    :ph34r:
     
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    WindowsWasher sucks. Paying for utility software sucks even more.
     
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    lol, well people still pay for Norton when they can get AVG for free...People still pay for Firewalls when they can get Windows Firewall which is just as effective at preventing trojans and remote access as blackice (if you keep it updated).
     
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