Keeping info private by cleaning up IE's mess
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    Keeping info private by cleaning up IE's mess

    I've been trying to figure out what all I need to delete on my machine in order to keep my information private. This mostly regards IE.

    For instance, after browsing the web, what all directories/files should I delete in order to keep my info private. As of now, I go and delete my hotmail and yahoo cookies from the Windows\Cookies directory. Is there anything else that I should be deleting?

    I was thinking maybe the Windows\Temporary Internet Files directory. What about the Content.IE5 sub-directory in this directory?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    -Hadoob024-

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    Hmmm, I use the Opera browser, but

    I would go into Tools and delete cookies, files, and history. I'd also download something like Proxomitron or something similar

    http://www.proxomitron.org

    It will keep referrers off your machine and manage cookies, rid you of pop up ads and a whole lot more. Still, I'd dump everything at the end of each session online. Only takes a few seconds.

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    theres another good program called cache decimator whic pretty much gets rid of all the cached files on your system
    --=::[ LeNc}{ ]::=-- stealing your time for pathetic web sites since 1998

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    Thumbs up

    Boot into DOS and delete the following files-

    C:\WINDOWS\SMARTDRV (Loads smartdrive to speed things up.)
    CD\
    DELTREE/Y TEMP (This line removes temporary files.)
    CD WINDOWS
    DELTREE/Y COOKIES (This line removes cookies.)
    DELTREE/Y TEMP (This removes temporary files.)
    DELTREE/Y HISTORY (This line removes your browsing history.)
    DELTREE/Y TEMPOR~1 (This line removes your internet cache.)



    You can find this info all over the 'net.

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    Thanks everyone. Yeah, I did find some info on this on the net, but I still wanted to get an AO point of view on it. I tried searchin on AO, but the Search just kept hanging up.
    -Hadoob024-

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    You might like to try xen

    http://www.x9000.net/

    it is freeware, and is composed of batch utilities and registry files (*.reg)
    test

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