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Jabber Wock

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    I found this file in the folder C:\Documents and Settings\uuuuuuuu\UserData\XXXXXXXX\dmtstore[1].xml and it contains some pretty wierd stuff. It seems to be a list of suspiciuos looking keywords gleaned from visited sites except that I have never visited such sites (and there is no one else who has access to my computer). It almost seems like Microsoft or someone has installed a tracking tool of some kind that accumulates this file for forensic purposes, but the tool has a bug and captures keywords incorrectly. If so, this buggy tool could be very badly misused by uneducated prosecuters. Or is it something else? Can anyone shed some light? TIA!
  2. Thanks for the post. As for having naughty stuff, I am not so concerned with people finding naughty stuff as with bad guys /black hats finding my sensitive info in case my computer is stolen etc. I am assuming that a bad guy / black hat will have full access to deep forensics tools, as a "worst case scenario". I keep all my sensitive files in an encrypted volume but this still leaves out any files that the system maintains such as index.dat. By now I would not be surprised if there are some other places where the same data is stored since index.dat is common knowledge by now. I travel frequently so I make the assumption that it could be lost or stolen at any time.
  3. Hi, Recently I came across this article (sorry I did not create the URL so please do not beat me up about the URL): http://www.f***microsoft.com/content/ms-hidden-files.shtml The article is a bit old and some of it no longer applies, but the basic concept remains: there are truly hidden files that are deeply embedded within Windows and contain detaild history of every site you have accessed etc. Does CCleaner delete these to the extent that a "forensics" tool will not find the files ? Some of the files mentioned in the article can only be removed by rebooting in "Safe Mode" and going into a MS DOS prompt. Does CCleaner kill those files in some other way? TIA! JW
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