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  1. wipefreespace wrote: Have you ever asked yourself the question why you need wiping the actual HardDisk in use? It is nonsense to do so, because you?ll never be able to completely wipe all of your user-traces out of an actual HD in use. What is OK for legal Web-Interactions. I repeat - I am talking about a HD that is integrated in a System. Think over where exactly you want to wipe it and if it is necessary - as wiping is also quite time-consuming. Just wipe any HD you want to give away - but asking for an integrated application to wipe any HD that is still in permanent and continuously use of your System is nonsense, because you won?t be able to obtain "virgin snow" - no matter what you intend to do with it. Oliver
  2. If it is important for you to delete (not wipe) the Index.dat files out of your IE-System-Environment - do the following: a. Open Notepad - Copy the follwing Data into it and save it as Purge.cmd into you Personal User Profile of C:/Documents and Settings/Your User Name/. RD deletes listing /S deletes all the sublists /Q disables the confirmation dialogue so its automated Check on Path-Adaptation of the above given Script and replace Your Username with Your Personal System Name - German System here, so pathes and names can vary... b. Search for Autostart of All Users in going to C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Start Menu/Programs/Autostart - right click on an empty space and go to > "New" - choose > "Shortcut" - click on Browse and locate PURGE.CMD into your profile to make it Root for all Users after System Start-Up. It?s still a damned reliable way to get rid of any sensitive content within those Index.dat files if you really need IEX. Oliver
  3. As far as I am informed yet CCleaner still doesn`t fully support IE7. http://forum.CCleaner.com/index.php?showtopic=7348 Is your OS and IE7 installed in the default order? %ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\ or is it %WINDIR%\IE7\ ? Maybe CCleaners ini.* files need additional adaptation. Oliver
  4. GZeus asked: Yes - not safer but more practical, concerning the cleaning of Junk-Files (whatever you define as Junk) aswell as the cleaning of Registry-Errors. CCleaner and Regseeker can complement one another quite well. Andavari wrote: Andavari is right - leave the TXT?s and LOG?s out, as long as you?re not sure what to do with them. The proposal above referred to an "agressive" cleaning, where most of the TXT?s on an average User-System can turn out being unused, unread and therefore are redundant. Oliver
  5. gitto asked: With CCleaner only Junk-Files within the Windows-Directionary are deleted. CCleaner doesn?t mess with the whole C:\ Partition. You?ll need a separate Program for an Overall-Cleaning. You can take advantage of Regseeker (Freeware - doesn?t need any installation / *.zip). http://www.hoverdesk.net/dl/en/RegSeeker.zip Once the programm is extracted - Go to > "Find in Registry" > "Search Files" (tick box on rightside). Make sure "Hidden Files" and "System Files" are marked. Copy the following extensions into the: "Search for" box. *.tmp; *.temp; *.gid; *.chk; *.~*;*.log;*.sik;*.bak;*.txt;*.db;*.old;*.pf;*mscreate.* this is an agressive cleaning of unused files. Anyway beware of some *.txt and *.log files before deleting. Log?s are sometimes used by Firewalls and Txt?s can contain Filter-Definitions for Local Proxies. Watch for the Prompt-Out before Final Deletion. Oliver
  6. Ed Y asked: Concerning my knowledge, the cache (of any Browser) is specific to each User. a. Are you logged in as Administrator? b. Is your PC configured as a Multiuser-Plattform? (Multi-User OS?) c. Can it be that Firefox was installed in a different location? (several profiles?) maybe you have to adapt CCleaners Settings, concerning its exact cleaning locations... Oliver
  7. wikitech wrote: Depends on the fact in how far you can really trust the integrated IE7 cleaning option. If you do take advantage of a separate Hex-Editor and try to really look deep into the remaining informations that are still provided by the deleted index.dat-files (deleted by the IE7-Option as you have said), you might still obtain usefull data, because as far as I know, IE7 doesn?t clean those files - it just deletes some informations out of them. (what you call "Real-Time-Deletion"). Concerning my experience, the only way to not obtain any sensitive data out of the index.dat files, is just to completely delete or even better, to wipe them. I changed the Script within the posts above because I made a mistake... Merry X-Mas, Oliver
  8. This will probably not answer your question according CCleaner-Procedures - but try to: a. Go into Tools-Options in Word (X) and turn off the option to display the List - hitting OK. b. Select the check box and specify the exact number of files you want displayed in the Entries box. Setting the number to 0 will remove the list entirely and won?t log any list. (Preferred). Reference of MRU-Entries in MS-Office: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/RegistryMRU.htm Responsible Reg-Key is: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\XXX\Word\Data\Settings This one stores binary data of the MRU. This binary has to be deleted or edited. Manual Deletion of all MRU-Entries from the Registry: Programms like Regseeker or MRU-Blaster. Oliver
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    reddswiss asked: and JDPower answered: That is not particulary true. The Windows-Add/Remove Programs are indeed listed there, but the Information provided is not always displaying the current and correct load of Programs that are actually installed on your Windows-System - more on the contrary - the Information provided by the Windows-System (that also CCleaner-Tools is depending on) can be sometimes defective as it belongs to the Install-Section of the Windows-MSI-Installer. That one might also defectively announce previous Versions of Programms that actually don?t exist anymore, especially if you have installed a newer Version of a Program over an existing older one without completely uninstalling the older one beforehand. The MSI-Installer then displays the old and the new Version. Same happens if a Program hasn?t been properly uninstalled. The correct path for deletion in the Registry would therefore be: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Installer/Products/{Number-ValueXXX}/ProductName or PackageName [Date] so it is actually true to say, old Versions of Programs or old Programs might be displayed within the Tools-Section of CCleaner - just try to be careful with the Program (or Version) you want to delete - there I agree with JDPower. Oliver
  10. [user Assist History] LangSecRef=3004 LangRef=3128 WarningRef=3206 RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist RegKey2=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist works much more efficent as the UserAssist option with specified number-brackets {Numbervalue}. Oliver
  11. dds asked: yes it is... Kernel-Execution Implementation 64 to 32 bit internally on the OS side and full 64-bit OS support from the Programs side. The "Issues Scan & Fix" feature should be safe aswell. Anyway backup or better image your data before first-time usage... Oliver
  12. Green Eyes wrote: That is unfortunately true - and there are two general things to take care of concerning secure cleaning and saver surfing as far as I know. a. There are much cooler tools around for the secure cleaning of designated files / partitions / or even entire disks - for instance the free tool Eraser. b. Assuming you do care a lot for your own personal surfing privacy (at Home or Company) and your Harddisk is not small, you probably do yourself a big favour not to take any advantage of the Internet Explorer unless you really need it for certain reasons. Opera and Firefox provide a much better and safer surfing comfort without the use of any Index.dat files - since there is actually no real informatic reason for those files to exist. Deleting the Index.dat files with the above given Autostart-Scripts and taking advantage of Alternative Browsers aswell as keeping your HD constantly defragmented with a free tool like Power Defragmenter might result in an impossibility to restore any available personal logged content from your Index.dat files later on by i.e. authorities... Oliver
  13. Assuming you are using Windows XP, replace "Administrator" with your own personal User-Name and copy the following Script into Notepad. Save the resulting file as IndexDat.cmd (no "txt"-Extension). 1. Subsequently copy the new IndexDat.cmd file into your profile (move the new IndexDat.CMD to C:/Documents and Settings/your user name/). 2. Go to C:/Documents and Settings/All Users/Start Menu/ right click on empty space and go to new and choose "Shortcut". click on browse and locate IndexDat.CMD in your profile to have the Script executed at every System-Startup. 3. Finally there is still an alternative to combine this Script togeteher with the Freeware-Program Eraser at System-Startup. With CCleaner - No. If you wish to have the Index.dat-Files permanently unreadable, you?d better switch to an alternative Browser (Firefox / Opera) and keep your system constantly defraged. P.S. With a Knoppix-CD as a separate Boot-System, you might be able to delete files under XP as long as the mounted Host-Drive / Partition is not formatted as NTFS. For that you?ll need a Captive NTFS-Driver wich is not uncomplicated... Oliver
  14. scbeekeeper wrote: a. in a literal sense the sectors are not really "cleaned" - they are just overwritten multiple times. The term "cleaning" is misleading since it is not actually possible to "clean" or "eleminate" old data from a harddisk in order to relegate it back into a condition like pure snow. b. if such a "cleaning" (wiping) is of such a strong importance to you, I fear CCleaner wouldn?t be the right tool for you to do the job. You?d better refer to a separate program like Eraser. Concerning your last question: http://software-today.com/content/view/35/56/ Oliver
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    javascript issues

    Cleaning the (IE6) Browsers-Cache by CCleaner hasn?t got anything to do with the functionality of Java-Scripts (Pop-Ups) in general and it definately hasn?t got anything to do, in how far the Layout of your Website is displayed within any Browser. IE6 provides over 79!!! different Java-Script configurations within its own IE6-Settings - and actually there are multiple free Progs.available that actually can "configure" those JS-Settings with just a single mouse-klick. Concerning Pop-Ups on your Web-Site, maybe your friend has taken advantage of a separate Pop-Up-Blocker or a separate Optmizing-Programm that "works" in the background. Just guessing... Concerning your post, CCleaner here is not to blame... Oliver
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