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  1. Thank you again, Dennis. I feel that I am wasting too much of your generously offered time. I agree with you that it is better to let CCleaner get rid of those cookies than to rely on Opera to do so. I believe that this is now what is happening. Yesterday, when in Opera I did: Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Storage -> "Webpages Using Persistent Storage" -> "Clear All", I was just groping. But apparently, by doing so, that appears to have "enabled" CCleaner to do its job, and my original issue that started all of this has gone away. (For refreshment, that is/was, f
  2. Thank you, Hazel and Dennis, After considerable bumbling about I think I have, (at least temporarily(?)), fixed the problem. A Google search on "pstorage" turns up a bunch of references. This one in particular: http://my.opera.com/...c.dml?id=689782, (mostly over my head), provides a lot of on-topic discussion. CCleaner is even mentioned a couple of times. Maybe you might find it interesting or even useful. Anyway, out of all this I tried the following in Opera: Tools -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Storage -> "Webpages Using Persistent Storage" -> "Clear All". T
  3. Thank you for your sleuthing and patience, Dennis. I'll try to answer your questions in the same order: My Opera is configured to "accept cookies only from the sites that I visit." My version of Opera is 12.02 My version of CCleaner is 3.22.1800 Yes, indeed there is a psindex.dat file in "C:\Documents and Settings\ <username> \Local Settings\Application Data\Opera\Opera\pstorage" And it is loaded! I am attaching it for your inspection. I see many of those persistent cookies referenced in there. (Maybe they are ALL in there -- I didn't scrub them closely.) *As an
  4. Thank you for your reply, hazelnut. I just ran CCleaner with Opera and I.E. closed, and still get that same list of cookies afterwards. Then, when I run CCleaner "analyze", it shows nothing to be cleaned. Per your direction, I highlighted each of the cookies and all of them but one showed the Opera logo. That one exception, "effectivemeasure.net", is an Adobe Flash cookie. Does this help? Thank you very much, ~~z
  5. Thank you for your reply, Dennis, I think that I may be getting in over my head here, but this is what I found: 1) There is no "C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Opera\Opera\pstorage\" 2) There is a "C:\Documents and Settings\ <username> \Local Settings\Application Data\Opera\Opera\pstorage" I am including a screenshot so that you can see the latter and its contents. As you can see, there is one subfolder (00), and 6 sub-subfolders, (0E,0F,01,1B,1C,14). Each of these contains a 1KB file with 8 zeroes; and 01 also contains a 1KB file with 0000000
  6. Thank you for your reply, hazelnut. As far as I can see, there is no logo. I am attaching a screenshot. I am running XP. A clue is starting to emerge: I have Opera running with several windows open at the time I run CCleaner. (I am not accessing new windows, they have already finished loading.) However some of those persistent cookies are consistent with some of Opera's open windows. Can/should that be? If so, then it would appear that webpages have "re-seed" cookies that run all the time. No wonder my machine is slowing down! What do you think? But, OTOH, some of those co
  7. Thank you for your reply, kroozer. I just now checked. But, there is no Flash logo, and Adobe Flash Player is already checked. There is apparently something else at play here. Any more thoughts? Thank you, ~~z
  8. I realize that on the surface, this is a dumb question -- just delete them all, and then when your websites don't work you will know that you made a mistake. My question then: Is there a practical, systematic way to determine, other than by trial-and-error, which cookies need to be retained? Thank you very much for any suggestions, ~~zapatero
  9. Immediately after running CCleaner, a check of Options => Cookies shows half a dozen cookies in the left panel, "Cookies to Delete". Have these not been removed, or have they been removed and then regenerated themselves? Can someone please explain, and can they be removed, really? Thank you very much, ~~zapatero
  10. Apologies -- I know that this question has been answered before, but I am unable to locate the post. Thank you very much for your assistance.
  11. Thank you, Andavari, Sorry for the misunderstanding. My understanding, (please correct me if I am wrong), is that both System Restore and ERUNT perform nominally the same function; however ERUNT is (supposedly, from the reviews), more comprehensive. (Again, please correct me if wrong.) Thus, I am having trouble understanding why ERUNT should not be favored. But further, from my perspective, your italics, ("when it works correctly") presents the real concern. I have just cited two cases where it didn't work correctly -- however, suppose that I had innocently presumed that it did wor
  12. Belatedly, I have a couple of thoughts and questions. (I'm the OP). Based upon all of your endorsements, links and leads, I have installed CCleaner and Erunt. First, in response to your endorsements for Erunt, I would like to note that I have just acquired first-hand experience that, as you have indicated, Windows System Restore is not reliable. Unfortunately, I did not yet have Erunt running, and out of necessity did a System Restore to correct a bad installation. It didn't. So then I did an Undo(?) of the Restore, hoping that the system would at least be returned to its former faulty
  13. Thank you ALL, you have given me lots of very welcome insights -- which I am continuing to digest. I have my Thai ISP pursuing those inaccessible websites. I will report back if there is anything of interest. Thank you again!!!
  14. Thank you for all of your replies folks! Andavari: strangely, I was able to access all four of your mirror sites, but I still cannot access the original! I did, though, find the reviews of ERUNT at those sites to be very positive and informative. There was a lot of agreement with you that Windows System Restore is not its equal. Nergal: I am not aware of any ad-blocking or site blocking software, by name; but I am running McAfee and Windows Defender. Further, I am in Thailand, that I have heard controls some explicit access, but ERUNT appears pretty clean to me. Coincidentall
  15. Thank you for your reply, Andavari. Could you please check your ERUNT link for me? I have tried it many times and only receive error messages.
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