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Need a suggestions of a good tool to delete cookies and internet history

Discussion in 'Software' started by detin, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. detin

    detin New Member

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    Hello,

    I need to take my computer to a computer repair shop for an upgrade, and I want to erase all sensitive information on it, such as cookies, internet history, some office documents, and other things. I created a few CDs with the documents that I need ( inluding my personal photos and emails ) and now I want to erase the other files without formating the drive.
    :D
     
  2. Fluid

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    You can either do them manually or use a software, if you want the software just type something like "internet cleaner" in google and there are loads out there, install, clean and then uninstall simple.... so can i see some of does pics then? :twisted: :twisted:
     
  3. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    There is an option in your browser to do this, no other software needed.
     
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  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    IE is well known *not* to wipe stuff when you ask it to. So you *need* other tools to do this.

    Harry.
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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  7. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Like pr0n. :twisted:

    Erase everything you don't want someone to see, then cipher /w the drive.
     
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  8. shambles

    shambles Guest

    As suggested above. I use ccleaner for general tidying (never had a problem with it in 18 months) and PGP to do a free-space wipe if I feel especially paranoid about what I have been up to...

    These get rid of the internet and cookies index.dat files, which must have some purpose other than just keeping tabs on you...?
     
  9. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Or, post what is wrong with your computer and we can try to help *you* repair it!
     
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  10. detin

    detin New Member

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  11. nightraven

    nightraven Guest

    Windows XP Professional and Windows Vista already have a tool to meet your needs; cipher.exe

    Delete the material you want to get rid of and then open a command line window [start >> run >> cmd]

    Now type the following:

    cipher /w:c:\

    This will write over every block of free space on your HDD [it does so three times so it can take a while].

    You'd be hard pressed to recover any information afterwards.

    More information can be found here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298009
     

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