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Good Program to delete stuff on comp that I do not need
    #4400678 - 07/13/05 06:49 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Can anyone tell me a program that will delete worthless temporary files and the such from my hard drive?


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Re: Good Program to delete stuff on comp that I do not need [Re: Tangerines]
    #4402235 - 07/14/05 03:29 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

use a bootable-operating-system-on-cdr like Knoppix (knoppix.org) for secure computing sessions.

Two reasons:
1. there is zero chance of having keyloggers/rootkits/trojans collecting data from your pc (make sure you get your copy of knoppix from a trusted knoppix mirror, so it's not compromised)

2. everything runs from read-only media (cd-r) or memory (which dumps when you reboot your computer), so no tracks are left.

of course this only works if you boot knoppix from cd-r. installing and running to harddrive leaves traces.


as far as getting rid of files on a windows pc, you could use some type of "clean up" software that deletes histories, cookies, reg entries, files, etc etc.. but in truth there are two methods:

secure. format and reinstall windows

ultrasecure. wipe your drive using a freely available disk wiping program.


if it's just individual files you need to securely delete:
disable "system restore" feature of windows
use freely available wiping utility in pgp 8.1, or similar file wiping program


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Re: Good Program to delete stuff on comp that I do not need [Re: Tangerines]
    #4402294 - 07/14/05 03:50 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)



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Re: Good Program to delete stuff on comp that I do not need [Re: Vvellum]
    #4404649 - 07/14/05 06:27 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Webroot's windowwasher, very easy to use.


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