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#1 TheSentinel

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 08:55 PM

Heya
I've found a nice little tool which removes entries of the IE and lot of other programs which collects data.
ClearProg - free Surfspuren annihilator- free Surf-tracking annihilator :)
Program feature:
The program deletes the Surfspuren of the InterNet Explorers starting from version 5.0, the Netscape/Mozilla and the Opera:
- Cookies (with exclusion possibility with the IE)
- process
- temporary InterNet files (Cache)
- the registered URLs
- autocompleting entries in forms for Web of the IE (so far only Win9x/ME)
- Download lists of the Netscape/Opera

Further the among other things following things can be deleted:
- waste-paper basket
- document files in the starting menu
- Windows temp files
- implementing entries in the starting menu
- file lists of ms Office programs
- file lists of the Windows Media Player and the RealPlayer
- own files with filter (can be selected)
- PlugIn function for independent inserting of erasing processes


Download here:
http://www.clearprog.de (and then click at the Englisch flag....)

English Forum: http://www.clearprog...rum.php?lang=en
Greetz
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Edited by Chachazz, 25 February 2007 - 12:40 AM.


#2 Hunter

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Posted 11 January 2004 - 09:29 PM

FAQ's for ClearProg


1. Can one delete the autocompleting entries of the IE under NT/W2k/XP?
Yes, starting from version 1.4.0 these entries can be deleted also under NT/W2k/XP. However one needs to have Admin rights. If the appropriate rights should not be present, then this option is deactivated in ClearProg.

2. I cannot indicate parameters in the characteristics of the linkage in the field a goal. The message always comes: The indicated name is invalid. What can be wrong?
Here it is to be noted that between the file name of the ClearProgs and the first diagonal stroke for the parameters a blank must stand:
Correctly:
C:\Programme\ClearProg\ClearProg.exe /all
Wrongly:
C:\Programme\ClearProg\ClearProg.exe/all

3.With the deletion of the process of the Internet Explorer, I receive an error 430 (class does not support automation or interface)

That can be because of the fact that certain DLL's of the IE was overwritten by other program installations.

Often here the repair function of the Internet Explorer helps. In addition over system control - > software the Internet Explorer select and on adding/removing click. Then a menu window, in which one can start the repair function.

4. Why are the implementing entries in the starting menu after deletion still present?
These entries are only removed after a Windows Neustart/Benutzerwechsel from this list.

5. If I delete the typed URLs of the address line of the Internet Explorer, these are nevertheless still present after the deletion. What can be wrong?
With Windows XP these entries are stored probably additionally in index.dat for the process.
This file one knows by option (menu - > extras - > Internet Explorer - > index.dat empty) with the Windows start empties to leave. However this function is only to Usern with Admin rights at the disposal.
Thus activate this option and the process delete. Then these entries should be gone with the next Windows start .

6. Why isn't the URLs of the t-on-line-Browsers 5,0 deleted in use of ClearProg?
T-Online changed the memory procedure of these URLs in relation to the Browser version 4,5.
These data are stored now coded in a file, so that a deletion of these entries is no longer possible.
The deletion of the entire file is also no solution, since in this also the attitudes of the t-on-line-Browsers as well as the favorites are stored.
Since T-Online understandably abandons no further information for the solution of my problem, we will probably have to live thereby.

Manually one can remove this URLs however over the menu of the t-on-line-Browser "options" - > "process" - > for "deletion".

7. Can one also delete the index.dat files of Internet Explorer?
To directly delete one does not know these files.
However ClearProg offers an option, these files with the Windowsstart "empties".
Over menu "extras" - > "empty InterNet Explorer" the option "index.dat with the Windowsstart" activate and afterwards the Cookies, the Cache and the process of the IE delete (the option can over "file" - > "attitudes store" to be also durably stored).
Now these index.dat files are deleted with the next start by Windows, in addition, produced directly again.
Naturally also contents of the files are then deleted, whereby the file size then also again amounts to 16 and/or 32 KB.

9. Which reset method uses ClearProg for the deletion of the files?
ClearProg offers methods for the deletion of the files freely.
1. normally - the files are simply deleted
2. waste-paper basket - the files are deleted into the waste-paper basket
3. surely - the files are overwritten several times with the deletion

#3 Chachazz

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Posted 18 June 2005 - 12:48 AM

CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization tool. That removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it's fast! (normally taking less that a second to run) and Free.
Cleans the following:
  • Internet Explorer
    Temporary files, URL history, cookies, index.dat.
  • Firefox
    Temporary files, URL history, cookies, download history.
    Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
  • Third-party application temp files and recent file lists (MRUs).
    Including: Opera, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, MS Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and more...
  • Advanced Registry scanner to remove unused and old entries (includes backup).
    Including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more...
  • This software does NOT contain any Spyware, Adware or Viruses.
Standard/Lite/Portable Editions: CCleaner?

Beginner?s Guide to CCleaner
Contents:
  • I. Getting Started
  • II. Cleaner
  • III. Issues
  • IV. Tools
  • V. Options
  • VI. Advanced
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CCleaner Standard Edition is bundled with the Yahoo Toolbar - be sure to uncheck options you do not want!

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#4 Terryala

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 08:52 PM

CleanUp!
Free disk space, make your computer run better/faster and protect your privacy - all in one easy solution. All for free!
Introducing Windows CleanUp!, the quickest and easiest way to delete temporary files from your system.

CleanUp! is a powerful and easy-to-use application that removes temporary files created while surfing the web, empties the Recycle Bin, deletes files from your temporary folders and more.

CleanUp! frees disk space and reduces the "clutter" on your computer helping it to run more efficiently. It also can be used as a way to protect your privacy on the Internet. You can even instruct CleanUp! to securely delete files making it impossible to retrieve their contents using lower-level disk tools - just another way of protecting your privacy.

No gimmicks here, CleanUp! is so easy to set up and use that you'll have a lean, clean, mean machine in minutes
http://www.stevengou...anup/index.html

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#5 Chachazz

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 03:54 PM

Index.dat Suite is a rather unique program that allows you not only to delete the index.dat files, temporary internet files, temp files, cookies and history, but it also allows you to view the index.dat files on your system.

Index.dat Suite's current features include:
1. View and delete index.dat files
2. View and delete Temporary Internet Files (TIF)
3. View and delete Cookies
4. View and delete History
5. View and delete Temp files
6. View and delete Recent Documents
7. Delete Typed URL's
8. Delete Prefetch folder contents
9. Auto-generation of batch file to assist in deleting the index.dat files in DOS.
10. Optional add to RunOnce registry key
11. Optional deletion of swap file (9x users only)
12. Optional defrag after file deletion
13. Full application logging
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#6 Chachazz

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 07:56 PM

Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Works with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Windows 2003 Server and DOS.

Eraser is Free software and its source code is released under GNU General Public License.

The patterns used for overwriting are based on Peter Gutmann's paper "Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and Solid-State Memory" and they are selected to effectively remove magnetic remnants from the hard drive.

Other methods include the one defined in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual of the US Department of Defence and overwriting with pseudorandom data. You can also define your own overwriting methods.

Operating System
: 32-bit MS Windows (95/98), 32-bit MS Windows (NT/2000/XP), All 32-bit MS Windows (95/98/NT/2000/XP), Win2K, WinXP

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#7 Terryala

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 06:21 PM

Wise Disk Cleaner

Wise Disk Cleaner is a user friendly, fast and easy to use application developed to free up disk space by deleting junk files that are no longer used by any software on your system. Even the least experienced user can easily remove junk files with this tool.

Wise Disk Cleaner scans junk files and delete these junk files in windows system, your system will can work better and more quickly.

Wise Disk Cleaner can scan more than 50 types of junk files, and you can freely add the type of junk file which you consider.

After Wise Disk Cleaner analyzes your system for find junk files, you can individually view each of the junk file found and call up a detailed description. If you wish, you can also clean up all junk files automatically.

Operating System: Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/XP-X64/2003/Vista/Vista-x64

http://www.wisecleaner.com/

#8 Chachazz

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 05:18 PM

iSysCleaner is a freeware system optimization tool. It removes all unused files from your system with few clicks and faster - freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet History and Cookies. But the best part is that you can define your own search script (SDK will be available asap).

Cleans:
  • Tracking Cookies
  • Internet Explorer Cache, Hisotry, Address Bar History and 'index.dat' files
  • Outlook Express
  • Windows and Office recent files
  • User junk files
  • Office Outlook Junk e-mail and Deleted Items
  • Windows Updates uninstallation files
  • Windows Updates orphan uninstallation files
  • Windows temp files
  • Internet Explorer 7 Updates uninstallation files
  • Prefetch files
  • Global system junk files
  • Mozilla Firefox cache and cookies (multi-profiles)
  • Flock Browser cache and cookies (multi-profiles)
  • Third party applications junk files
    (Acrobat Reader, AVG Anti-virus, Directory Opus, Microsoft Terminal Server Client, Opera, ...)
  • More other features will be available soon.
iSysCleaner Pro needs the MS XML v4.0 Runtime library. Download it directly from the download page or from the Microsoft Website

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#9 Chachazz

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 06:01 PM

CCleaner

All Builds - Download here:
Standard (w/toolbar) - Slim (no toolbar) - Portable (non-install executable)
http://www.ccleaner....download/builds

#10 Terryala

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 03:32 AM

Free Internet Window Washer


Free Internet Window Washer is a free internet tracks eraser and privacy cleaner software. As you work on your computer and browse the Internet, you leave behind traces of your activity. The Windows built-in functions will not protect you, most of the tracks can not be erased with them. Therefore, anyone else can see what you have been doing on your computer. Furthermore, much of your activity information takes up valuable disk space, and recovering this space can be very beneficial.

With a simple click Free Internet Window Washer securely erase your internet tracks, computer activities and programs history information stored in many hidden files on your computer. It also provides you option to clean the data from your PC more securely so that they could not be recovered.

Free Internet Window Washer allows you to erase Window's temp folders, run history, search history, open/save history, recent documents, your browser's cache, cookies, history, visited URLs, typed URLs, auto complete memory, index.dat files, and much more. You can also easily erase the tracks of up to 100 popular applications.

Platform: Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista

Key Features

Erase Internet Explorer Cache Files
Erase Internet Explorer Browser History
Erase Internet Explorer Cookies
Erase Internet Explorer Typed URLs History
Erase Internet Explorer Index.dat Files
Erase Internet Explorer AutoComplete Memory
Erase Windows Recent Documents History
Erase Windows Start Menu Run/Find History
Erase Windows Recycle Bin
Erase Windows Temporary Files Directory
Erase Windows open/save history
Erase Windows MediaPlayer / RealOne Player history
Erase Microsoft Office history
Clear Google search history, Google toolbar history
Clear Yahoo search history, Yahoo toolbar history
Clear MSN search and toolbar history
Cookies manager to select which cookies to keep
Test mode before washing supports
Support Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Opera
Support up to 100 popular applications
Customize what files and registry entries you want to erase
Schedule erasing to wash your system at any time
Boss key to hide all browser windows in one quick keystroke
Free space on your Hard Drive
Speed up your computer

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#11 Terryala

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 05:25 PM

EraseTemp

EraseTemp is a utility that automatically deletes old temporary files from your computer. Unlike most other tools that by default delete all the temp files, this one only deletes the ones that are at least a day old (avoiding problems with files that may be needed). If you just run the application it deletes everything older than one day in the Temp folder(s). It looks in you personal Temp folder in Documents and Settings, the Temp folder in the Windows folder and, if present, C: emp. You can also use EraseTemp to delete old files, any number of days old, in any folder. The program also accepts command line parameters and can remove empty subdirectories. EraseTemp deletes files immediately after it is started, recommended for advanced users that want to take advantage of the commandline options.

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#12 Terryala

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Posted 26 January 2009 - 05:34 PM

Disk Cleaner

Disk Cleaner allows you to easily clean up disk space that is used by temporary files like those in the system temporary folder, the Internet Explorer Cache and Cookies folder, Recycle Bin and various other areas of your system. In addition, you can erase personal tracks like recently used documents, typed URLs and more. The program comes with an attractive, user friendly interface. Disk Cleaner allows you to create cleaning profiles, and can automatically run at system start without user intervention. It supports Internet Explorer, Firefox and Opera as well as various 3rd party applications.

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#13 Chachazz

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 01:57 AM

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and easily guards your privacy. Erase cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, remove unused localizations, shred logs, and delete temporary files. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean over 50 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT, and more.

Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster.

Stay tuned: exciting new features are coming!

Free & Open Source: BleachBit

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:02 AM

Speed up Firefox: Vacuum your Firefox databases for better performance
BleachBit does VACUUM for Firefox profiles, too.
Select Firefox ? Vacuum and click Delete button (don?t worry, VACUUM does not delete any data)
..thanks to post @ MozillaLinks