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09-10-2001, 02:48 AM
I got this E-mail message from a friend,

Hi (old friend).

I was annoyed to read the reports on the hidden records files covering all web activity. Have you the know-how to 'surgically cleanse' the PC of this rubbish?

Regards,
Colin A

09-10-2001, 08:12 AM
Try downloading .evidence eliminator.

10-10-2001, 01:03 AM
There are three records of your browsing patterns kept on your computer; cookies, history and index.dat.
History is easiest, just set it to keep 0 days, and get into the habit of clearing it and deleting all files at the end of every session.
Cookies you should spend some time going through every week, and any you REALLY dont want on your computer, place that domain into your restricted sites, which disables that site from setting persistant cookies. ie if ad.doubleclick.net is pissing you off, add *.doubleclick.net into your restricted sites list.
index.dat isnt SO much of a worry, because it is permanently accessed by windows, you can only manually view and delete it if you load up into DOS, tough luck to those without it ;-p