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02-01-2002, 10:31 PM
This Spider is good!!

Came across this interesting message about it:
(credit to Kento)

'I heard about this free program called Spider.

http://www.fsm.nl/ward/

I thought i'd try it out. I was amazed at what it found. It found and deleted a library full of web addresses stored in hidden index.dat files. These web addresses aren't deleted when you clear the History through Internet Options. Try it yourself and see what it finds. I bet you'll be surprised.

Download Spider v1.16 350 KB. That's the version I used. After unzipping click on Spider.exe. When the program loads click on the Start Search button (magnifying glass) and see what it finds.'

One happy customer says:

'Kento,
You came through again! I suspected the auto complete info was hidden in dat files somewhere but I could never find them.
They are not only in the common places they also are hidden in other areas. I used the Spider program and found thousands of references dating back to when I first turned this machine on. Spider cleaned house and now I don't have to deal with those auto completes.'

I'm also impressed after trying it as it got rid of quite a few 'hidden' urls that didn't get blown out with my usual DOS deltree trick. Spider should be a very useful weapon for people who can't get rid of those persistent porno homepage and autocomplete links.

03-01-2002, 09:19 AM
Thanks for that info, Susan.
Spider seems to work quite well, and saves deleting index.dat's manually. A useful tool, it is to be recommended.
Cheers

03-01-2002, 10:30 AM
Hi Susan
The spider bite sound just what I need to clean out index data. Is it alright to use on W98? I don't know much about the technical side, but all the advice from everyone here has been great, keep up the good work!:-{}

03-01-2002, 10:34 AM
Jan, Spider works great with Win98 - the best! It's WinMe and the latest versions of windows that might not be compatible. Go for it!