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    Default Index.dat

    Does AdAware Free Edition clean Index.dat ? Or what is another free download that clears our Index.dat ? Can someone help.

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    Default Re: Index.dat

    ccleaner deletes it but it'll come back as well

    Its not malware, its a windows file / used by IE

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    Default Re: Index.dat

    Index.dat, I think is used by IE to store info about visited internet sites, cookies, etc...
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    Default Re: Index.dat

    AFAIK, Outlook and Outlook Express also use it, probably via IE.

    Look for a utility called Index Dat Spy, or some such.

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    Default Re: Index.dat

    FAQF1's Deleting index.dat files may be of some help.

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    Default Re: Index.dat

    as Speedy said - CCleaner.

    Basicly, index.dat stores every url you've ever been to, so it gets quite large after a time.

    It never gets deleted when you clear "temprorary internet files etc - and even tho you think your temp internet files folder may be empty, it really is still there.

    Right click on the "empty" folder and select properties - how much space is used by an empty folder! LOL

    Use CC and it will clear it at reboot, and start again with a clean Index.dat

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