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By learninmypc
Sep 19, 2012
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  1. If one don't dump their browser history & they're online 8+ hours a day surfing, how long could it take before it affects the length of ones Security scans?
    I'm not talking any specific computer, just in general.:)
     
  2. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    The browser limits the amount of data that is saved to usually 1GB at max, but a GB of tiny text files can be many tiny files which would slow down the scan in maybe, I don't know, a couple of months assuming the entire memory clump was filled with cookies.
     
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  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,410   +330

    Interesting, thank you.(y)
     
  4. Kang0808

    Kang0808 TS Rookie

    Interesting. You can setup the max capacity of data in browser. I always clean them up in a certain period.
     
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    does it? I thought chrome doesnt do that anymore. the cache is usually unlimited I think, but browsing history is limited
     
  6. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    I used the word "usually" for a reason. I wasn't gonna try to cover every browser, so I just took a peek at IE and Firefox and guessed from there.
     
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    haha just pushing your buttons! no worries
     
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I know FF cache files can get quite large. Just deleting them sometimes can take several minutes. I can't really speak for Chrome - I've tried it on several occasions and don't like it.
     
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    I like it, but I am getting fed up because they havent changed the look since version 6! and it is version 22, and 24 beta looks the same!!!
     
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,197   +420

    Do you look at the browser or the content? I personally want to see as little of the browser as possible and Chrome does a great job of that.
     
  11. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    no I love both aspects, but the idea of no design change just irks me
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 6,410   +330

    Yep, real estate is what I like.(y)
     

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