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Use of Ccleaner and deletion of temp int. files etc

By Darrenbilly
Feb 24, 2008
  1. I use Ccleaner, the latest version, to delete internet temp files, cookies, history, recently typed urls, last download location, recycle bin, memory dump, checkdisk file fragments and other explorer mrus. I know that using this does not permanently delete them but gets rid of the pointers towards them, correct? I have changed the setting so that it uses gutmann (35 passes) to delete them. I'm not sure if this permanently deletes them or if they can still be brought back with recovery software. Anyone know a programme or utility that will for sure get rid of the above permamnently and can not be brought back in anyway. A previous experience with a hacker has made me use Ccleaner daily, to clear all of the above. Thanks :D
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    A severe case of overkill. I think all you need do is;

    1: CCleaner
    2: regscrub
    3: defrag
     
  3. Darrenbilly

    Darrenbilly TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 161

    ?

    Why just these 3?
     
  4. drjulian

    drjulian TS Rookie Posts: 44

    delete

    I'm a nub,but i found GLARY UTILITIES (FREE) works well for me,has file shredder too. DRJ
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Darrenbilly: if you got 'hacked' before, it was due to a poor use of firewall and antivirus protection, NOT mainly because you don't keep a tidy computer.

    Those 3 steps keep it tidy.

    Better you should beef up front-line security.

    :)
     
  6. Darrenbilly

    Darrenbilly TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 161

    I know that is not why. But its the information they could have got you know. Those 3 do not get rid of internet temp files
     
  7. drjulian

    drjulian TS Rookie Posts: 44

    firewall

    Agree completely,using COMODO firewall on vista,has extremely high ratings,so far so good.DRJ
     
  8. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    'Those 3 do not get rid of internet temp files'


    Funny - my CCleaner does!
     
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