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Old 08-23-2015, 01:03 PM   #1
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Hi guys; What other boxes should i Tick to clear History.


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Old 08-23-2015, 03:47 PM   #2
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History is just... History. Or Browsing history.

Cache and temp files are little snippets of pages and other such crap that browsers save to make it faster to return to a page once you've already visited it once.

download history is pretty self explanatory.

It depends what you want to get rid of my friend. Personally I live to get rid of everything once in a while to cut down the size of the temp folders, but if you're just trying to cover your tracks from the wife/girlfriend/parents/police/FBI/NSA, just get rid of the history and caches


[disclaimer: deleting cache not a guaranteed NSA-repellent.]
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:00 PM   #3
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History is just... History. Or Browsing history.

Cache and temp files are little snippets of pages and other such crap that browsers save to make it faster to return to a page once you've already visited it once.

download history is pretty self explanatory.

It depends what you want to get rid of my friend. Personally I live to get rid of everything once in a while to cut down the size of the temp folders, but if you're just trying to cover your tracks from the wife/girlfriend/parents/police/FBI/NSA, just get rid of the history and caches


[disclaimer: deleting cache not a guaranteed NSA-repellent.]
thanks you mean i should tick all of them
when i go to clear history there are some boxes already ticked by default,all i do is clear history,but there are some boxes unticked as you can see in the pic,
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:02 PM   #4
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Use CCleaner it does a great job http://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:32 PM   #5
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Careful with the latest version of ccleaner. It has added to it a clean old windows install. So if you're just test driving w10 do not check that box. It will delete the windows.old file and you're screwed.
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Get Privacy Eraser Free. In the settings tick the secure erase box and it'll write over everything it erases.
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:58 PM   #7
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Careful with the latest version of ccleaner. It has added to it a clean old windows install. So if you're just test driving w10 do not check that box. It will delete the windows.old file and you're screwed.
Hi seti! you're only screwed if you don't make back up images of your OS with a 3rd party imaging program!!
I made a image of W10 before rolling back to W7
I've already tried it and I can roll up to W10 and roll back to W7
PS I'm always on my stump preaching to back up your OS with a 3rd party program.
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Careful with the latest version of ccleaner. It has added to it a clean old windows install. So if you're just test driving w10 do not check that box. It will delete the windows.old file and you're screwed.
Yeah I've picked up on that, I've unchecked the box..
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I would not be using CCleaner as there are better products that do not contain reg cleaners and yes I know you can shut that off but why don't they say that at the download sites?
The Security types prefer you use TFC Cleaner which does not go near the Registry and it was designed by professional Malware Cleaners:
TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer Download - Geeks to Go Forum
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:38 PM   #10
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Hi TFC is a good program. You don't have to use the registry cleaner in CCleaner; it has never caused me any grief however. It creates a back up before deleting. Personally I think the danger and the hipe is way over blown. It is very mild. I really don't believe in registry cleaners and they do more harm than any good, but don't stop using CCleaner because it has a option to clean the registry. CCleaner has a lot of good tools that can help if you use them properly. All these kind a programs can be misused it you don't understand how your PC works!!
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