Jump to content
Piriform Community Forums
latitude

CC cleans index.dat files?

Recommended Posts

Does cc cleaner actually remove files downloaded from the internet and traces of internet history?

Somebody suggested using privacy mantra to delete index.dat files for privacy, but wondered if cc did this already?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Does cc cleaner actually remove files downloaded from the internet and traces of internet history?

Somebody suggested using privacy mantra to delete index.dat files for privacy, but wondered if cc did this already?

Hi latitude,

CCleaner will mark the index.dat file for deletion at next boot.Windows will then create a new one.

CCleaner will also clean the Internet files you are talking about.

Just be sure that these are check marked in the Internet options list on the Windows tab.

Use this link to read the CCleaner Guide.Bookmark it and use it often.

http://www.ccleanerbeginnersguide.com/

Good luck,

:) davey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi latitude,

CCleaner will mark the index.dat file for deletion at next boot.Windows will then create a new one.

CCleaner will also clean the Internet files you are talking about.

Just be sure that these are check marked in the Internet options list on the Windows tab.

Use this link to read the CCleaner Guide.Bookmark it and use it often.

http://www.ccleanerbeginnersguide.com/

Good luck,

:) davey

 

Thanks Davey :rolleyes:

I see this now in the guide, but two more questions if I may:

1. I use Firefox for my browser and 2. Having to re-boot on a regular basis to rid the dat files seems to a non-IT person like me a bit involved. Does that mean I have to install the op system as well on reboot?

Thanks for advise.

Nick :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2. Having to re-boot on a regular basis to rid the dat files seems to a non-IT person like me a bit involved.
Its as simple as clicking on start then Turn Off Computer then selecting Restart

 

Does that mean I have to install the op system as well on reboot?
No.

 

It just means that a Soft reboot of the computer is necessary:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reboot_%28computer%29#Rebooting

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks Davey :rolleyes:

I see this now in the guide, but two more questions if I may:

1. I use Firefox for my browser and 2. Having to re-boot on a regular basis to rid the dat files seems to a non-IT person like me a bit involved. Does that mean I have to install the op system as well on reboot?

Thanks for advise.

Nick :(

Hi latitude,

YoKenny has provided you with the answers to your questions in the previous post.

If you turn your computer off each day that is sufficient.

Some users leave them on 24 hrs a day and 7 days a week.In that case it is advisable to do a Soft reboot once a day.

Good luck,

:) davey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×