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Windows 7: deleting temp's

31 Aug 2010   #11
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Hey Maxxwire, out of topic here but you got some nice PC. 8GB of RAM + Intel Core i7.... that's awesome.


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31 Aug 2010   #12
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Hello,

I guess CCleaner is also good CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

- Captain
Yes but, like any tool, has been known to cause problems.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Won't disk cleanup do the same thing when Temp files is checked? Fabe
Yes, for Temp files, downloaded programs, etc., depending on what is checked. Disk Cleanup is particularly useful after malware cleanup to remove the old System Restore points.

Take another look at what TFC clears for all users without the need to check boxes:

TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder. It also cleans out the %systemroot%\temp folder and checks for .tmp files in the %systemdrive% root folder, %systemroot%, and the system32 folder (both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit OSs).
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31 Aug 2010   #13
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

I tested TFC.exe today it's a good Program i like the way it works it don't know if it was me or Program after running the Program it stuck at the log on screen and the Windows resolution changed after rebooting it was good. I though it will prompt to reboot or will give a message once it's done. So not quiet sure if it's a known behavior.

- Captain
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01 Sep 2010   #14
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder.
Is TFC capable of doing secure deletion?

~Maxx~
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01 Sep 2010   #15
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, Maxx.

No, TFC does not do the "35 pass" deletion routine you referenced earlier in the thread. Something you may be interested in is How to Clear the Windows Paging File at Shutdown. Because there are some third-party programs that temporarily store unencrypted (plain-text) passwords or other sensitive information in memory, you may want to run the Microsoft Fix it solution prior to shutting down the computer. (Note: it does, as should be expected, slow down the shut-down process.)
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01 Sep 2010   #16
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Hi, Maxx.

No, TFC does not do the "35 pass" deletion routine you referenced earlier in the thread. Something you may be interested in is How to Clear the Windows Paging File at Shutdown. Because there are some third-party programs that temporarily store unencrypted (plain-text) passwords or other sensitive information in memory, you may want to run the Microsoft Fix it solution prior to shutting down the computer. (Note: it does, as should be expected, slow down the shut-down process.)
Corrine- Thanks for the tip about Microsoft Fix it 50463! As far as "35 pass" Gutman deletion is concerned from what I understand most of those passes do not even apply to the hard discs that we use today.

~Maxx~
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01 Sep 2010   #17
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

You're welcome, Maxx.
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02 Sep 2010   #18
Maxheadroom

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

thank you to every one, very helpfull i think i will try your sugestion Corrine as it sounds like what im after.
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02 Sep 2010   #19
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Glad to hear it, Maxheadroom, although I think it was originally Jacee's suggestion.
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