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  1. Posts : 7,024
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
       #1861

    ICit2lol said:
    MilesAhead said:
    The subject of index.dat files came up on the browsers forum today. On search I found a nice freeware that overwrites them, among other things. It's called
    Free Internet Window Washer

    It will overwrite index.dat without a reboot. You can even leave it in the tray and set it to wash your browsing files at intervals.

    Enjoy :)
    Hum Miles see they have a reg defrag in there too Eusing Software Products

    might give it a try on my other machine first though
    Eusing Registry Cleaner was my favourite till I migrated to Windows 7. And then I found that the Registry Cleaner in Glary Utilities ditto the same. I have come to believe that it is the same engine. So I did not install Eusing registry Cleaner in Windows 7.
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  2. Posts : 258
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (desktop) / x64 (laptop)
       #1862

    MilesAhead said:
    The subject of index.dat files came up on the browsers forum today. On search I found a nice freeware that overwrites them, among other things. It's called
    Free Internet Window Washer

    It will overwrite index.dat without a reboot. You can even leave it in the tray and set it to wash your browsing files at intervals.

    Enjoy :)
    Is it better than Ccleaner? Based from the description of the software, it mainly cleans that off IE's traces on the internet while other browsers are not mentioned. .
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  3. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #1863

    Capt.Jack Sparrow said:
    D7 is an advanced tool for IT Professionals and PC technicians. This tool is meant ONLY for advanced users, and not for beginners





    http://sites.google.com/a/obxcompguy.com/foolish-it/
    Hum Captain I am just curious (as always) as to what level of competence one needs for this app?
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  4. Posts : 4,772
    Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
       #1864

    ICit2lol said:
    Capt.Jack Sparrow said:
    D7 is an advanced tool for IT Professionals and PC technicians. This tool is meant ONLY for advanced users, and not for beginners





    http://sites.google.com/a/obxcompguy.com/foolish-it/
    Hum Captain I am just curious (as always) as to what level of competence one needs for this app?
    Well offline registry editing manual Malware removal etc. are little too complicated for end users so if you know registry and system files etc. these files could stop system from booting and damage MBR etc.
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  5. Posts : 1,113
    windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
       #1865

    Capt.Jack Sparrow said:
    D7 is an advanced tool for IT Professionals and PC technicians. This tool is meant ONLY for advanced users, and not for beginners





    http://sites.google.com/a/obxcompguy.com/foolish-it/

    I just read about this a moment ago.

    way too complicated
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  6. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #1866

    dothackjhe said:
    MilesAhead said:
    The subject of index.dat files came up on the browsers forum today. On search I found a nice freeware that overwrites them, among other things. It's called
    Free Internet Window Washer

    It will overwrite index.dat without a reboot. You can even leave it in the tray and set it to wash your browsing files at intervals.

    Enjoy :)
    Is it better than Ccleaner? Based from the description of the software, it mainly cleans that off IE's traces on the internet while other browsers are not mentioned. .
    I ran CCleaner. Then rebooted. Then I did some surfing, never opening IE(or any browser that uses IE engine, like MaxThon.) Then I ran Window Washer. It told me it found several entries in index.dat files that it overwrote. Maybe some network guru can answer but it seems it tracks you no matter the browser. I'll have to look into it more but Window Washer has the advantage of overwriting the data without rebooting. When you run CCleaner all the stuff in the index.dat stays there until next boot when the files are deleted.

    edit: I wouldn't count on a one step solution. The only technique I tried so far that seemed to work was loading every index.dat file into IndexDatSpy and if it had any data, selecting "delete on next reboot" from the File Menu. It has a function to search for all the index.dat files, but then it doesn't let you mark them all for deletion. I don't have the help file so I'm winging it. Seems like a really tedious process.

    If anyone has IndexDatSpy.hlp I'd appreciate a copy.

    edit2: what confuses the issue is other stuff besides IE stores info in index.dat files. I am guessing the reason IndexDatSpy leaves it at manual deletion is it assumes you only care about the IE tracking. Seems even if you do stuff like use the Services Applet to look at your services a little note is placed in an index.dat. Also if WMP network sharing service is running, it won't let you delete them. Only sure way to get 'em all is to use a script run using the registry RunOnce key that searches the entire system drive and deletes them.

    That might be worth doing if you boot your machine every day. Does slow down the boot a bit but not terrible.

    On another note I assumed CCleaner just deleted on next boot. But I didn't see it creating any RunOnce string. Also on their forum it claims to delete or overwrite them in place. I dunno'. :)
    Last edited by MilesAhead; 19 Nov 2011 at 00:18.
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  7. Posts : 5,092
    Windows 7 32 bit
       #1867

    RunItOnce 1.0


    I wrote a small utility called RunItOnce to add a program to the Windows Registry RunOnce key. If you're not familiar with that key, how it works is a program is added to the key as a string value. On next boot, the program is run, and then Windows removes it from the registry.

    It's good for tasks that won't work if Windows is fully engaged. One example is deleting all the index.dat files on the system partition.

    Here's a link to RunItOnce page:
    Faves Downloads

    Please see the included Readme.txt for usage details.

    Also I'll post the index.dat cleaner code if you wish to use it. To run or compile the script you should first get and install AutoHotKey_L

    Note that the AHK script will not work run normally since Windows doesn't like you deleting index.dat files once the system is up. It will work via the RunOnce key. That's why I wrote the RunItOnce program as it seemed like a simple utility to make this type of thing convenient.

    I recommend you only run IndexDotDatCleaner on occasion. Maybe once a month. It will slow your boot down because it scans the entire system partition looking for index.dats and deleting them. That's why it's a good candidate for RunItOnce. You don't want to run it every boot. :)

    Here's the AHK script

    Code:
    ; IndexDotDatCleaner to delete all index.dat files on system
    ; partition. Should only be run via RunOnce key in Registry
    ; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
    ;
    ; (See my RunItOnce program for a convenient way to add it.)
    ;
    ; It searches the entire partition for index.dat files.  It will slow
    ; down the boot.  It should only be used occasionally to clean them all out.
    ;
    ; MilesAhead
    ;
    #NoTrayIcon
    stringleft,sysdrive,A_WinDir,3
    SetWorkingDir,%sysdrive%
    Loop,index.dat,,1
    {
    	FileDelete,%A_LoopFileFullPath%
    }
    Edit: If you have a 64 bit system make sure to compile the AutoHotKey_L script above as a 64 bit application. Otherwise folder redirection will keep it from seeing and deleting the index.dat files that really store the data.

    For help using AutoHotKey_L scripts and compiler look here:
    http://www.autohotkey.com/forum/topic34070.html
    Last edited by MilesAhead; 01 Dec 2011 at 00:31.
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  8. Posts : 3,612
    Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
       #1868

    hi all :)

    i found this UnCleaner - The Unnecessary Files Cleaner Solution by Josh Cell Softwares
    works ok for me on windows 7 nice and simple program to use.

    LINK >>> Josh Cell Softwares: UnCleaner - The Unnecessary Files Cleaner Solution

    Features:

    Clean all unnecessary files with Smart Clean technology, the time of cleaning may be less than 1 second, is an instant cleaner
    Instant file analysys on the window opens
    Low system resources usage in the logon or manually
    Kill the files for ever
    Specific file reporter for all files to delete
    Task Scheduler for all users and all computer, every logon, the system is cleaner, if enabled, the computer will faster
    Clean the temporary files for all users, including the limited and protected accounts
    Will clean only the unnecessary files, never touch in other files, Internet Explorer and other temps not will be deleted
    Show an specific summary, with your temp classification
    Installed for all users
    Run in all users every logon
    Simple and Complete installer / uninstaller

    Clean:

    Windows Accounts temp files, for All Windows Users
    Windows Updates downloaded files
    Windows Downloaded Installations
    Windows Prefetch cached data
    Windows Installer temp files
    Windows Narrator temp files
    Windows Shell cached icons
    Windows Shell cached files
    Windows Updates temp files
    Windows Offline Web Pages
    Windows .tmp stored files
    Windows Cached wallpapers
    Windows Cached folders
    Windows temp files
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  9. Posts : 8,679
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1869

    Hardwipe

    Hardwipe is a free document shredder for your computer. It erases file contents and cleans unused hard-disk space to prevent personal and business information from ever being recovered.
    Modern ‐ Designed for Windows 7


    Hardwipe | File & Drive Wiper
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  10. Posts : 8,679
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1870

    I have only one question... Does Revo Uninstaller Free version works good with Windows 7 x64bit ?
    Because I see this on the Revo's website:

    FREE Great Programs for Windows 7-capture.png

    Free version don't have full support of x64bit.
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