Software for ridding your computer of stored websites, etc.
Thread poster: Trudy Peters

Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
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Dec 16, 2003

Can anybody recommend a good (and cheap) software for this purpose? offers several such as "Tracks Eraser Pro," "Evidence Terminator," "Web Eradicator." Does anybody have any experience with them?



Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
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Lavasoft Ad-aware 6 Dec 16, 2003

[quote]Trudy Peters wrote:

Can anybody recommend a good (and cheap) software for this purpose?

I've used this shareware, Trudy, and it works just doodly fine. It also nukes all the hidden cookies in your pc that sites plant to make it amenable to pop-up ads.

Good luck,


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secretmaker Dec 16, 2003

I agree with Markus,'s free software Lava Soft is quite good. Another one you might try, it has several other interesting options, such as a smart spam filter, is Secretmaker, you can download it also free at


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Spybot Dec 16, 2003

Spybot works fine. It is free (although the developer would be grateful for a small donation).


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Marcus Dec 16, 2003

I'm using Ad-Aware, but that only protects you from spyware and malware, etc. I'm looking for a software that gets rid of the stuff in index.dat, i.e. "all the websites you ever accessed in the last 145 years"
icon_smile.gif, which allegedly are permanently hiding somewhere on your hard disk. They look like they're gone, when you poke around in "Internet Options," but aren't really...

To David: is no longer a valid website, its domain name is up for sale. But I did look at, a poorly written website. Am not sure that secretmaker does everything I want it to do, either.

Am leaning toward "Tracks Eraser" or sth. like that.

But thanks for the suggestions so far.



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Evidence Eliminator Dec 17, 2003

I remember trying that one some time ago. Actually, it's so powerful, I'd rather say it's a tool to hack your own computericon_smile.gif Is able to scrape out nearly every kind of trace that you leave on the computer's hard disk - but is also a bit dangerous: you've got to know very well what you're doing.

Anyway, I didn't like it... don't know why. Maybe it was the advertising style of the company that sells it... spam-style, sorta... okay, might be just meicon_smile.gif The proggie is very well done, BTW. You might want to take a look.


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