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What Tracks Stored On Your Computer?

Cache(Temporary Internet File)
Browser such as IE saves web pages, images from visited Web sites into your hard drive  whether you click on them or not, so that next time when you visit you won't have to  re-download the image. But this means that many megabytes of data of all types get saved to  you hard drive. Anyone who can use your computer can tell where you have been browsing on  the web and see what images you've looked at, what banners have been shown, etc. Erases  these files to avoid others determining the pages you have been recently viewing.

Cookies
Web sites send small text files to your browser to keep track of your on-line sessions. They are particularly useful when you want a Web site to auto-sign you into a registration  process. Cookies cannot be used to execute code (run programs) or deliver viruses to your  computer. However web sites also use cookies to track you through the site. With Privacy  Eraser, you can select which cookies you want to erase and which one you want to keep.

Browser's History
Browser such as IE saves web pages, images from visited web sites into your hard drive  whether you click on them or not, so that next time when you visit you won't have to  re-download the image. But this means that many megabytes of data of all types get saved to  you hard drive. Anyone who can use your PC can tell where you have been browsing on the web.

Location Bar History
The location bar shows some of the most recent sites you've visited and search history from  from search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN etc.), it's located in your browser where you type  in the web address bar of Internet Explorer, Google, Yahoo, MSN. Therefore, anyone else can  see where you've been and what you've done. 

Autocomplete Memory
Internet Explorer (IE) can store a record of almost everything that you typed into any web  site form. Form data can be things such as all the keywords you have ever typed into a  search engine and personal information such as your name and address.

Index.dat
The index.dat files are always LOCKED during a Windows session and can not be deleted  manually. Even if you clean up your cache, cookies, and history from within the Internet  Explorer (IE) browser regularly, the index.dat files will continue to store information  about what web sites you have visited and what cookies have been saved, this also grows to  enormous size and slows your computer down.

IE Downloaded Program Files Directory
This folder contains any ACTIVEX or OCX components that have been downloaded from the web  and installed as plugins into your browser. For example, some chat room and games may use  plug-ins to accomplish special functions.

Recent Documents
Lists the last 15 document files that you have accessed, allowing any of these documents to  be reopened simply by clicking on the name of the document.

Windows Search History
Windows and IE saves the files, text and computers you have ever searched, so when you want  to search again, you do not need to type again, but others can also find what you have  searched on your computer.

Start Menu Run History
Windows stores the programs you ran in the start menu run text box. so that you do not need  to type if you want to run it again, but it will also let others have the choice to see what  program you have run.

Open/Save History
Windows records you opened and saved files list in registry.

Windows Temporary Files Directory

The Windows temporary directory stores temporary files that are used during installation of  programs and at other various times. Erasing this directory regularly is generally a good  idea. (Note: All contents of this directory are purged during a erasing, so be sure that  there are no files contained in this directory that you wish to keep or that are needed by  other programs).

Windows SWAP File
Swap file is used by windows to increase your available memory. Swap files managed your  computers Virtual Memory. If this files is not present then Windows will recreate the file  when user login on system. Normally its of double the size of RAM and present in windows  folder in Windows 98 and root directory of system drive in Windows NT\2000\XP but user can  change drive according the size required. Name of this file is Win386.swp in Windows 98 and  pagefile.sys in Windows NT\2000\XP. Windows always have lock on this file. So this option 
required restart of Windows, this files is deleted just before Windows login dialog box  comes.

RealOne Player & MediaPlayer Play Files List
RealOne Player & MediaPlayer records the recent played Internet location, video and sound  files in the registry.

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