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Thread: Best software to erase ALL personal history. (cache,passwords,prefs,cookies,history)

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    My girlfriend is leaving her job and will need to hand her computer back in a few days. She's on Win/XP.

    I don't know anything at all about PC software and was hoping for recommendations on the best (free?) apps for entirely deleting all personal history and info from a system without actually wiping the drive. (there's company installed software)

    Also if there are any reputable guides online that you can recommend for things to consider beyond what the software will delete I'd be very grateful. (I spent 30 minutes on Google but the privacy sector is slammed with commercial apps and spam so I didn't turn up much useful info)

    Thanks in advance for your insights and experience!

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    mr. nails's Avatar m@D @n!m3 BT Rep: +1
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. nails View Post
    I concur
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    i agree.
    also it has a nice feature of simply right cliking recycle bin and running it.

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    Thanks for the pointers... I've just run CCleaner, CyberScrub, and SDelete so I think this drive is as squeeky clean as one can get.

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    IE Privacy Keeper (Freeware)

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    I use eraser. It overwrites data as many times as you specify.

    http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. nails View Post
    Yep, Peat use to post the updates...Now I have to check manually
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    yy
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    Firefox can automatically delete your history, cookies, cache, and others private data when you close your browser. Just go to Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Private Data -> check "Always clear my private data when I close Firefox"

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