after recently using a pc in a public library i was checking a site which needed my e mail to log on to.when i typed in the first letter previous adresses of users came up so beware of using public pcs as previous info is not wiped out and your adress could fall in to the wrong hands.
Very true, but if you still feel the need or have to use a public access PC, at the end of the session go into Internet Properties and clear out Cookies, Files and History from the general tab and then go to the Content tab, click on the autocomplete button and clear Forms and Passwords. This will not protect you from keyloggers, but will clear most of your history from IE and is vastly better than leaving your details behind.
You can also put in the first letter of your details (in the entry box once you have logged out- as if you were "Going in again"!!) which will bring up the matching entries in the computer, hover over your entry with the cursor and press delete to remove it (if you cannot get into Temp Int. files or don't want to !)
as regards passwords; especially on public machines; when you type in your info there shoul;d be a screan asking if you "wish windows to remember this "; I always say NO machines that I am at all suspect about or that I wish to remain anonymous on; a machine I have spent time fixing from a bad infection, on it I have logged into this forum and deliberately selected NO to remember my password:)
on some machines I too do as above and clear its memory:)
also in reply to pauldonovan and spam you are probably right as i recently set up an e mail for my wife and before she even used it avg had found two viruses sent to her address and put them in the vault so much of it must be guess work and easy addresses to decipher.
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