I have a PC which is used by other flat-mates from time to time. As I am the owner of the PC I want to install and run some privacy software to remove all traces of any "dodgy" images, files, websites etc that may have been present.
From searching the net it seems there is software out there which will do this (and it needs to ovewrwrite data at least six times to remove all trace?).
Has anybody got any experience or advice to offer regarding software whhich will remove all traces of files, websites etc - and is there any free software out there which would do this?
Thanks for the info - it is stuff that might be downlaoded or viewed via the web that I am concerned about. Will investigate the links guys thanks. Do they remove files, pictures and website links? (Sorry I am not very technical!).
CCleaner will remove all traces of internet activity sufficient for any regular user; if you choose the more secure option it is slower and in my opinion overkill but will do what you want. And it is free. There is no need to pay for such software.
CCleaner works great, just follow the instructions carefully to select the files that you wish to remove completely. There have been a few mentions on this forum of minor problems if you are using IE7 and CCleaner.
Have checked out CCleaner and whereas it does securely delete (7 overwrites) files it doesn't do this for index.dat files which I understand hold much of the information in the temporary internet files.
Does anyone know of a (hopefully free) product that securely deletes index.dat files as well?