How can I clean/ remove /purge/ index.dat files

Discussion in 'Security' started by quovadisuk, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. quovadisuk

    quovadisuk

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi, I often cleared by index.dat files as I use home banking and the like .... I used to be able to use a piece of free software called index.dat remover , but don't seem to see anything for windows 8.1? If there is a way to do this it would be appreciated if you could advise (in simple terms being a newbie with 8). Once this procedure is done (assuming there is a way) How can you view the files to see they are indeed cleaned/ purged/ or gone ? and how can you view them now ? ie tonight ?

    kind regards all
     
    quovadisuk, Mar 9, 2014
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. quovadisuk

    davidhk129

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2013
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    35
    In the other forum you posted, you were advised to use CCleaner.
    Have you done so?
     
    davidhk129, Mar 9, 2014
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. quovadisuk

    quovadisuk

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes , I did but from other comments on the net, this has not been successful as other had checked the files and they still remain ?

    kind regards
     
    quovadisuk, Mar 9, 2014
    #3
  4. quovadisuk

    davidhk129

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2013
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    35
    Have you personally check if it is empty or not ?
    The way it works, as I understand it, is......
    CCleaner will remove the file. Upon reboot, Internet Explorer will create a new, empty index.dat file.
     
    davidhk129, Mar 9, 2014
    #4
  5. quovadisuk

    quovadisuk

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have used this software it it says that all is clear , hovwever as stated many people more experienced at this state after running the software it says clear , ofen this is not the case ...although for me it workd in browsers, it appears less useful in the inbedded .index.dat files held in c: Havining limited knowlede of this it should be possible to use a command that I could run to see if indeed these files have been removed or not . bu dot know how .?
     
    quovadisuk, Mar 9, 2014
    #5
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.