Some users may not want their browsing "tracks" revealed, and index.dat
files do not get deleted when temporary internet files are deleted via the
"Internet Options/General/Browsing History" route. As you point out,
forensic software can easily reveal index.dat files.
I agree with your and PA Bear's opinion of CC Cleaner. There are simpler
ways of removing index.dat files such as
if one is
really feeling guilty or paranoid about their browsing habits.
"Leonard Grey" <email@example.com> wrote in message
Can you name any malware that relies on the contents of index.dat?
Can you name any commercial software - other than forensic software
employed by law enforcement - that analyzes index.dat to provide
information to an employer, parent or spouse?
Errare humanum est
> God didnít create Index.dat ... Mr. Microsoft did
> Every time someone writes or asks or comments about something you donít
> or disagree with you, you have these smart-ASS answers.
> For the people who use ccleaner up to and including IE7 that was a common
> Sure it deletes it and it re-builds itself when you re-boot. Big friggn
> I just used winspy in IE8 and I can read that Index.dat file and it shows
> everywhere Iíve been on the Internet. Security my as...........
> Have a nice day PAL!
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> Why in God's name would you have CCleaner delete Index.dat (not "date")
>> files in the first place?
>> BP wrote:
>>> I have used CCleaner for years up to IE7.
>>> IE8 handles cookies differently, so to keep using CCleaner in IE8 all
>>> need to do is UNCHECK Index.date files.
>>> Of course under Options => Cookies, keep the cookies you want to the
>>> Just thought I pass it on........