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I started writing a batch file for quick cleanup of an WinXP PC.
My batch file is below.
I'm no expert so I am sure stuff is missing (what is missing)?
The goal is a decent batch file which removes most privacy concerns.
Let's say the PC should be clean enough to hand to your boss or mom.
How can we improve this cleanpc.bat script?
Is another cleanpc.bat script out there that is better for starters?
How can we add variables (eg for the username & mozzilla directory)?

Orak Listalavostok

echo off
erase /s/q/f "c:\temp"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\recent"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\my recent
documents"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\local
settings\my recent documents"
rmdir /s/q "c:\quarantine"
erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\downloaded program files"
erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\temp"
erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\cookies"
erase /s//f "c:\windows\history"
erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\tempor~1\content.ie5"
erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\recent"
erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\applog"
erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\desktop\*.tmp"
erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\prefetch\*.*"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\cookies"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\local
settings\history"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\local
settings\temp"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\local
settings\temporary internet files"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\local
settings\application data"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\userdata"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\my recent
documents"
erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\system32\catroot2\*.log"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and Settings\administrator\application
data\mozilla\Profiles\default\mhy0feee.slt\cache"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and Settings\administrator\application
data\mozilla\Profiles\default\\mhy0feee.slt\cache.Trash"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and Settings\administrator\application
data\mozilla\Profiles\default\mhy0feee.slt\cookies.txt"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\application
data\mozilla\Profiles\default\mhy0feee.slt\downloads.rdf"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\application
data\mozilla\Profiles\default\mhy0feee.slt\history.dat"
erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\application
data\mozilla\Profiles\default\mhy0feee.slt\bookmarks.html"
erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\debug\usermode\userenv.log"
erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\debug\usermode\userenv.bak"
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Fred Langa has done this already. Works well if you read the instructions.
    http://www.langa.com/cleanup_bat.htm

    "Orak Listalavostok" wrote:

    > I started writing a batch file for quick cleanup of an WinXP PC.
    > My batch file is below.
    > I'm no expert so I am sure stuff is missing (what is missing)?
    > The goal is a decent batch file which removes most privacy concerns.
    > Let's say the PC should be clean enough to hand to your boss or mom.
    > How can we improve this cleanpc.bat script?
    > Is another cleanpc.bat script out there that is better for starters?
    > How can we add variables (eg for the username & mozzilla directory)?
    >
    > Orak Listalavostok
    >
    > echo off
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\temp"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\recent"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\my recent
    > documents"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\local
    > settings\my recent documents"
    > rmdir /s/q "c:\quarantine"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\downloaded program files"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\temp"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\cookies"
    > erase /s//f "c:\windows\history"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\tempor~1\content.ie5"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\recent"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\applog"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\desktop\*.tmp"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\prefetch\*.*"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\cookies"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\local
    > settings\history"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\local
    > settings\temp"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\local
    > settings\temporary internet files"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\local
    > settings\application data"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\userdata"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\my recent
    > documents"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\system32\catroot2\*.log"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and Settings\administrator\application
    > data\mozilla\Profiles\default\mhy0feee.slt\cache"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and Settings\administrator\application
    > data\mozilla\Profiles\default\\mhy0feee.slt\cache.Trash"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and Settings\administrator\application
    > data\mozilla\Profiles\default\mhy0feee.slt\cookies.txt"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\application
    > data\mozilla\Profiles\default\mhy0feee.slt\downloads.rdf"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\application
    > data\mozilla\Profiles\default\mhy0feee.slt\history.dat"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\documents and settings\administrator\application
    > data\mozilla\Profiles\default\mhy0feee.slt\bookmarks.html"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\debug\usermode\userenv.log"
    > erase /s/q/f "c:\windows\debug\usermode\userenv.bak"
    >
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