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March 16, 2007 11:51:22 AM

Ok so I want to upgrade a few things in my comp and I'm not really confident about doing it myself yet so my only option is to go to a pro and get it done. However there is lots of things I'm a bit worried about them seeing.

I know in IE7 I can go Tool>Options>delete all and delete my interenet history and settings however I believe that they arent really gone so is there anyway to do this?

Any help would be good?

CC

P.S. i'm not refering to internet "nudity"
March 16, 2007 12:24:38 PM

I'd suggest reading this...

http://www.milincorporated.com/a_indexdat.html

One thing to keep mind, just because a file has been "deleted" doesn't actually mean it has been DELETED. When you delete a file in Windows, in simple terms Windows allows new data to be written in that area of the drive. However, there is no guarantee that the data has been removed. Don't believe me? Just Google for "undelete utilities" and see how many hits you get. Those little tools go out looking for deleted files that are still present on the drive.

If you've done anything illegal, odds are your ISP has those logs and no amount of deletion will clear that up. Best of luck!
March 16, 2007 12:45:53 PM

HAHAHAHAHA - How many guys have tried to sort this out because of the www.nude-cheerleaders.com site they keep visiting. HAHAHAHAHA.
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March 16, 2007 12:48:40 PM

Ha! Trying to cover up your tracks from visiting dirty dirty sites. :lol:  Mine works well and leaves no trace.
March 16, 2007 12:54:18 PM

The OP said it wasn't for covering up his porn habit... so I accepted that as being true.
March 16, 2007 1:18:33 PM

Been looking at a little have ya.
March 16, 2007 1:28:23 PM

Hey! You're the one with a 42 inch plasma hooked up to a computer!
March 16, 2007 1:32:16 PM

yes :) 
March 16, 2007 1:36:21 PM

If you have something that absolutely must be deleted, physically destroying the drive is always an option. Again, your ISP probably has at least partial records on whatever it is that has gotten you so worked up.
March 16, 2007 9:45:00 PM

There are programs that will overwrite the information, i.e., replace the info with 1s and 0s, e.g., Window Washer. I don't know if there are any good free programs. If you get one of these programs, you should go to Windows Explorer, Tools, Folder Options and make everything visible.

What do you want to upgrade? It may not be all that hard. I'd suggest you got to the various parts mfg sites and check out the installation instructions and see if it looks like something you could do. Upgrades are pretty easy given most things only go in one way and if you need a hammer, your probably installing it in the wrong direction :D 
March 16, 2007 10:04:02 PM

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if you wern't a pedophile then you wouldnt be worrying about this. 8O


Brutal :lol: 
March 16, 2007 10:26:54 PM

There are other than sex sites you may not want people to know you're going to, e.g., drugs or political sites, especially the latter depending on what country you live in.
March 16, 2007 10:40:14 PM

I'd not worry about it too much especially if you live in the US... The fibbies already know what you've been doing, who you've been calling and what you've been spending...
March 17, 2007 3:15:09 AM

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There are other than sex sites you may not want people to know you're going to, e.g., drugs or political sites, especially the latter depending on what country you live in.


a standard answer from yet another pedophile :wink:

sorry about this i just couldnt help from laughing so i had to post to share this

Are you so narrow minded that you cannot concieve of someone wanting to hide their online activities and these activities being something other then pr0n???
Yes we are living in a big brother world where viewing certain (non-pr0n)material is questionable, but there are other reasons.
e.g. commercially sensitive research, not wanting to leave details for sites such as net banking, share trading etc...
While everyone can have a bit of a laugh at the pr0n joke, even though the OP said it was for a different reason, calling someone a pedophile is 1) low and 2) dangerous. It runs the risk of causing the OP to be investigated - what if someone read your post and decided to check it out. And before you say "If you have nothing to hide, there's nothing to worry about", it is not that simple. 1) there is the inconvieience caused and 2) mud sticks - that stigma can last forever just because you make a stupid post
March 17, 2007 3:44:02 AM

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There are other than sex sites you may not want people to know you're going to, e.g., drugs or political sites, especially the latter depending on what country you live in.


a standard answer from yet another pedophile :wink:

sorry about this i just couldnt help from laughing so i had to post to share this

Are you so narrow minded that you cannot concieve of someone wanting to hide their online activities and these activities being something other then pr0n???
Yes we are living in a big brother world where viewing certain (non-pr0n)material is questionable, but there are other reasons.
e.g. commercially sensitive research, not wanting to leave details for sites such as net banking, share trading etc...
While everyone can have a bit of a laugh at the pr0n joke, even though the OP said it was for a different reason, calling someone a pedophile is 1) low and 2) dangerous. It runs the risk of causing the OP to be investigated - what if someone read your post and decided to check it out. And before you say "If you have nothing to hide, there's nothing to worry about", it is not that simple. 1) there is the inconvieience caused and 2) mud sticks - that stigma can last forever just because you make a stupid post

If one is so stupid as to not realize the possibilities of one's actions, then if those actions are exposed, the actioner deserves whatever is heaped upon them.

Now that we are through all of the stupid kid games, the solution is simple. Get another drive, install your OS, all drivers etc. Then take the PC in for whatever. When it comes back, install your original drive(s) and store the 'clean' drive on a shelf somewhere. Problem solved.
March 17, 2007 5:28:06 AM

Two free programs that can do what you want are CCleaner , Simple File shredder, and if I'm remembering right Spybot SD also has a internet history shredding function somewhere in the advanced functions.

Another way to keep things very private and still use the same hard drives to use a web browser from a USB drive, Firefox has a portable version. (The then the only place on the hard drive that could have relevant data would be the swap file, but those files are continually being rewritten.)
March 17, 2007 5:35:41 AM

Eraser works good as well, though not in Vista :o 
March 17, 2007 6:46:00 AM

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wow another one! you guys are everywhere

seriously though someone please try to defend this again i find this funny.


Want to give me your full contact details so I can sue for libel???
Seriously, how stupid are you to be making the accusation against the OP and to then claim I am as well, just because I said that there are more reasons then just pr0n
March 17, 2007 6:51:28 AM

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lol
i offended your online identity.
dude lighten up and laugh sometimes cause you only live once.


There is nothing funny about being acused of being a peadophile - that is VERY insulting to anyone. People get beaten up and killed for no other reason then being SUSPECTED - so calling someone that is seriously uncool...
March 17, 2007 8:14:25 AM

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There is nothing funny about being accused of being a pedophile - that is VERY insulting to anyone. People get beaten up and killed for no other reason then being SUSPECTED - so calling someone that is seriously uncool...

Nothing funny about threatening somebody with libel(which was baseless), but you seem to have no problem with it.
March 17, 2007 11:45:52 AM

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this isnt some backwater deep in the woods in the south kill everone who is different neighborhood.


Wouldn't know this given some of the posts including your's. As for the idea that if you have nothing to hide what's the difference, some of us believe in the right to privacy. While it's tempting to get into the evils of a police state, anyone who hasn't figured this out by the age of ten will not likely benefit from an elaboration.
March 19, 2007 5:37:35 PM

Jeez!

Guys come on lighten up, I've been away and i come back and read all this......F***** hilarious!

I just wanted to get the HSF upgraded and I'm not so confident about taking everything out of the case to do it.

:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
March 19, 2007 5:55:32 PM

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wow another one! you guys are everywhere

seriously though someone please try to defend this again i find this funny.


Want to give me your full contact details so I can sue for libel???
Seriously, how stupid are you to be making the accusation against the OP and to then claim I am as well, just because I said that there are more reasons then just pr0nYou do need to lighten up; this is a forum.
March 19, 2007 6:21:22 PM

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Jeez!

Guys come on lighten up, I've been away and i come back and read all this......F***** hilarious!

I just wanted to get the HSF upgraded and I'm not so confident about taking everything out of the case to do it.

:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 


Roflmao

In just one page of posts someone got so angry he threatened to sue for libel :lol:  :lol: 

You may not even have to take everything out of your case anyway. Plus you should decide which worries you more - the hassle of doing it yourself or the hassle of the computer shop finding whatever it is that you don't want found. I always encourage people to do it themselves, you will learn something from doing it and have more pride in ownership after it is done. On the other hand, if you are really not comfortable trying, there are several other good suggestions to keep your data secure above.
March 19, 2007 7:00:43 PM

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Jeez!

Guys come on lighten up, I've been away and i come back and read all this......F***** hilarious!

I just wanted to get the HSF upgraded and I'm not so confident about taking everything out of the case to do it.

:lol:  :lol:  :lol: 


Yea, look at what you started, glad you're not the President, we'd probably would be in a war right now. Or are you? :D 

Replacing the HSF is really easy. Depending on your case, how much room you have, you shouldn't have to take everything out. Go to the CPU mfg web site, Intel or AMD and find the instructions for installing your CPU. If it is stock, at least for AMD haven't dealt with Intel since the 478 series, there should be a plastic handle on the HSF you lift. There should be metal brackets on either side you can pry loose with a small screw driver. Both take a bit of pressure. You'll have to take out the CPU, just raise the small handle holding it in and clean off the paste with rubbing alcohol, a coffee filter works well. Just be sure to put the CPU back exactly as it was. With AMD there is a small gold arrow on one cornet and it goes diagonal to the handle holding it in when the handle is perpendicular to the board. If the new HSF has thermal past on it, just insert it and fasten it done, should come with directions or the directions should be on the mfg website. If the HSF doesn't come with paste, get some Arctic Silver and put a dab on top of the CPU before putting in the HSF. You'll have to plug it into the mobo where the old one was plugged in. Suggest you check out the directions for installing the CPU and HSF, open the case to see what your dealing with, and if you're comfortable, go ahead and do it. If not, take it in some place to have it done. If you're taking it in, just remove your hard drive, it just unscrews, all your data is stored on the hard drive so if the technician doesn't have it, no way for them to see what's on it and they don't need the hdd to install a new HSF.
March 19, 2007 8:03:52 PM

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See what happens when a bunch of zit faced prebubescent nerd boys converse about a simple question regarding intenet privacy.

That's it!!!!

I'm sueing you for libel, now someone might actually think that I am a zit faced prepubescent nerd boy!!!!
March 19, 2007 8:18:08 PM

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See what happens when a bunch of zit faced prebubescent nerd boys converse about a simple question regarding intenet privacy.

That's it!!!!

I'm sueing you for libel, now someone might actually think that I am a zit faced prepubescent nerd boy!!!!I do... :twisted:

J/K of course.
March 19, 2007 8:22:21 PM

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See what happens when a bunch of zit faced prebubescent nerd boys converse about a simple question regarding intenet privacy.

That's it!!!!

I'm sueing you for libel, now someone might actually think that I am a zit faced prepubescent nerd boy!!!!

I want to join this suit, I'm a postpubescent nerd geezer and take offense at being thought of as a zit faced prepubescent nerd boy and don't want to be tarred with the same brush as these young whipper snappers. MrsBytch, your apology is accepted. :) 
March 19, 2007 10:01:13 PM

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Yes we are living in a big brother world where viewing certain (non-pr0n)material is questionable, but there are other reasons.
e.g. commercially sensitive research, not wanting to leave details for sites such as net banking, share trading etc...


And for anyone that had to read 1984 (The origin of 'big brother') they allowed, in fact, encouraged pr0n watching and held "2 minutes hate" where everyone went beserk at some people killing others....

Now that I've mentioned this, I do think that Big Brother is becoming more and more true every day... If only Ol' G. washington could co;me back and kick some political @33......(don't flame me on this one...)
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