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Getting rid of porn from my computer for good

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November 16, 2012 10:53:46 PM

Greetings everyone,

I had a bad habit of watching porn and just quit, so I would like to get rid of all the evidence regarding it. My object is to make these evidence unrecoverable by any means and to that day I have used the free software "File Shredder" with Gutmann algorithm for that particular purpose but I have no guarantee that this method is reliable. Hence I consider buying and installing a new hard-disk which would resolve the issue for good, yet one question still remains: I will have backed up some files from my old drive by then, together with some directories which previously contained the aforementioned unwanted files(not containing the files at the time of backup), if I copy/move the directory which has a deleted file in it would this file be recoverable in the new destination ? Also I have my browser synchronized with my Google account and occasionally I forgot to go incognito, would the server retain the history information even if I have deleted them? Sorry to bother you with these questions but I am a pretty meticulous type of person and want to make sure that the new system is completely porn free; let me state that any suggestion is welcome and feel free to ask additional questions if my inquiry lacks clarity.

Thanks in advance

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November 16, 2012 11:02:31 PM

If you cleared your history in Chrome, I believe it deletes it off of the cloud. FYI, if you're going to windows format your old HDD, keep in mind that the data is still there until something else writes over it. It shouldn't copy traces of deleted files over to the new HDD as well.
a c 144 G Storage
November 16, 2012 11:06:49 PM

Just come clean and tell your wife.
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November 17, 2012 5:30:49 PM

Prob not his wife he is worried about prob kiddy porn
a b G Storage
November 17, 2012 5:45:41 PM

once its on the cloud, theres no getting it off. there will be backups upon backups.
a c 121 G Storage
November 17, 2012 5:48:40 PM

Everybody on the cloud will be watching porn.
a c 86 G Storage
November 17, 2012 5:57:05 PM

I don't see a wife going through forensic recovery to find files on your PC. Are you worried about the police?
a b G Storage
November 17, 2012 5:59:40 PM

I think you should just tell your wife you have issues.I am not sure what kind of sicko you are i will not help covering up whatever you may have done.
November 17, 2012 6:08:52 PM

Thanks for the answers; I think buying a new HDD will resolve this issue and the URLs are not stored on the cloud since I have cleaned my history.
a b G Storage
November 17, 2012 6:10:04 PM

cleaned your history from the cloud? lol is that like deleting your facebook? you know its all still there right?
a b G Storage
November 17, 2012 6:35:40 PM

You honestly can't be serious... You'd throw away a perfectly fine HDD to 'hide' your bad habits?... just do a full format, reinstall Windows, get some video capturing program like Fraps and fire it up overnight so it fills your drive. Everything that was on the drive before will be irrecoverable.

Another solution is getting some freeware video editor such as Avidemux, drop some clip you have in it and append it few times (just keep drag'n'dropping) so it's like an hour long, set output resolution to 1920x1080 or higher (filters>resize), select YV12 under video output, AVI under format and save it.

Congratulations, you've just saved $150 for 10 mins (excluding Windows reinstall which doesn't take that long anyways) of effort and an hour or w/e is the time required for your HDD to get full.
November 17, 2012 6:43:42 PM

Take the hard drive to your local police station and tell them you need it completely destroyed because it has porn on it.

All your problems will get solved.
a c 86 G Storage
November 17, 2012 7:32:48 PM

Somethings not adding up. lol. Can't be that worried about a little porn unless it's illegal porn. What wife is going to do through undeleting a hard-drive that she doesn't know anything is even on. Seems like someone is more worried about the police than the wife.
a c 121 G Storage
November 17, 2012 7:49:28 PM

Could be that he still wants to watch porn and that it's just that he now wants to cover the evidence up better.
November 17, 2012 7:55:54 PM

Yeh this doesn't add up.. I also think that your username just adds to the oddity :S
a b G Storage
November 17, 2012 7:59:40 PM

Tranquilizer said:
Greetings everyone,

I had a bad habit of watching porn and just quit, so I would like to get rid of all the evidence regarding it. My object is to make these evidence unrecoverable by any means and to that day I have used the free software "File Shredder" with Gutmann algorithm for that particular purpose but I have no guarantee that this method is reliable. Hence I consider buying and installing a new hard-disk which would resolve the issue for good, yet one question still remains: I will have backed up some files from my old drive by then, together with some directories which previously contained the aforementioned unwanted files(not containing the files at the time of backup), if I copy/move the directory which has a deleted file in it would this file be recoverable in the new destination ? Also I have my browser synchronized with my Google account and occasionally I forgot to go incognito, would the server retain the history information even if I have deleted them? Sorry to bother you with these questions but I am a pretty meticulous type of person and want to make sure that the new system is completely porn free; let me state that any suggestion is welcome and feel free to ask additional questions if my inquiry lacks clarity.

Thanks in advance


LOL

- Websites have logs
- Search engines have logs
- Your internet service provider has logs
- Your own router can have logs
- Your local machine caches your DNS info ipconfig.exe /displaydns to see what it has
ipconfig.exe /flushdns to clear it.

- browsers have cache folder that can be looked at
- pagefiles can be examined
- you can even look at memory storage in RAM until the machine is powered off.
- you can look at memory images that gets place on disk with some sleep modes.

The level of effort to hide/clean this depends on who you expect to be looking.
even if you delete data, it can be recovered in a lot of cases if someone really wants to take the time.

even smashed drives can be repaired, smashed electronic boards on a drive can be replaced for $25-$50 , broken heads on the drive, you can move the platters to a new drive and spin them up and read the data. If the device is found then data can be recovered until the device is basically dissolved. If someone wants to spend the time, money and effort.


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November 17, 2012 8:15:48 PM

Destory the HDD.
a b G Storage
November 17, 2012 8:51:28 PM

The FBI was watching the Chief of the CIA. They have all his information stored somewhere........ they also have yours. Good luck with the wipe.

November 19, 2012 6:21:59 PM

Kinda think your into kiddy porn.