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"Run" command and naughty web addresses!!

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Anonymous
June 9, 2005 4:19:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

When I hit the Start then Run button and then type in "//" I get a list of
websites that I have visited. Knowledge of my visits to some of those
websites would not sit well with my IT administrators. How do I get those
items deleted from that list?
Anonymous
June 10, 2005 5:21:08 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Rick,

IT department have many ways to track user's surfing behavior. RunMRU and
Index.dat are not the only places where the traces are stored. They can
track the browsing patterns of users from where they sit. So, don't surf the
sites that are not approved in your organization.

Because you asked, the entries under Run come from two different areas:

1. Entries in the RunMRU registry location
2. Visited web pages stored in the Internet Explorer's INDEX.DAT file

The history of most recently used commands from the Run command on the Start
menu are stored in the following registry location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \
Explorer \ RunMRU

The RunMRU entries can be erased by by clearing the Recent documents list in
the Start Menu and Taskbar Properties. See this KB for more information:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307875

The entries that appear when you type something in the RUN box (but not
normally displayed when you click the drop-down), comes from the Index.dat
file that belongs to Internet Explorer. Using the Clear History button in
Internet Options General tab will help. If not, you may try completely
deleting the index.dat using the methods described in MS-MVP Mike Burgess'
site: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/delcache.htm

--
Ramesh Srinivasan
MS-MVP, Windows Shell

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com

"Rick with egg on his face" <Rickwitheggonhisface@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote in message news:F27A7A4C-4AFE-4477-A84B-61E7F8D0F270@microsoft.com...
> When I hit the Start then Run button and then type in "//" I get a list of
> websites that I have visited. Knowledge of my visits to some of those
> websites would not sit well with my IT administrators. How do I get those
> items deleted from that list?
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