This is important privacy information you need to know about:
Your computer tracks your activities, and saves the information to
the hard disk, including:
The web sites you have visited - web pages,
pictures, movies, videos, cookies, etc.
Windows Run history, recent documents, temporary
files, open/save dialog box, etc.
Applications like Office, Realplayer,
Mediaplayer, QuickTime,Winzip also log where you have been.
Your web browser's built-in privacy functions will
not protect you because almost most of your information can not be
What your computer stores about you:
Location Bar History: the websites you
visit which Windows' does not automatically remove.
Cookie: Web sites place small [ text ]
files on your browser to keep track of your on-line activity.
Cookies are really useful when you want a web site to auto-sign
you into a registration process. These cookies are used to track
you through the site. With Tracks Eraser, you can select which
cookies you want to erase and which to keep.
Cache (Temporary Internet Files ) & History:
Your browser saves visited web pages and images to your
hard drive whether you clicked on them or didn't. This is to
save you from having to re-download the information on your next
visit. It also means that a lot of data is being saved to your
hard drive. Anyone who uses your computer can discover your
Auto-complete: Internet Explorer stores a
record of nearly everything that you type into any web site form
(name, address) and keywords typed into a search engine.
Index.dat: Your index.dat which is not
easily accessible contains sites visited and index of cookies
which can not be erased manually. Even if you clean up your
cache, cookies, and history from within the Internet Explorer,
the index.dat files can not be erased and will continue to store
information about what web sites you have visited and what
cookies have been saved.
Internet Explorer Plug-Ins: Plug-ins
provide functionality that your browser cannot including chat
room and games. You never really know what is being stored
Recent Documents: This lists the most
recently used documents that you have accessed. Any of them can
be opened by clicking on the document's name.
Windows Search History: Windows saves
these files so that when you want to do searches, you don't need
to re-enter the information. This lets others know what you have
Start Menu Run History: Windows stores
these programs in the start menu run text box so that you don't
have to re-enter the information, but it allows others to know
what programs you are using.
Windows Temp. files: Windows saves them
to a special folder normally called \temp. You should clean it
regularly to remove traces of your computer activity and to save
hard drive space.
Open/Save History: Windows records files
opened and files saved, in the registry. Every time you open or
save a file, it displays a list of files accessed which is
easily available to others.
Office Recent Documents: Other than
Recent Documents above, the Office Recent Documents file stores
recently accessed office files - Word, Excel, and Powerpoint,
etc. - in the system registry. They are not deleted when you
delete Recent Documents.
RealPlayer/MediaPlayer saves the Internet location and video /
sound files in the registry for others to see and access.
Other Applications: Most applications and
programs store recently- accessed files and history data. To
prevent others seeing them, you can erase them with Tracks
Eraser Pro's free plug-ins.
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