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Agentlaidlaw

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#1 14 years ago

http://www.windows-sucks.com/

Good site. Tells you a lot of things M$ does.

Take a look at this: http://www.windows-sucks.com/content/ms-hidden-files.shtml

2. SEEING IS BELIEVING No. Enabling Windows Explorer to "show all files" does not show the files in mention. No. DOS does not list the files after receiving a proper directory listing from root. And yes. Microsoft intentionally disabled the "Find" utility from searching through one of the folders. Oh, but that's not all. Just from one of these files I would be able to tell you which web sites you previously visited, what types of things you search for in search engines, and probably gather your ethnicity, religion, and sexual preference. Needless to say one can build quite a profile on you from these files. It has the potential to expose and humiliate -- putting your marriage, friendship, and corporation at risk. Here's one good example of the forensic capabilities. "I've been reading your article as I have a problem with an employee of mine. He has been using the work's PC for the internet and using it to chat and look at porn sites. He was then deleting the cookies and history in order to cover his tracks. A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of this site and your article. I have found it to be incredibly useful . . ." -- Concerned Boss, 8/24/01 One more thing. They contain your browsing history at ALL times. Even after you have instructed Microsoft Internet Explorer to clear your history/cache. And so the saying goes, "seeing is believing." To see for yourself simply do as you would normally do to clear your browsing history. Go to Internet Options under your Control Panel. Click on the [Clear History] and [Delete Files] buttons. (Make sure to include all offline content.) So, has your browsing history been cleared? One would think so. Skipping the to chase here. These are the names and locations of the "really hidden files": c:\windows\history\history.ie5\index.dat c:\windows\tempor~1\content.ie5\index.dat If you have upgraded MSIE several times, they might have alternative names of mm256.dat and mm2048.dat, and may also be located here: c:\windows\tempor~1\ c:\windows\history\ Not to mention the other alternative locations under: c:\windows\profiles\%user%\... c:\windows\application data\... c:\windows\local settings\... c:\windows\temp\... c:\temp\... (or as defined in your autoexec.bat.) FYI, there are a couple other index.dat files that get hidden as well, but they are seemingly not very important. See if you can find them.

M$ is the bigest spyware, virus out there.




M!tch Advanced Member

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#2 14 years ago

so what are we supposed to do? use one of the many variations of linux and end up getting confused by linux geeks and their pet penguin? or get a mac and stop playing games?


Thinking about it.



marvinmatthew

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#3 14 years ago
M!tchso what are we supposed to do? use one of the many variations of linux and end up getting confused by linux geeks and their pet penguin? or get a mac and stop playing games?

Well put.




Revenge Advanced Member

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#4 14 years ago

Moved from Tech Discussion to Spam Forum.




Rookie Advanced Member

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#5 14 years ago

Ack. Damn you, I was about to move this. Speed hax. :p




Dipship

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#6 14 years ago

Yeah, I found the 'content.ie5' folder by accident years ago using winrar.

There was stuff that I had downloaded many weeks previously that wasn't erased after normal cleanup programs.

I've made a shortcut to it so I can go in there regularly and manually wipe everything.


When in doubt, gas it!



Nemmerle Forum Moderator

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#7 14 years ago

/me kisses Opera.

Why's this in spam anyway?




ToXiC Hawk

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#8 14 years ago

*runs*




Dipship

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#9 14 years ago
Nemmerle/me kisses Opera. Why's this in spam anyway?

Heh, I've just recently begun using Opera.

So far, I like.


When in doubt, gas it!



Mast3rofPuppets Advanced Member

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#10 14 years ago
M!tchso what are we supposed to do? use one of the many variations of linux and end up getting confused by linux geeks and their pet penguin? or get a mac and stop playing games?

Yepp, Microsoft has our balls in a vise. I've tried Linux. It was good but there's one problem: Everything is made for Windows!




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