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I can do the basic "Internet Options" ..."Delete Cookies" , etc ... and clear history. I can do disc clean-up. But when I go to 'history' and 'search' and type in the letter "a" (for example) it comes up with a bunch of stuff that I would rather have deleted. What am I missing? I run ad-aware frequently along with spybot s&d. Any ideas?
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I would run ATF Cleaner if I were you

Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune.
This program is for XP and Windows 2000 onlyDouble-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
Under Main choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
If you use Firefox browserClick Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
If you use Opera browserClick Opera at the top and choose: Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.
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Thanks ... but that didn't work.
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anyone else have any ideas???

Edited by cold_shot, 09 January 2008 - 07:59 PM.

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Hello cold_shot...

Try turning off the AutoComplete features in your browsers and clear the forms. If you need help with this, I'll need to know which browser you are using.

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No ... it isn't the search bar. It is when I go to History and search from there. (BTW, I tried your suggestion and it didn't work.) I use Internet Explorer.

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Would do no harm to try another free cleaning utility, cold_shot. This one is the most popular and quite safe provided you use it only for the cleaning module and leave it's built-in Registry Cleaner alone (it's a tool labelled "Issues"). We don't recommend using Registry Cleaners from anywhere as they can 'break' Windows, but the Cleaner module of this utility is quite harmless, I use it every day.

"Ccleaner": http://www.ccleaner.com/

When you've installed it, tick all the options for Internet Explorer (including "Delete index.dat files") then click "Run Cleaner"
When you select "Delete index.dat files" you'll get a warning pop-up telling you they will be deleted next time you re-boot ('cos they can't be deleted while Windows is running). This is normal, don't worry about it. Index.dat files keep a record of visited websites so deleting them is a good security measure -- it can't be done manually any more since NTFS came on the scene.
Give Cleaner a try -- hope it works.

Important: Make sure IE is closed before you run Ccleaner (it can't delete IE files while IE is running)

Edited by pip22, 14 January 2008 - 08:34 AM.

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Yes!! Finally!! pip22, thanks a million. Everything is now gone.
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Glad it worked for you, cold_shot. No wonder Ccleaner is the number one cleanup tool! Just proves that sometimes the free stuff is better than some of the junk you have to pay for.

Edited by pip22, 15 January 2008 - 09:21 AM.

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