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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 9 years ago

How to remove those downloaded files which are hidden and unwanted or useless?

In my laptop, my documents folders contains only limited files and this folder's space is just 110 m.b but when I go to documents and setting folder then this folder is of 1.8 GB so am very shocked that I never save that plenty of data but then I realized these are that files which are download automatically during net surfing but how to remove them because all folders are hidden and am affraid if I delete hidden folder then it will harmful. Windows folder also holds over 5 G.B of disk space. One of my friend told me to use "C Cleaner" software to remove these unwanted files but before use I want to confirm that does it software is fine to get over on this issue or will u recommend me any other soffware? Any answer is Wel Come

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  • 9 years ago
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    CCleaner is a safe and good program.

    I recommend it and use it regularly.

    > CCleaner: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

    Notes:

    Just use CCleaner on its default settings until you research the advanced ones.

    Default is safe and thorough as it is.

    Also, when you use CCleaner's registry cleaner, be sure to allow it to back up any changes it is going to make before it makes them.

    Finally, that Tune Up Utilities as suggested above seems to be a good program (I've never used it), but is only a 15 day trial.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Yeah what these guys said CCleaner. Its like the best product out there. Makes your laptop orncomputer a hell of a lot faster.

  • 9 years ago

    CCleaner is an awesome tool. However I would recommend TuneUp Utilities.

    http://www.tune-up.com/download/

    I used this when my computer was running slow after I had run a virus scan.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    CC works decently, but extracting these files you mention as an "afterthought" strategy, is an exceptionally poor one.

    That way assumes all things incoming are harmless and benign, and can be eliminated with a couple of mouse clicks; whereas the reality is completely the opposite.

    "Stock" browsers are junk magnets and automatically bring back all kinds of malware.

    "Legit" advertisers & malware purveyors leverage this auto-fetch aspect to deliver their scum...and while you sleep the is someone in the world working hard to figure out new ways to deliver the garbage.

    Users must boost their own defenses these days, and be ready to amplify in a jiffy.

    Stop using Internet Explorer right this minute.

    Get Firefox or Chrome as your default browser for everyday surfing.

    The following tips help, but methods ("vectors") are dynamic.

    FIREFOX: Tools> Options> Privacy> top drop menu set to "Firefox will use custom settings..."> Check 'Accept Cookies from sites'

    ►Un-Check 'Accept 3rd Party cookies'.

    Effective add-on's (Official Mozilla) are here:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/collections/dunbar-papp...

    AdBlock Plus (with 'subscription' added) & "Better Privacy" also help defray rubbish.

    ►► At minimum, get the #1 item for malware prevention: NoScript, which constrains automagically fetching & deployment of tainted assets.

    [see this page for how it works, and how to use it...very straight forward; http://noscript.net/features#contentblocking

    CHROME> wrench icon> Preferences> Under the hood> Content settings> Cookies (heading): tick "Allow local data..." & "Ignore exceptions and block 3rd party..."> close tab.

    Add-on's for Chrome:

    AdBlock Plus (with 'subscription' added).

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search?q=ad+blo...

    "KB SSL Enforcer" add-on: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flcpelgc...

    Another 'privacy' setting I recommend, also in "Content settings" >tick " Do not allow any site to track my physical location", and uncheck "Allow background applications to run".

    INTERNET EXPLORER does not handle 3rd party assets very well (or anything else) and won't give nearly the control as Firefox or Chrome. It is garbage.

    Use at your own risk.

    And, get these installed: ►"HOSTS file" (from mvps.org) which blocks evil webpage assets from re-directs which install malware or trashware. (Vista requires special instructions; on-page link)

    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

    SpywareBlaster (snoopware prevention and hostfile guardian); http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.htm...

    Preventing malicious assaults is far easier than curing them.

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