This is probably a dumb question but, can websites delete files on your computer hard drive?
Is it possible that websites you visit in your browser, can delete files on your hard drive.
- keerokLv 71 month ago
Yes, it is highly possible, if given the right permissions. All it takes is for a remote script to get activated by say, a mouse click, for it to happen.
- Gordon BLv 61 month ago
They should be able to delete things like cookies etc related to that site.
If the site is something more complex like google or Microsoft office sites they would have more access (I use plex and it can delete server files but only when allowed).
In general no but if you allow them or they use some exploit then yes.
- scott bLv 71 month ago
No. A website can't do that. Malware loaded ON a website can, however.
- Sasha WhitefurLv 71 month ago
Only through, Ransom Ware. If you keep good backups, on separate media, you are relatively, safe!
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- 1 month ago
Only for data specific to that site, such as local storage of a saved online game.