For those of you new to Windows, and with apologies to old hands, you may be interested to know that Windows stores the address of every web site you’ve ever visited, from the day you first switched on your machine.

This information is stored in a hidden and protected file that you can’t delete by any normal means. Some say this secret file, one of several called index.dat, was put there at the behest of the FBI but whatever its origins, the fact is your PC is spying on you.

There are ways to rid yourself of this unwelcome snooper and for the past few years I’ve been recommending a freeware program called CCleaner (CC originally stood for Crap Cleaner…), and that’s not about to change as the latest version 3 is released. More »

A lot of times we deal difficulty in accessing a number of URL’s due to corrupted local DNS cache. Following are the steps to clear local machine cache for various operating systems:

A) Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7:

1) Click on Start >> All Programs >> Accessories.

2) Open Command Prompt.

3) In the Command Prompt window type in the following command:

C:\>ipconfig /flushdns

4) If it displays a message “Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache” It has removed the DNS cache for your local machine now.
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The browser cache temporarily stores images, scripts, and other parts of websites while you are browsing. This is normally a good thing because this enhances performance and load time.

The browser cache usually works behind the scene: you are unlikely to notice it even exists unless you feel like digging deeper.

But do you know that you can actually have quite a bit of fun viewing your browser cache? Do you know why and how you can clean it? Today’s tutorial is just about that: what you can do with your Firefox cache.

Viewing Your Firefox Cache

The cache statistics and directory location can be viewed in about:cache. Then: More »

Ever notice how each PC has a personality of its own? Or maybe even multiple personalities? In the course of a week, your computer may act friendly, moody, and sometimes downright mean.

However, don’t take a hammer to your PC just yet. The following is a list of common symptoms and treatments to help even the most troublesome PCs. You don’t even have to be a psychologist (at least not yet) to deal with your PC’s neuroses.

Windows 7 and Windows Vista usually manage this automatically, but overall you’ll find that these tips work for all versions of Windows, from Windows 95 to Windows 7.
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AutoComplete not only makes it easier for you to automatically fill in forms and logon to secure sites – it also makes it easier for Trojans and hackers to gain access to your personal data and logon credentials. Here’s how to clear the sensitive data stored by AutoComplete and how to disable the feature to protect yourself from compromise.

1. Open the Firefox browser.

2. From the Firefox menu, select ‘Tools’

3. Select ‘Options’

4. Click ‘Privacy’

5. Click ‘Saved Forms’
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