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#1 sikntired

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

Being a novice to tech-savvy I often peruse this forum trying to keep abreast of technology and what programs aid in the prevention and removal of malware. Thanks to the dedicated members of the MRT I have learned the "do's and don'ts" for the most part. However I have noticed on occasion  that TFC by Old Timer has been recommended to remove Temporary Internet Files. Can't the same be achieved in deleting browsing history? If this sounds like a stupid question, sorry......just trying to understand. BTW my os is win7x64 ie9.

 

thanks in advance, sure do appreciate the support.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:25 PM

TFC removes much more than browsing history, and in fact it requires a reboot to complete the job.  You can read more detail about it here:

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/tfc/

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

FYI: While TFC is good, I don't like it cleaning out everything on an infected system before I see comprehensive logs created by other tools. I want to know what's inside the temp folders as that often gives a clue to what we are dealing with if malware is found hiding there and how to proceed with disinfection.


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#4 sikntired

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:45 AM

Thanks for your input Orange Blossom, quietman7. Can't help thinking back that using TFC once a week was recommended by MRT member after providing assistance

 

to remove malware/virus. Is that a routine that you would subscribe to or would you advise against even though a system appears free of infection?

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:29 PM

Can't help thinking back that using TFC once a week was recommended by MRT member after providing assistance

Hi -

You would run a program like TFC after a clean Malware scan.

 

Many forums have a list of directions that include not to run any Temp File cleaners or make other changes to your computer while you wait for a Malware response Expert to help you.

 

:mellow: Sorry but I have not fully read the latest version from our Directions to get Malware Assistance - Recently changed with a forum upgrade.

 

TFC is a very good tool to be used on any "generally clean" computer, but not if you are waiting for an Expert to help you

 

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