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#1 JRSwindow

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 02:41 PM

Hi,

When I erase my personal data in FF it also erases personal data in IE. This is only a recent problem. The only thing I have changed on the computer in between when this didn't happen, and since it has, is that I added a java plugin.


Does anyone know why this may be?

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 03:22 PM

What personal data? Where were you keeping this personal data in Firefox?
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Posted 18 January 2007 - 03:36 PM

With what program do you do that?

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 04:21 PM

I don't know where the firefox private data is stored.

I have FF set so that upon closing it asks me if I want to erase private data such as: history, cookies, cache, saved passwords etc.

Now when I do this it is erasing the history in IE. IE's temp internet files remain intact however.

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:14 PM

How strange. I was curious enough to see if I could get IE history to delete and tried different things with Firefox. Even rebooted and the history is still there in IE. Not saying it is not possible. There are security programs that will automatically delete history in IE when you close the browser. if you want them to. I think Spybot has that as one of its options. Or maybe it is some extension in FF. I am using IE6 and FF 1.5.0.9.
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 10:00 PM

Thanks for trying buddy215. I'm running IE 7 and FF 2.0.0.1. If that makes any diff.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 03:05 AM

Are you running programms like Spywareblaster, Adaware or Ccleaner. Do you run during startup any of these programs?

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 01:05 AM

No, I don't run any of those programs. I have tried to install and run adaware in the past, but it always shuts down my computer (that is a problem for another day).

The only program like that I run is windows defender.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 05:41 AM

perhaps you could do this test to rule out any malware issues and post the results.




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