Index.dat files, Is it safe to have a program erase *all* of them each shutdown?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Edmonton_Guy, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. Edmonton_Guy

    Edmonton_Guy Guest

    Me again,

    I was also wondering about index.dat files. I've read very little
    about them but all I've heard is that they are spy files and Micro$oft
    won't devulge too much information as to why they exist. Can I safely
    add all of these "index.dat" files safely to a shutdown cleaner
    without any problems?

    I'm no conspiracy nut or anything but you've got to wonder why your
    computer in your bedroom is spying on you!

    Thanks again,

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    Edmonton_Guy, Sep 20, 2005
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  2. I don't know what MS's explanation is for DAT files, but if you stop and
    think for a minute, why would any company want to spy on 1,200,000,000
    individual people? There's no way to put all that data together to make
    sense to anybody but the Gestapo. So what if John Doe visited the Home
    Shopping Network site in April of 2003? I sometimes run CCleaner, which
    in it's normal course of duties automatically nukes this type of file.
    Ain't no thang.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Sep 20, 2005
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  3. Edmonton_Guy

    Unk Guest

    Unk, Sep 20, 2005
  4. Edmonton_Guy

    Shep© Guest


    Index files should be deleted on a regularly basis as they will be
    re-created anyway fresh and clean by the system :)
    Shep©, Sep 20, 2005
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