Temp internet files

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May 6, 2009 at 11:39:11
Specs: Windows 98 se, 1.495 GHz / 255 MB
I am running windows98se and use IE6 as well as Opera for my browsers. I know that IE has temp internet files that I can delete perodically. Does anyone know if Opera has a similar function? If so, how?

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#1
May 6, 2009 at 15:04:32
I don't know anything about Opera but CCleaner will do a better job of removing those files.

http://majorgeeks.com/download4191....


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#2
May 6, 2009 at 19:46:37
"Does anyone know if Opera has a similar function?"

Of course it does. Click Tools > Delete Private Data....& if you wanna see what will be removed, click Detailed Options


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#3
May 7, 2009 at 09:51:51
Jam, I went where you said and under the details there is a list of a hundred or more sites. Is this something that Opera puts in? If not, how can I delete them? This was a previously owned computer.

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#4
May 7, 2009 at 10:19:25
"I went where you said and under the details there is a list of a hundred or more sites. Is this something that Opera puts in?"

No, Opera doesn't put those in, that is the list of sites that have been visited by the user. All you have to do is click DELETE.

http://portal.opera.com/discover/?f...


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#5
May 7, 2009 at 11:22:31
Sorry to bother again. I selected delete all cookies and hit delete. When I checked back, under manage cookies, they were all still there.

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#6
May 7, 2009 at 11:53:46
bluejay

Every time you log on you will create some cookies.


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#7
May 7, 2009 at 12:38:38
I understand , but there are over 100 in that list. Alot of them are sites I have never been to. I googled, and some of them relate to spyware and fake antivirus sites etc. This is right after deleting and just opening the browser. It is like they are not being deleted. I hate to delete them one by one.

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#8
May 7, 2009 at 12:51:04
Then try running malwarebytes.

http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebyt...


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#9
May 7, 2009 at 13:06:45
I am familar with malwarebytes but it is not supported in windows 98. I tried to use it when I first got this machine. I used Avast to clean it out and get it running. It belonged to an older person who I think clicked on everything there was. I have it running pretty smoothly, but was trying to optomize as well as possible.

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#10
May 7, 2009 at 13:32:59
Try Spybot S&D instead. Win98se is OK.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/spybot...


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#11
May 7, 2009 at 14:44:13
I have tried in the past to install spybot but cannot. After I install it and attempt to open, It goes through the loading process and hangs have to close with ctl alt del. I just attempted again with the same results.

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#12
May 7, 2009 at 15:29:57
Try running Spybot from safe mode. Did you try CCleaner?

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#13
May 8, 2009 at 11:50:27
Tried safe mode to no avail. I did run ccleaner which got rid of some other usless junk. You said you didn't know much about Opera. The list I am speaking of is under manage cookies (cookie manager) and is similar to the list of restricted sites that you would find in Spywareblaster. That is why I thought maybe it was Operas version of that because I installed Opera on this machine myself and there are sites listed that I have never visited.

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#14
May 8, 2009 at 12:41:52
If you can't install or run Spybot S&D then you may well be infected with something. Either that or your installation is NG.

I just thought of something. Even on WinXP with a 64 bit processor Spybot takes a good amount of time to open. Maybe you aren't waiting long enough.


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#15
May 8, 2009 at 13:33:45
As I said earlier, I had this same problem before. I had spybot installed previously and was working fine but then it developed problems so I uninstalled it. Reinstalled and still wouldn't work. I have installed and unistalled several times, even from different download sites. Even tried older versions. Two odd things I noticed when installing it shows a list of the components it is going to install, and the one named MAIN is greyed out. After installation it goes to download more files and where it states how many kb are being downloaded and is left all but the letters KB are jibberish. Upon opening it says loading spybot and the progress bar fills completely but stops. Ctl alt del shows not responding. So I kill it. My Avast and Spywareblaster work ok, but most other online scanners don't support 98.

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#16
May 8, 2009 at 13:46:01
If some of the files are greyed out then you may still have at least a partial installation.

Look manually for the folder using Windows Explorer and manually delete. Then use the registry module in Ccleaner to cleanup the remainder. Then run the Cleaner module in CCleaner. Reboot and then try Spybot again. I suggest you get a new download.

http://www.safer-networking.org/ind...


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#17
May 8, 2009 at 14:51:12
I have done all of that before. I did it all over again with no joy. This time when uninstalling I sent a comment to safer networking. Maybe they will reply.

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#18
May 8, 2009 at 15:35:38
Generally speaking it is best to install programs without anything other programs running. Try installing Spybot while in Safe Mode.

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#19
May 9, 2009 at 08:15:32
Tried but it can't be done as it needs an internet connection. Unlike XP, 98 doesn't appear to have the safe mode with networking option.

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#20
May 9, 2009 at 08:29:51
You download the file on Windows regular mode and then install in Safe Mode. Download to the desktop so you can find it readily.

Malware sometimes makes an effort to block installing or deleting anything. Kind of like a survival mechanism.


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#21
May 9, 2009 at 09:42:52
Which version of Opera are you running? I have Opera v9.64

Like I said, go to Tools > Delete private data > Detailed Options, then put a check next to whichever options you want deleted...then click DELETE.

If that doesn't work for you, fire up CCleaner, click on the Applications tab, make sure all boxes are selected under Opera, then run the Cleaner.

Other than that, you can try deleting the cookies manually. I don't use Win98 so I can only tell you where they're stored in XP on my PC:

C: > Documents & Settings > jam >Application Data > Opera > Opera > profile

All cookies are stored in a single file named cookies4.dat


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#22
May 9, 2009 at 11:16:14
OtheHill, That is exactly how I did it, however during the installation, it needs to connect to the internet to download more files. I know that XP has safe mode with networking but apparently 98 does not. Jam, I have version 9.63. I did exactly what you said before. I may be calling this list by the wrong name. If you go tools>delete private data>detailed options>manage cookies that is the list I am refering to called cookie manager.

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#23
May 9, 2009 at 15:34:33
You can run it without updating. Good chance it will still catch most items.

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#24
May 10, 2009 at 09:27:59
"If you go tools>delete private data>detailed options>manage cookies that is the list I am refering to called cookie manager"

OK, I understand that, but are you clicking the DELETE button on the screen before that?


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#25
May 10, 2009 at 15:18:32
"This was a previously owned computer."
it has been my experience, that with used computers, it just best to format, and reinstall the OS. You don't know what the previous owner did , legally & illegally.

larry


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#26
May 11, 2009 at 09:38:18
Jam, Yes that is what I am doing. I can't believe that the list is cookies, since I installed Opera my self, and have never gone to most of the sites contained in it. Some are porn and I have NEVER gone there. Also I only use Opera on a few sites that I have an active x problem on all others are IE. Is that a restricted sites list perhaps?Larry, I do not have the install discs and am not having any problems since I got everything up and running. Just trying to tweak things up.

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#27
May 11, 2009 at 13:52:16
Are you the only person that uses that computer? Those sites came from somewhere, they didn't just on to your system by themselves.

Did you try deleting the cookies4.dat file?


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#28
May 11, 2009 at 14:51:20
Yes I am the only person with acess to this computer. No I didn't delete the file. Mine is in a slightly different location. Will try in the morning when I am back here.

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#29
May 11, 2009 at 15:06:08
Did you ever try CCleaner?

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#30
May 12, 2009 at 07:32:55
Yes I have used ccleaner several times.

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