Re: Got an interesting question for ya'll !
This is an interesting question, and the answer can increase the performance of your computer immensely.
All Temporary files can be deleted prior to sign off of the internet every time or if you are having performance problems of your pc, they can be deleted during your online session at any time. The temporary files are all the fonts pictures, links, music, and everything that the web pages contain that you have visited during that online session. They are not needed unless you will visit that web page again the next time you go online. For me it is just as easy to let the page completely load again.They just take up a lot of disk space, especially if you visit a lot of web pages. A hint, if I find a picture, wav or Mpeg that I want it is easy to retrieve it from temporary files and save to hard disc prior to deleting temporary files.
Cookies are a different story. If you are a member of a lot of services ( banking on the net, dvd clubs, book clubs, horoscopes sent daily etc....) via the net then you probably do not want to delete all of your cookies. I have found out that it is a big hassel to go to the site, and have to remember my login name every time. By not deleting all your cookies the web pages come up with your login name and all you have to do is add your password to sign in. I never store passwords on my pc!!!!!!!!! Never.
Never ever remove all cookies!!
I have found an easy way to find which cookies are needed. Which cookies might be added by spyware or a trojan horse, and how to easily get rid of the ones you don't need. I am explaining this for a novice computer user.
1.Go to Http://www.grisoft.com They have free viral protection. But they also have a spyware program that you can download that will let you know if spyware or trojans are on your computer. Spyware and Trojans add cookies to your computer, So even if you have had one in the past,and gotten rid of it, if you don't manually delete the cookies they can come back. Download and install the program and run it.
It will list all offending cookies.
2.Keep that list handy on your desktop.
3.Open Windows explorer look at the left side of the window that comes up for the explorer program,[ if you have a windows program installed that doesn't show this list, you will see a place where you can click on show files or show tree) then open My computer, open C drive or your main drive that windows is on, open program files and then Windows( opening means the + mark in front of an item listed should be clicked to turn to a - mark) this lists all the files in that program below it. Then you can scroll down and find cookies in the Windows file.
4.Click on the cookies to highlight it, and look to the right. All your cookies will be listed.
5.You can hover your mouse button over each of the files to see if it matches the list.
6.Right click on each file that matches those from the list on your desk top, and delete it. It will ask if you want to send it to the recycle bin. Click yes.
7. Once you have gone through the list, and removed all the cookies that the software found, then you can go through the list in your explorer again and remove any other cookies that you know for sure you do not need.
If you do this on a regular basis you will know which ones you want to keep. If you don't know what a cookie is for, right click on it, and click the properties from the menu that comes up. This should tell you where the cookie came from. If it is from a software program that you want access to the net, or from a service on the net you are signed up for, do not delete it. Otherwise get rid of it!
8.Once you are done, make sure you open the recycle bin and delete all files sent there.
This is time consuming, the first time but when you are online, you will have less pop-ups, less programs getting files from the net while you are trying to do something else, which causes a computer to have performance problems while online. I hope this helped you with your question, and also on how to get rid of those nasty cookies!
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