Remove Temporary Internet Files

Temporary Internet files can make you the next identity theft victim.

Do you surf the web on a regular basis?

If so, your hard drive is packed full of temporary Internet file data. Temporary Internet files slow down your system and put you at risk for identity theft, America's fastest growing crime.

The temporary Internet file information stored on your computer includes everything from logs of web sites you have visited and records of every term you have searched for to recoverable copies of deleted e-mails and personal information such as passwords and credit card numbers.

Temporary Internet Files Put Your Privacy and Identity at Risk

From temporary Internet file records, employers can see every website you've visited, and other users can easily find bits of your personal information. Spyware, Trojan horses, viruses, and worms can also access temporary Internet file data and send out your personal information over the Internet.

Although some temporary Internet file data, such as browsing history, can be deleted by your web browser, this information can still be accessed with recovery software.

Additionally, index.dat files stored on your computer contain temporary Internet file data that includes a record of every web site visited. These files are designated as system files and are not automatically deleted. These files cannot be accessed by viewing hidden files or searching for index.dat files in Windows Explorer.

Only advanced temporary Internet file removal software such as temporary Internet file eraser SecureClean can permanently remove these temporary Internet files.

Where Temporary Internet File Information Is Stored:

  • Address Bar - Clicking on the drop-down arrow on the right of the address bar will display a list of the URL's you have typed in. This temporary Internet file data can compromise your privacy.
  • Auto-Complete - A feature that stores almost anything typed into a web site form including passwords, names, addresses, and search terms. Temporary Internet file data stored by Auto-Complete is not securely protected and can be stolen by spyware or viruses.
  • Browser History - While surfing the Internet browsers keep a full log of visited sites. This temporary Internet file information can be accessed by websites you visit and by anyone using your computer.
  • Cache - Web page information such as images and documents that are automatically saved to the hard drive for faster loading of that page in the future. Free up space on your hard drive by removing temporary Internet file information from the cache.
  • Cookies - Cookies are small temporary Internet file bits that are both stored and sent out by web browsers. Many companies use cookies to log surfing patterns and to obtain information for advertising purposes. Protect your privacy by removing temporary Internet file cookies.
  • "Deleted" Files - Deleting a file or folder does not erase your data. Windows only deletes the file record, not the contents of a file. As a result, the free space of your hard drive is filled with recoverable files including temporary Internet files. Deleted e-mails, browser histories, and other sensitive temporary Internet file data can be recovered unless permanently deleted and overwritten.
  • Index.dat Files - Index.dat files are hidden files in multiple directories that keep a record of temporary Internet file information including a record of all web sites visited. Deleting the cache, browser history, and cookies does not remove the information contained in index.dat files.
  • Recycle Bin - Windows copies files to the Recycle Bin when deleted. These files can be recovered even after they have been emptied out of the Recycle Bin
  • Search Terms - Browsers such as Internet Explorer keep a record of every term entered into search engines such as Google and Yahoo. This temporary Internet file information will be automatically displayed when the first letter of a search term is typed into a search engine.

SecureClean - Temporary Internet File Removal Software

SecureClean automatically removes temporary Internet files that compromise your privacy and put you at risk for identity theft. SecureClean allows you to clean up Windows data and to completely remove temporary Internet files.

Temporary Internet File Removal With DoD Approved Technology

DoD approved temporary Internet file removal Use SecureClean for temporary Internet file removal at Department of Defense standards.

Because temporary Internet files should be permanently removed, the US Department of Defense created file removal guidelines known as the DoD 5220.22-M standard.

WhiteCanyon Software, Inc, the creator of the SecureClean, is one of only five companies in the world to have its software products listed as approved by the US Department of Defense.

That's why government agencies, financial institutions, and major Fortune 500 companies have all chosen SecureClean to remove temporary Internet files.

Temporary Internet File Removal and More:

  • Easily remove all temporary Internet file records and other old data
  • Scan your hard drive for temporary Internet file data that is recoverable
  • Recoverable temporary Internet file data is automatically sorted as high, medium, or low risk
  • Features an easy-to-use drag and drop file shredder right on your desktop
  • Schedule temporary Internet file cleaning daily, weekly, or automatically when you shut down
  • Features password protection, automatic updates, and other customizable features
  • Supports multiple hard drives, flash drives, ZIP disks, and other types of removable media
  • Windows 7, 8, and 10 compatible

Remove temporary Internet files with Department of Defense approved technology—use SecureClean to remove browsing history, cookies, and cache files. Learn more about SecureClean and temporary Internet file removal.