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R. Profitt: RE: Your cleanup utility tool kit

by fjb / March 11, 2004 10:25 PM PST

I have been using the same utilities for quite some time that you list for people to use, however i have added another called MRU BLASTER which clears the registry of most recently used web pages, it's actually more of a privacy/security thing then damaging parasites, but it does keep the reg. cleaned of MRU's. The first time i used the utility it found over 900 and cleaned them. You are probably aware it it but just in case here is the web page. Frank Bishop

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Re:R. Profitt: RE: Your cleanup utility tool kit
by Cursorcowboy / March 11, 2004 10:41 PM PST

It looks like "TweakUI" can be used for things like this, which is what I use.

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Re:R. Profitt: RE: Your cleanup utility tool kit is likely noted...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2004 11:12 PM PST

There are many replies in the original posting. The problem revolves around how to keep the list down to a manageable number plus pick items that do no harm (except to the pests.)

Since no pest removal is being done by removing recently visited web sites, that's more of a privacy/system cleaning item and not a pest remover.

If you want to make a collection of system/privacy cleaning tools, do that and make a post about it?


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Re:Re:R. Profitt: RE: Your cleanup utility tool kit is likely noted...
by fjb / March 11, 2004 11:21 PM PST

Sorry I mentioned it, I guess from now on I will just hang out at

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Confused by your response.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 11, 2004 11:38 PM PST

The tool is noteworthy, but outside the intent of the parasite removal. There is a need for a Paranoia Suite. MRUBLASTER, 12GHOSTS (?) and others may make a good start.

Maybe you could select five with links and be sure to note the side-effects?

The reason to stop at five is that is a human factors number of what a group of items that people can grapple with.

If you can bring a procedure down to 5 (or less) steps, then the chances of repeated success is very high. Same story for assembling of a product. Five parts or less and people seem to be able to assemble it.

You get the idea.


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