two hardrive experiment for security

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Perris Calderon, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    two hardrive experiment

    I just read the following;

    If you are concerned about someone tracking your activity on you local PC, the CONTENT.IE5 folders contain everything. You can view them if you place your drive in another PC.

    could someone try to find this file for me if it really exists...if it does, it's important to somehow create a method for getting to this file on any os
     
  2. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    Yes its true. You don't have to swap out your HDD to see it.

    Content.IE5 is the back end of Temporary Internet Files and History.

    Its all under X:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.ie5\

    X:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\History\Content.ie5

    Clean out (You may want to use a file wipe method) the Temporary Internet Files and History then use Spider to eliminate the index.dat entries and its clean.

    Spider will show you exactly what traces are left and where.

    I use Spider, MRU Blaster's Plugins and my logon script to catch the rest.
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    thanx buddy, though I would like to be able to view the file without swapping out hardrives

    **miss you
     
  4. lad_in_brum

    lad_in_brum OSNN Addict

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    I hope you dont mind me asking on this thread..... 'spider' and 'MRU Blaster's Plugins' ? what are they and what do they do?
     
  5. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    you dont need to swap out hard drives...Just manually enter that path in...you cant browse to it in explorer...
     
  6. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Of course you can browse to it in Explorer... you just need to know how to!
     
  7. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    as I recall, the Content.ie5 folder is invisible and you cant navigate there....
     
  8. silis

    silis The bum.

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    For those that don't change their folder options//view settings... YES. it is invisible. and also, it is just TEMP storage of websites you visit. (CTL+N when you are in the folder right before it.)If you want kicks and giggles.. set your Internet options (for IE)///Temporary Internet File Settings//Size to 0. and never have to worry about this. Or you can just create a batch script in autoexec.bat that will deltree blah.blah.blah.blah and then once agian. you wont have to worry about it.

    The BIGGEST problem with the temp. internet folder is it's SIZE!!! IE automatically sets this to roughly 1/10 (or somthing like that) the size of you HDD. Do you really want your TEMPORARY files taking up 2GB of space????? set this to 10 MB and your set. (or zero. - not sure exactly what that would do though) There is no need to panic over this. and there is NOTHING uber about poking around in that folder... (Unless you are doing something you shouldn't be doing AND more than one person uses that computer.)
     
  9. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    strange. I always have view everything, hide nothing in my folder options and the sucker was still invisible to me. shrugs. Its been awhile since I had to muck around in that folder...looking for swf's??
     
  10. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    edit;

    unhide your folders from windows explorer, not internet explorer, apply to all folders.

    enter the path above in run

    change the drive to whatever drive you have your temp files on, change the user to your user name

    that works here
     
  11. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    Perris, like I said you need to manually enter that path in. browse to your temp internet files folder then in the explorer path add: \Content.ie5\
     
  12. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Log in as administrator and view your user profile. You can delete the content.ie5, index.dat, etc, noone seems to like this idea though. I always post it and noone likes it :shrugs:
     
  13. silis

    silis The bum.

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    Heh. Yup. thats even easier.
     
  14. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I just browse to it in explorer and erm.. destroy the damn folder. :p
     
  15. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I love this method...it's my method of choice to j79, and I suggest this method also

    however, I wanted to look at this file that I ws told could only be seen from another os.

    in fact it can be seen from your current os, and even the user you are logged in with.
     
  16. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    It's hidden along with the Protected Operating System Files (option).