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Index.dat Analyzer

By Systenance Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This free application thwarts anyone trying to read your index.dat files to ascertain your Web surfing habits, but falls short of completely removing all tracks.

Index.dat Analyzer offers a simple file menu and toolbar interface with two major panes for listing and viewing your index.dat files. Almost immediately after firing up this application, it displays the index.dat files found in the Internet Explorer cache. A drop-down box helps you easily view contents by category. A filtering feature narrows the file list to help you easily find a particular trace. You can selectively remove items merely by checking tick boxes, or you can quickly select all, to wipe them immediately.

The files are cleaned, but not to any governmental specifications. This utility also does not clean any other Web surfing traces from your computer. While many users may not understand index.dat files, this application is easy to use and helps anyone interested in protecting a computer from prying eyes.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2

Version 2 search option added.

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added April 11, 2007
Version 2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows Me/2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 168,116
Downloads Last Week 6
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Developer's Description

Index.dat files are hidden files on your computer that contain all tracks of your online activity, where have you been on Internet, what sites you visited, list of URL-s, files and documents you recently accessed. Index.dat files stored on your computer are obviously a potential privacy threat as they can be found and viewed without your knowledge.

Index.dat Analyzer is a simple tool to view and delete the content of index.dat files that contain references to cookies, browser history and cached pages. The entries are normally not removed by simply clearing the cache in your browser. Index.dat Analyzer enables you to review those entries, and optionally delete them, or extract files to a different folder.