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Index.dat Scanner

By ExtraMile Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This free application rapidly scans for Index.dat files stored on your PC; unfortunately, it doesn't do a thing about them. Index.dat Scanner is meant to be a companion to other privacy tools that actually delete files. Its purpose is to search your computer to be certain the other software worked, and that's about it. When you run Index.dat Scanner, it immediately goes to work creating a list of any leftover files on your hard drive from browsing. The interface is straightforward; you'll be able to save the list and take a look at the software they recommend to remove the files. This program may be useful if you need to make sure your current privacy tools are working, but other than that, you'd do better selecting a utility that scans and deletes Index.dat files.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added December 7, 2005
Version 1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server


Total Downloads 15,643
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Developer's Description

Are you using a privacy tool which claims to delete index.dat files. Does it really delete them. Find out by using our Index.dat Scanner. The included help file explains everything you wanted to know about index.dat files.