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Old 07-05-2015, 05:17 AM
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Is there a way to delete them and not my saved passwords? I have IE and windows 7.
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Old 07-05-2015, 05:22 AM
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Start, run, type cookies, delete


But its been a while. Ive had a mac for a long time now
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try a program from piriform called "CCleaner"
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try a program from piriform called "CCleaner"
Thanks

I did find a way to only do cookies - internet options then after a few steps it did say cookies only and supposedly saved passwords - but it did not.

But still same old slow speed and the "working icon" is going all the time.

I have some Norton stuff that says Tuned up every so often but not sure that is doing anything - maybe just time for a new laptop...This has to be 6 or 7maybe older - a HP pavilion G series....just can hear the fan going almost all the time and the thing hangs up once in a while - slower than it should be
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have you blown all the vents clean with compressed air?
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
have you blown all the vents clean with compressed air?
thanks I thought this was a joke first but I see your point- is it safe to just blow air in with out taking anything apart - it does seem to be running warm.

see pic - will post in a sec form another browser....

So I just blow air in here?

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I would say to have someone install an SSD boot drive with a fresh install of windows on it but honestly laptops are almost cheap enough these days that it's better to just replace it.

If everything else is still perfect I'd say upgrade it but if you can swing it you'd be happier with a new one. The parts under the hood have gotten so much better in the last few years the older one's just can't compete.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
thanks I thought this was a joke first but I see your point- is it safe to just blow air in with out taking anything apart - it does seem to be running warm.

see pic - will post in a sec form another browser....

So I just blow air in here?

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yes, you can also open the cd tray and shoot the air in there, I have found that it comes out of the vents better that way.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Is there a way to delete them and not my saved passwords? I have IE and windows 7.
Saving passwords for websites is a huge security risk. I recommend you learn your passwords/change them regularly and delete everything.
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How about removing cookies from a MAC..
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Old 07-05-2015, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
How about removing cookies from a MAC..
I've never worked on a Mac. Here is the results of an internet search for internet cookies.

Cookies are messages that web servers pass to your web browser when you visit Internet sites. Your browser stores each message in a small file, called cookie.txt . When you request another page from the server, your browser sends the cookie back to the server.Mar 12, 2015

I delete everything from my browser session before closing Firefox. I don't want websites to have the ability to create and maintain cookies on my PC as I don't know how they use the information they collect from me. I just checked my browser settings and could not find a place to prevent the creation of cookies.

I don't trust the government and I don't trust the operators of websites. The less they know of me the happier I am.

I think it is okay if you delete the cookies from a Mac. The Mac's browser should act the same as a PC browser.
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read something on dockside about private browsing with windows. Not sure how that works.

In this case, same website was charging two different prices for airline tickets. Higher of course with a return customer with cookies it appeared.
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Originally Posted by saltwaters View Post
Saving passwords for websites is a huge security risk. I recommend you learn your passwords/change them regularly and delete everything.
Really?



In today's world there is no way you can remember all your user ID's and passwords.

How about just using something like a free version of this? https://lastpass.com/
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Originally Posted by saltwaters View Post
I've never worked on a Mac. Here is the results of an internet search for internet cookies.

Cookies are messages that web servers pass to your web browser when you visit Internet sites. Your browser stores each message in a small file, called cookie.txt . When you request another page from the server, your browser sends the cookie back to the server.Mar 12, 2015

I delete everything from my browser session before closing Firefox. I don't want websites to have the ability to create and maintain cookies on my PC as I don't know how they use the information they collect from me. I just checked my browser settings and could not find a place to prevent the creation of cookies.

I don't trust the government and I don't trust the operators of websites. The less they know of me the happier I am.

I think it is okay if you delete the cookies from a Mac. The Mac's browser should act the same as a PC browser.


Thank you...
The only cookies I have deal with are the ones fresh from the oven.
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Originally Posted by osudaddy View Post
Really?



In today's world there is no way you can remember all your user ID's and passwords.

How about just using something like a free version of this? https://lastpass.com/
Many websites have switched over to 'your email address is your user id' so that eliminates half the problem.

For passwords, use phraseology. You can always write password tips on a piece of paper (not stored on the computer) and hide it where no one can find it. I'm talking about home use not to be used at work.

Yes, there are password devices and software being developed. I haven't used them so far so I can't comment on them.

After working in IT for 21 years and being in the middle of user management, password rule management, system security, system administration and software upgrades I find there are some things I like to do the old style manual way and not rely on a computer program. My age is showing now.

One thing I learned along the way is, you can't always trust programmers not to put a back door in an application. My level of trust of PC and open source programms is low.
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Norton gives me a High Memory Usage by Internet Explorer (or Google Chrome) Message when the fan goes on high. I close out that browser (or all but one site) and in 10 seconds the fan goes to normal or off. This will happen sometimes when only one window is open .

The fan and all vents look clean. Any other ideas ? My main problem is it is working all the time and slows down as soon as I do more than one simple thing once.

Saltwaters that is scary. I really suspect our biggest terrorist threats is a cyber attack.
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Didn't one of those nifty password storage sites just get hacked? I would never use one. Like already mentioned, use phraseology or just write them down.

Cookies are nothing compared to the scripts that are running on most websites. I bet a lot of you guys would be surprised as to what data some of these scripts are collecting.
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Didn't one of those nifty password storage sites just get hacked? I would never use one. Like already mentioned, use phraseology or just write them down.

Cookies are nothing compared to the scripts that are running on most websites. I bet a lot of you guys would be surprised as to what data some of these scripts are collecting.
Exactly - There are Facebook sites that are very popular where you take a quiz on your knowledge of History, Pop Culture, The Sixties, Military or whatever they think appeals to your interests and when you answer you get EXPERT!! No matter if you answer them right or wrong. Data mining is the only thing I can think of cause they want you to take more "quizzes".

many of the quasi "news sites" linked here do the same thing - my computer goes bananas and I get the Hi Memory Usage message.
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For a Mac, if you have Safari, click Safari, click preferences then remove all website data. If you want to keep some, click details and delete the ones you want to.
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In Windows, there are a number of temporary files that are spawned during the running of various programs. These temp files are "supposed" to be cleaned up when a program finishes and exits. Unfortunately, programs don't always terminate cleanly, and often times these temp programs are left over as "orphan" files.

When Windows starts up, it will attempt to read in these temp files to help in recovering anything that may have been unexpectedly closed out. For example, in MS Word, the "auto-save" function will periodically do a temporary save of a document. When you exit from Word, it should delete those temporary saves that it made. The problem occurs when the computer locks up, or the application terminates abnormally. Then these files are left there. As a result, your computer runs much slower, as it's trying to process all the unnecessary orphaned data.

It is a good idea to manually go in and clean these temp files out. They are located in the following folders:

c:\Users\your_login\AppData\Local\Temp

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c:\Windows\Temp

Close out any programs that you have running. You can then delete any files or folders that are contained in these two locations. Do not delete the Temp folders themselves, just the content within. Then, reboot your computer.

Once the computer restarts, these files will not be read into memory, and you should see a marked improvement in performance.

Another step you can take would be to defragment the hard drive. By that I mean when data is written to your hard drive, it isn't always in a neat, orderly fashion. Think of it as pages in a book. They are not always written in numerical order (i.e. 1,2,3,4,...), but rather they will be written in a non-numerical order (i.e. 274, 12,212,117, 5,...). The computer writes it to the disk wherever it finds space on the drive. This will result in the hard drive having to seek out the information all over the drive, thus taking longer to read all of the data. By defragmenting, you are telling the hard drive to re-organize itself in a matter that it will read the pages in the proper order, thus speeding up the read time. That's the good news. The bad news is that once you're done, the drive is going to go back to writing the data wherever it finds available space, meaning that you'll have to de-frag the drive again - eventually (this does not apply if you have a Solid State Drive - SSD).

I clean out my temp directories and do a quick de-frag once/month.

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