Covering Records of Online
Activity Left on Your Hard Drive by Netscape 4.0X or Netscape
Delete the following
files to hide traces of online activity left by Netscape
(Your path to these files may differ):
the files from your hard drive so they cannot be recovered,
use Mutilate File Wiper or the Power Mutilator.
You should be able delete these files without any
adverse complications. Please note, however, some sites, such
as Microsoft, may require intact cookies
to perform some features. You may have to re-register &
establish a new cookie.
Note also, deleting the file 'prefs.js'
removes Netscape's drop down list of URL's. It will
also cause you to lose any changes you
made to the default Netscape preferences (such as the default
home page, appearance options, your email address, etc). You
may want to review Netscape Edit | Preferences before proceeding.
Alternatively, set the desired preferences, then change the pref.js
file to a read-only file. Now, changes to your drop down list
of URL's will die after each Netscape session. On
Netscape 4.50 setting the prefs.js file to read-only may cause
Netscape to crash on exit.
You can change the 'cookies.txt' and 'netscape.hst'
files to read-only files for similar results.
Warning: The above information is provided "as
is" without warranty of any kind. Proceed at your own risk. I
will not be responsible for any complications resulting from
the use or misuse of this information.
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