Fri May 10 11:58:02 2002
> If you want an /efficient/ version of EE, check this:
Thanks for this great info.
> routine clean-up chores around the hard drive, and comes with
> a DOS application, eraserd.exe, that happily accepts commands
> from DOS batch. Unlike EE and EEE, it's GPL.
I've been using Eraser for a while but used EE (the bad one ;-)
since I couldn't find a way to wipe registry stuff.
> (...) To spot data leaks from applications (such as the
> temporary files written & wiped by the GPGtray front end), use
> filemon.exe from http://www.sysinternals.com -- lotsa fun free
> toys there.
Yes, they are great, I'm now using contig and pagedefrag, great apps,
no need to buy norton or similar software.
> If you need to wipe (not just delete) registry keys, I only
> know of one way to do it: Have autoexec.bat wipe your entire
> system.dat & user.dat files on start-up, and replace them from
> known clean backups. (Remember to update the backups when
> you install or remove applications!)
Many thanks, you've just helped me a lot on my way to reduce the
cost of using Windows!
GPG pubkey available on request