Index.dat Analyzer v2.5
Supported OS: Win XP, Windows Vista, IE 6.0+
Index.dat Analyzer is a tool to view, examine and delete contents of index.dat files.
What are index.dat files?
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.
Why they exists?
Only Microsoft knows that for sure. According to them they are used to cache visited web sites and speed up Internet Explorer. The problem with this is it ' s simply not true: index.dat are hidden files that do not contain an actual web cache other than informations about your browsing habbits, they can ' t be deleted in any regular ways and there is absolutely no prove that those files in any way can speed up your browsing experience – they just sit there hidden and record where you have been on internet, simply as that.
Can I get rid of them safely?
Yes. Download and install our Index.dat Analyzer, and delete the evidence entries you want to get rid off. No harm to your system or OS can be made, everything will continue to function as if was prior to deleting them.
How to use Index.dat analyzer?
Choose one of three categories from the pull down menu: History, Cookies or Cache. Mark the checkboxes for the entries you want to delete and press “ Delete Cheched ” button. You can check and uncheck all entries at once and you have nice filter that can help you shorten the list to find what you are looking for.
Why it is free?
Most of the index.dat viewers that you can find on internet are only that, viewers.. you can ' t delete entries within index.dat files with them. The makers want to force you to buy their paid product to clean up index.dat files. Nothing wrong with their wish to sell products, we are selling ours too but we wanted to make a really usable tool and give it free to all people concerned with protecting their private informations. We have our full fledged privacy protection suite called Shadow Professional with options that extends way beyond deleting index.dat entries, and if you find our Index.dat Analyzer useful and one day want to take a full measures to protect your privacy take a look at our paid products, they are completely free and functional to use for 30 days.