cleaning. Many of privacy threats come from
Internet Explorer features that are good and convenient:
Internet cache speeds up the browsing, cookies protect
you from entering your user information over and over
again, etc. Mil Shield 3.1 selectively
preserves temporary Internet files, history and/or
cookies for chosen by you safe Internet sites.
cleaning. You can schedule background cleaning
at each startup or shutdown, or when the Internet
Explorer is closed. While running in background
Mil Shield 3.1 is completely invisible.
cleanup scheduling. For more advanced users
Mil Shield 3.1 offers additional way to
automate making of silent cleanups. You can use the
command-line utility ShieldAgent.exe to
schedule silent cleanups at arbitrary times using
Windows Task Scheduler, other scheduling program or
batch script. This is very useful when automatic backups
are made; when many computers need to be cleaned from
user tracks (for example in computer classrooms) or when
there is a need to clean the user tracks on remote
for user accounts. On multi-user systems most
of the tracks are user-specific. With Mil Shield
3.1 you can choose the user accounts that will
be cleaned. This feature works both with user profiles
in Windows 95/98/ME and with user accounts in Windows
and shreds Index.dat files. Index.dat files are
cache files used by Internet Explorer. When you visit a
Web page, Internet Explorer saves the address of the
page, time of visiting and even HTTP request for this
page in few different Index.dat files. The cookie names
and some other information is also stored in the
Index.dat files. Later this information is not deleted
even if you delete History and temporary Internet files
folders content. Everyone can see the contents of these
files with a binary editor program, which exposes all
tracks of your browsing.
key combination. Every now and then there are
situations where you need to clean the tracks very fast.
For example it may be your boss coming in while you are
losing your time browsing the Internet. For such cases
there is so called stealth key combination in
Mil Shield 3.1. All you need to do is to press
certain keys together and all open Internet Explorer
windows are closed and an invisible background cleanup
addition to all open Internet Explorer windows,
Mil Shield will close some other "embarrassing"
programs when stealth key is pressed. This option is
useful when you are afraid that your boss or someone
else can come in and look at your display while you are
doing something. In such case you can hit the stealth
key combination and all embarrassing programs will be
immediately closed. Here is the list of default
applications that are closed when boss key is pressed:
Windows Media Player.
Both standard Media Player and classing Media Player
(mplayer2.exe) are closed. Additionally, the Media
Player update dialog is closed if it is shown.
This application is included because it is widely
used to view pictures and videoclips.
application is included because it is widely used to
Standard Windows Games.
All standard Windows games that are shipped with
Windows XP are closed: FreeCell, Hearts, Internet
Backgammon, Internet Checkers, Internet Hearts,
Internet Reversi, Internet Spades, Minesweeper,
Pinball, Solitaire, Spider Solitaire.
Yahoo Pager (Yahoo
ICQ. Both ICQ
Lite and ICQ Pro are closed.
AutoComplete forms and passwords. The
AutoComplete feature of the Internet Explorer saves
previous entries you've made for Web forms (including
your name, e-mail, SSN, credit card information) and
passwords. Then, when you type information in one of
these fields, AutoComplete suggests possible matches.
Obviously this is a major privacy threat. Mil
Shield reliably cleans all AutoComplete
home page of the Internet Explorer if it has been
hijacked. Many Web sites change (also known as
hijacking) your home page to their pages (usually full
of ads and with many annoying pop-up windows).
Mil Shield allows you to set a preferred home
page that will be restored each time when a cleaning is
all kinds of Web browsing tracks. Mil Shield
cleans following Web browsing tracks:
AutoComplete forms and passwords.
All Index.dat files.
Temporary Internet files (a.k.a. Internet cache).
Typed URL history.
Browse history records.
Most recently used download folder.
Restores your home page.
all kinds of Windows tracks. Mil Shield cleans
all kinds of Windows tracks:
Recent documents history.
Most recently used folders records of the Windows
List of most recently opened files of common file
File and computer search history of the Windows
Start menu Run history.
Start menu most frequently used (MFU) programs list
(the list in the left part of Windows XP Start
Recycle Bin at low level (not only through the
Windows temporary files.
the tracks of some popular applications. Mil
Shield cleans the tracks of the following applications:
Windows Media Player
Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)
Desktop Search web history records
Desktop Search e-mail records
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