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Offline polonus

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Getting the crap off! 3S
« on: July 10, 2006, 06:05:28 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

Leaving crap on your computers after a session can be dangerous. You never know what was left there, and what it is going to do.
As we see during some phases of the malware cleansing routines, people are asked to run crap cleaners like ATF-cleaner. I use it myself, and very pleased with the results. If you want to investigate what you got there before deleting URL explorer or a Hex viewer can be handy. But a very good tool is also 3S aka System Security Suite. You can find it here:
http://www.igorshpak.net/

System Security Suite (3S) is the program to remove internet tracks and junk files from your computer. It allows you to delete Cookies, clear Internet Explorer Cache, delete index.dat Files, clear Typed URLs, Windows Temp Folder and much more. You can also specify custom folder locations with file masks, which will be cleaned in addition to the selected items. In addition, the program allows you to view and optionally remove programs that launch automatically at Windows startup. 

System Requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP, IE 4.01 or later with integrated shell.

Program can:
- delete Cookies,
- clear Internet Explorer Cache,
- delete index.dat Files,
- clear Typed URLs,
- clear Internet Explorer History,
- clear AutoCompleted passwords,
- clear AutoCompleted Forms,
- clear Windows Temp Folder,
- clear Document History,
- clear Run History,
- clear Search history,
- clear Recycle Bin,
- clear Windows Media Player MRUs,
- clear Recently Printed Files,
- clear any folders defined by user (completely or according to mask),
- save you from annoying programms which run every time on Windows start,
- give you control over Browser Helper Objects (BHOs).

And the best of all 3S is Freeware for personal use.

3S interface is very simple: just check the items you want program to clear and
click "Clear Selected Items" button.

As for User Defined folders, you can define the filters (a set of masks) for them like these:
   *.* (I hope you won't use this filter for C:\ ;) )
   *.tmp;*.bin;temp???.*; tmp*.*
If you use more than one mask for a filter you must separate them by semicolon
as it's shown above. You can check or uncheck any folder at any time: only
selected folders will be cleaned.

You can also prevent of the run some AutoRun tasks by "locking" them or marking them for delete.
Be carefil, it may be a usefil programm, not a virus or a keylogger so try to "lock and check" them before deletion (The same is right for BHO's Manager as well).


Use with care, "hoover your machine, before crap may set in.

"polonus
« Last Edit: July 10, 2006, 06:07:53 PM by polonus »
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Re: Getting the crap off! 3S
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2006, 10:51:04 PM »
hey polonus-isn't system security suite(3S)basically the same as Ccleaner which is use or can i use both?
and it's also FREE
http://www.ccleaner.com/

    * Internet Explorer
      - Temporary File Cache.
      - URL History.
      - Cookies.
      - Hidden Index.dat files.
      - Last download file location.
    * Firefox
      - Temporary File Cache.
      - URL History.
      - Cookies.
      - Download manager.
    * Recycle Bin
    * Clipboard
    * Windows Temporary files
    * Windows Log files.
    * Recent Documents (on the Start Menu).
    * Run history (on the Start Menu).
    * Windows XP Search Assistant history.
    * Windows XP old Prefetch data.
    * Windows memory dumps after crashes.
    * Chkdsk file fragments.

Advanced Options allow cleaning of:

    * Menu Order cache
    * Tray Notifications Cache
    * Window Size and Location Cache
    * User Assist history
    * IIS Log Files
    * Custom Folders

Application Cleaning:
As well as cleaning up old files and settings left by standard Windows components, CCleaner also cleans temporary files and recent file lists for many applications. Including:

    * Firefox, Opera, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Office XP, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and more...

Registry Issue Cleaning:
CCleaner uses an advanced Registry to check for problems and inconsistencies in your registry. It can check the following:

    * File Extensions
    * ActiveX Controls
    * ClassIDs
    * ProgIDs
    * Uninstallers
    * Shared DLLs
    * Fonts
    * Help File references
    * Application Paths
    * Icons
    * Invalid Shortcuts and more...

Safety:
CCleaner was designed from the ground to be safe and secure to use. It has multiple levels of checks in place to ensure that it cannot delete any useful information or documents you may still need. We also certify that it contains no Spyware or Adware.
High Security:
For the super cautious users we also offer secure file erasing. By overwriting the files before deleting them, making it impossible to recover the data.
Multiple Languages:
Thanks to the translators, CCleaner is available in 29 different languages:
« Last Edit: July 10, 2006, 10:56:58 PM by drhayden1 »

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Re: Getting the crap off! 3S
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2006, 10:58:32 PM »
Hi DrHayden1,

Well to use them both is a bit of overkill, well seems to me. In combination with ATF cleaner either of the two work perfectly.
I use CCleaner. There is also a extensive Polish free crapcleaner tool that has the name Odkurzacz (vacuum cleaner), that cleans all of the Augius stables on the PC: files and registry).

friend polonus
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Re: Getting the crap off! 3S
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2006, 11:03:05 PM »
what is Augius Stables???(sounds like something to do with horses)

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Re: Getting the crap off! 3S
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2006, 01:01:12 AM »
what is Augius Stables???(sounds like something to do with horses)
This simply put refers to cleaning up political corruption.
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Re: Getting the crap off! 3S
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2006, 01:12:41 AM »
thanks bob for the answer :D

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