How to erase or clean Index.dat files?
Erasing or cleaning of the index.dat files is not an easy task because they are opened by
Internet Explorer and Windows all the time. If you are using an ancient Windows Me, Windows 98 or Windows 95
system, you can restart in DOS mode and then you can delete index.dat files one by one (look in the
folders that are mentioned above). However if you are using Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 or NT this won't work.
Mil Shield is a powerful privacy protection program that was designed specifically to clean
and shred the index.dat files content. Unlike the other methods of dealing with index.dat file content, shredding is the best
because it doesn't destroy the entire structure of the index.dat file which can cause Internet Explorer or Windows to crash but instead
cleans and shreds only the privacy threatening URL, LEAK and REDR records. Additional benefit is the ability to preserve the tracks from
some chosen by you sites (selective cleaning), which makes your browsing more comfortable and safe (it is rather suspicious to always have
empty history, cookies and cache - it is better to leave some tracks from "innocent" sites). Mil Shield also cleans all other tracks as cookies, history,
cache, AutoComplete records, UserData records, history of recently used folders and documents and