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Old 05-02-18, 00:04
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...perhaps they're hoping Win 7 users will have forgotten about that one.
Perhaps they'll hit us with it next week on 'Patch Tuesday'.
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Old 05-02-18, 00:21
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Hello all,

If we all are the ones who try to stay informed, we shudder to think on how the less well versed users will go on !

Is it time to go back to branches and passbooks ?
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Old 05-02-18, 00:29
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I wonder that sometimes too. Maybe when it all goes wrong, they just dump their PCs or whatever they were using and get a new one ~ the throw-away society!
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Very likely,things were easier in many ways back then and there were more jobs available because of it.
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Running CCleaner will log you out of anything you are logged into but will save you having to shutdown to clear the memory after having been logged into sensitive sites.
Ccleaner does not clean RAM memory.
https://forum.piriform.com/topic/18701-ram-cleaner/
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Ccleaner does not clean RAM memory.
https://forum.piriform.com/topic/18701-ram-cleaner/
Not looking to totally clean memory but CCleaner will clear passwords.

If I run CCleaner now, I'll have to log back into gmail and the two forums I'm logged into at the moment - and that is with those two boxes unchecked.

Checking those two boxes will no doubt clear any passwords in memory - or am I wrong on that ?
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Old 05-02-18, 10:43
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Running CCleaner will log you out of anything you are logged into
I does this by clearing cookies which are held in your browser profile. It does not clear memory.
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Old 05-02-18, 11:14
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Okay - but what about those two options in CCleaner to remove passwords from Windows Explorer and IE - where is it removing those from if not from memory ?
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Old 05-02-18, 12:48
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Hello,

We wondered about a couple of points we read about in the Linux forums.

Rather than continually switching off after using key passwords, which might not be too good for the hardware long run, on our dual boot pc the grub menu also has the memory tests, could we just not run them for a few seconds to clear ram ?
Have looked in the PC bios but seems there is no option to run a memory test at a normal W10 boot up which used to be the case years ago ?

Also Linux are saying if you use the 32 bit version you can get more protection by switching to 64 bit version.
Does that have any relevance to Windows10 ? we have stayed with 32 bit though the PC is 64 bit.
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Okay - but what about those two options in CCleaner to remove passwords from Windows Explorer and IE - where is it removing those from if not from memory ?
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...aved-passwords
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Old 05-02-18, 16:03
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So are the passwords actually in memory to be mined ?
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