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Posted: 3/17/2006 12:07:56 PM EDT
I'm getting a new(used) computer at work. Since I'm not the first person on it, I'd like to make sure there is nothing on there that I am going to get blamed for.

How do you get all of the porn, credit card numbers, etc. off of a computer?
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:09:26 PM EDT
format and reinstall windows will do it for sure

ccleaner is help full

Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:09:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 12:10:10 PM EDT by Rock7]

(In Before The Geek Squad)

Edit: Too late.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:09:51 PM EDT
re-format it. that will wipe all the old data off of it, and leave it fresh and clean.

it's like nuking the hard drive from orbit, and is the only way to be sure
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:10:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rock7:

(In Before The Geek Squad)

too late
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:12:49 PM EDT

Demand all teh BGs come out and leave
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:15:14 PM EDT
If you find any good stuff you better share!
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:16:43 PM EDT
Just to be sure:
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:19:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/17/2006 12:20:30 PM EDT by California_Kid]
Replace the hard drive with a brand new one. They're cheap, and if the machine is more than a couple of years old you'll get a lot more storage capacity.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:54:58 PM EDT
Thanks for the info. This is a Government computer, so I'm not going to be able to do anything too drastic. I just want to make sure there isn't a hidden cache of porn or anything that is going to get blamed on me if we have an audit.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:57:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gardenWeasel:
Just to be sure:

Thank you so much! I have been looking for this for years since I lost my copy and forgot the name.
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