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System Requirements

The minimum system requirements to install Privacy Surfing are:

OS: Win 98/ME/NT/XP/2000 (With service pack)
Internet Explorer: IE ver 6 or higher
Netscape: version 7.0 or higher

Popup Blocker: Requirement: Win 2000 and above and IE ver 6 or higher
Privacy Toolkit: Internet Explorer: IE ver 6 or higher
Password Manager: Requirement: IE ver 6 or higher

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Privacy Toolkit

What is Privacy Toolkit?
Privacy Toolkit is a privacy tool that helps you maintain your privacy by cleaning up all traces of your Internet and PC activities. It helps you erase data you may have entered like personal information in online forms, Urls in your browser address bar, files you searched for, etc. Data that otherwise would be exposed to other users of your computer. It also helps you clear the files from both the Temp & the Temporary Internet folders.

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What are cookies?
Cookies are small files in ASCII text format. They originate from servers on sites on the World Wide Web and end up stored on the userís hard drive without his knowledge or permission. Cookies hold the information so that the server knows what are the visitorís interests in the site. A cookie can track your surfing on the Internet.

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How do I manage cookies?
To delete selected cookies, click on the Manage Cookies Button in the Internet Privacy Tab. This brings up the manage cookies screen with all available cookies on your system on the left hand pane and saved cookies on the right hand pane. Scroll through the cookies on the left, select the ones you want to save (you can make multiple selections using the Ctrl button on your keyboard) and then click on the > button to move those cookies to the left hand pane. If you want to save all the cookies click on the >> button an vice versa. After you are done processing your cookies, say OK. This brings up the main screen. Now make sure that the Remove All Selected Cookies option is checked and click Clean Now.

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What are Temporary Internet Files? Why should I clean them?
Temporary Internet Files Folder is the location on your hard disk where web pages you view on the Internet and images are stored as you view them. Their supposed purpose is to speed up your access to the Internet sites that you revisit. However, these files accumulate rapidly and in a few days of using the Internet. They just take up room on your hard drive. By cleaning these files you will be protecting your Privacy as well as saving the disc space.

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Will manually deleting all files in Temporary Internet folder be as effective as running Privacy Toolkit?
No if you manually delete files then they will be recreated with the help of index.dat file when you open IE next time and its not removing your trace. Index.dat files cannot be deleted manually because Windows is using this while windows is running. Privacy Toolkit is programmed such that it removes the trace from index.dat files.

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How do I clean my Temporary Internet file folder?
To clean the Temporary Internet Files folder, first choose the IE Explorer Options. Select the Delete Temporary Internet Files option. Click on the Clean Now button. The contents of the Temporary Internet Files folder are deleted. Log off and Log back in to complete the process.

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What is IE History? Why should I clean it?
Internet Explorer keeps track of your viewed pages in the History list. IE creates shortcuts to the pages you viewed in this and previous browsing sessions. In this way looking at the IE History anybody can know the pages and files you have viewed.

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What is an index.dat file?
Index.dat are files hidden on your computer that contain all of the Web sites that you have ever visited. Every URL and every Web page is listed there. There are three index.dat files present

a. Cookies \ index.dat
b. History\History.IE5\index.dat
c. Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat.

Index.dat files keep a copy of whatever data present in that respective folder and they continue keeping those records even after you have deleted the contents of those folders.

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Why the presence of index.dat files is a threat to privacy?
By looking at the index.dat files anybody can know about the websites you have visited, files or data that you have viewed.

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Does Privacy Toolkit clean index.dat files?
As long as the Windows is running index.dat files cannot be cleaned. But as soon as you logoff or reboot the system all the index.dat files are cleaned.

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How do I clean index.dat file?
To clean the index.dat file, first choose the IE Privacy Tab. Select the Clean index.dat file option. Then choose Options tab and check the option of Auto Clean on log off. Click on the Clean Now button. The contents of the index.dat file are deleted. Log off and Log back in to complete the process.

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What is typed URLs? Why should I clean it?
Typed URLs is the list of Web addresses that you type in the address bar. This is the easiest part of your web browser that others can use to track your actions. This permits others to see the list of sites that you have recently visited.

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Is it safe to delete files in the temp folder?
Yes it is safe to delete the files from temp folder .If any program is using the temp file and we delete, there may be possibility the program not respond so first close all application then run Privacy Toolkit. Even if we delete files in temp folder required by a program, it will be again be created by that program.

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What is Windows Run Menu? How is it a threat to my privacy? How does Privacy Toolkit help?
You can run commands directly from Start -> Run in Windows. However an entry is stored here. This entry is deleted by Privacy Toolkit.

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What is Windows Recent Documents?
Windows keeps the list of most recent files you opened in the Documents menu. This includes any web pages, word processing documents, sound clips, video clips, or any other type of file you may open.

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How do you clean Win FIND files and text search?
To clean the Win FIND files and text search, first choose the Windows Options. Check the option of Clean Find Files and Text Search. Click on the clean now button. The contents from the Win Find files and text search are completely removed.

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How do I clean Recycle Bin?
To clean the Recycle Bin, choose the Windows Options. In that check the Empty Recycle Bin option. Click on the clean now button. The contents from the Recycle Bin are completely removed.

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Does Privacy Toolkit support Netscape?
Yes Privacy Toolkit supports Netscape from version 7.0 onwards.

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How do I configure Privacy Toolkit to autoclean on logoff?
Enable the option Auto clean on logoff from the Configure Privacy Cleanup tab of Privacy Toolkit. All the settings you saved for Internet, Netscape and Windows Privacy are effectively carried out when you logoff your computer.


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Is there any way to recover data after cleaning up with Privacy Toolkit?
No. Once the data has been deleted using Privacy Toolkit, it cannot be recovered.

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Spyware Cleaner

What is a spyware?
Spyware is a software program installed without your permission on your computer that monitor all the activities on your PC and gather information about you which in turn is reported to its creators.

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What is an adware?
Adware is a program that keeps track of your internet surfing habits and reports it back to its creators without userís knowledge. These programs generate popup ads which are very annoying to the user.
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What is malware?
Malware is nothing but malicious software which include viruses, worms, Trojans and other rogue programs. These programs potentially destabilize your browser and cause system slowdown.

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What is Spyware Cleaner?
Spyware Cleaner is a spyware detection and removal utility. It scans system memory, registry, hard, and removable drives for annoying ad-wares, data-mining scum-ware, parasites, key-loggers, trojans, premium number dialers, browser hijackers and tracking components.

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Can I restore deleted files?
You cannot restore the deleted files.

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Doesn't my antivirus software pick up spywares?
Antivirus softwares basically detect viruses and not spywares. Spywares are in different forms like keyloggers, Trojans and stealth programs which antivirus fail to detect.

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Can Spyware Cleaner substitute antivirus software?
No. Spyware Cleaner can protect your PC against spywares. It can be an added protection when used along with an antivirus software.

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Can I automatically update Spyware Cleaner signature database?
Yes you can automatically update Spyware Cleaner signature database. There are two ways. You can use either way.

a. Under the Settings section check the option of Automatically check for updates and click on apply button. Now Spyware Cleaner check for any new updates available once in 24 hrs.

b. Under the scan section there is an option check for updates before running a scan. By checking this option Spyware Cleaner will check for any new updates available each time before you run a scan.

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What if I have a spyware in my system and Spyware Cleaner is not detecting it?
If you have a spyware in your system and if Spyware Cleaner is not detecting it, you can send us a report of the spyware. Click on the Report Spyware button, fill in the form which comes up and submit. Our Spyware Cleaner research team will update the Spyware Cleaner signature database to detect and clean the spyware that you have reported.

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Do I have the option of running a scan automatically?
Yes, you can run a scan automatically. There is an option called Auto-Scan under Settings section. By checking this option Spyware Cleaner performs Typical Scan in the background according to the time interval set.

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What is the difference between Typical Scan and Custom scan? Which is more effective?
In Typical Scan by default - entire file system, the registry, and the system memory is scanned. In Custom Scan you can select exactly what you want to scan Ė Files, Registry or Memory. Typical Scan is more effective since you can ensure that all spywares are detected. Custom Scan is for advanced users.

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How do I manually update Spyware Cleaner signature database?
Go to the Update section and click on Check for Signature Updates. This will bring up True Update Application. Follow the instructions to complete the update process.

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What is the difference between Auto-Scan and Scan Reminder?
Auto-Scan will scan according to the time interval set and this is done only when the Surf In Privacy Application is running. If the Application is shut down, then Auto-Scan stops working. If you set the Scan Reminder option, scanning is performed at the scheduled intervals even if the Application is shut down. Scan Reminder restarts the Surf In Privacy Application and starts the scanning process in the background at the scheduled interval.

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Firewall

What is a firewall?
A Firewall (sometimes called a desktop firewall) is a software application used to protect a single Internet-connected computer from intruders. Firewall protection is especially useful for users with "always-on" connections such as DSL or Cable modem. Such connections use a static IP address that makes them especially vulnerable to potential hackers . Often compared to anti-virus applications , Firewalls work in the background at the device (link layer) level to protect the integrity of the system from malicious computer code by controlling Internet connections to and from a user's computer, filtering inbound and outbound traffic, and alerting the user to attempted intrusions.

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Do you need a Firewall?
You need a personal Internet firewall if you can say 'yes' to any of the following:

∑ Your computer's files need to be accessed remotely across the Internet.
∑ You are operating any sort of Internet server such as Personal Web Server.
∑ You use any sort of Internet-based remote control or remote access program such as PC Anywhere, Lap-link or Wingate.
∑ You want to properly and safely monitor your Internet connection for intrusion attempts.
∑ You want to pre-emptively protect yourself from compromise by 'inside the wall' Trojan horse programs like NetBus and Back Orifice.

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I have 2 PCs at home and both are networked. After installing the firewall on one PC, I am not able to share the resources with the other PC in the network. What should I do?
Under Firewall tab there is an option called Trusted Zone. You can add the IP of the other PC in the Trusted Zone. Trusted Zone can be used to share your resources safely with other computers that you trust. The security settings of Trusted Zone is of medium level and hence you can share all the files and other resources safely.

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What is the use of Program Control section in Firewall?
Through the Program Control Section you can allow the only such applications to access the internet which you trust. You can block the access to applications which you donít trust. The permissions to allow/deny an application can be set either manually or through the alert message displayed by the Firewall when an application tries to access the internet.

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What is the function of Automatic Lock?
Automatic Lock safeguards your computer if it is connected to internet and left inactive for long durations. You can set the automatic lock to engage in two ways - When screensaver activates or when the system is inactive after a specified time duration.

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Privacy Surfing

What is the use of Privacy Surfing software?
Privacy Surfing software helps you to enhance online privacy hide your system from hackers and spammers.

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What is a proxy server?
A proxy server is a server which is in between your PC and Internet Resources you are accessing. A proxy server can speed up the internet browsing by caching and directly supplying frequently requested data.

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How does Privacy Surfing hide the IP address of my PC?
Privacy Surfing uses anonymous proxy servers which hide the IP address of your computer from destination server. Anonymous Proxy Server makes your IP invisible and only gets the requested data from the destination server.

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Password Manager

What is Password Manager?
Password Manager is an Internet Explorer companion application that makes it very easy for you to automatically fill in any web-based forms that would normally require you to repeatedly type in your details. When you visit a website with a form on it, Password Manager will offer to help you and you can choose to be helped.

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What is the use of Quick Links in Password Manager toolbar?
Quick Links allows you easy access to the forms that you have saved. You can open the page itself directly by choosing it from the drop down menu on the Toolbar. You can add or delete saved forms from this option. You can identify the form from the Title, Site or URL.

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