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Old 02-15-2011, 08:11 AM   #1
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Since the subject folder is an often used folder to hide malware, (virus and Trojans) I can't help but think it would possibly be a good practice to simply delete all in the folder on a daily basis. I there any reason that anyone can think of why this is not a good thing to do. I can see that it might slow Java when one needs to use it, but that could be a small price to pay. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:27 AM   #2
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How do I clear the Java cache?
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PIP22, There isn't (AFAIK) a single button way to di this, but if you will navigate to the folder and then hilite the folders there you can clear it all out. I do not know how I would go about recognizing every piece of Malware hiding there, so I just delete them all. Anyway, here is where you will likely find the cache folder.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0
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Have you considered any of the following utility programs?

CCleaner TFC (Temp File Cleaner) ATF Cleaner
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I never do that and haven't been hit by malware yet. i guess it depends what malware protection you have in place and mine is pretty rock solid (I pay for it though, no free stuff for me, i don't consider it good enough).
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PIP, I too pay for my security software, and agree that the free stuff is likely worth what you pay for it. There are exceptions of course. Anyway, I have Vipre av/as, I have ZoneAlarm Pro as my firewall, I have an anti-keylogger program running 24/7, I do use Vipre rescue daily, I also have Malwarebytes anti malware which I also run frequently. I am contemplating purchasing the malwarebytes pro version. So, I thought I too was rock solid. Turns out that I wasn't.

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