[TOOL] RamSurf for WindowsFrom: firstname.lastname@example.org
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 08:13:03 +0100 (CET)
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RamSurf for Windows
This tool will set up your Windows 9X/2000/XP so that your Internet
Explorer cache, cookies, URL history, and typed URLs are stored in RAM and
never written to disk. This enables you to accept cookies for more
convenient surfing without leaving traces of your comings and goings on
your local machine after re-booting or powering off. This setup will not
assure privacy on a workplace or public computer, which may contain
monitoring software. However, it will be effective on any machine you
own. Not even the most sophisticated forensics tool can re-construct your
surfing history after a computer reboot, if the information is never
written to disk in the first place.
The package can also be used to assign your temporary files, such as those
created when you work on documents in Microsoft Office, to RAM, so that
they will not be left behind when your Windows system inevitably crashes.
Keep in mind that this feature defeats the auto-save feature in Office and
other applications. If you enable this feature, open documents will
revert to the last manually saved version prior to a crash. In addition,
if you set temporary files to the RAM drive, you should disable the RAM
drive before you install an application, as these sometimes require
temporary files on the HDD to complete. Once your new application is
installed and running properly, you can wipe any remaining temporary files
and re-enable the feature.
The package utilizes
by Franck Uberto to create the RAM disk that is later utilized to store
the sensitive files.
RamSurf for Win-9x can be downloaded from:
RamSurf for Win-2K/XP can be downloaded from:
The information has been provided by <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thomas C. Greene.
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