Skip to main content

Setup CCleaner to completely remove flash cookies [how to]

As I told in the earlier posts flash cookies are toughest to remove from a PC. Even if you’ve deleted all your browsing history and normal cookies, flash cookies are still there and offer unlimited user tracking.

CCleaner is one of the best privacy cleaning software and it can also remove flash cookies from your PC, but there are Flash Cookies which aren't removed by CCleaner.

Here is how to completely remove flash cookies from Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

For Windows XP users: Run CCleaner and add the following two folders to the Include List. For that go to Options – Include – Add Folder, and then navigate to:

C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects

C:\Documents and Settings\User name\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys

Now add the following file to the Exclude list. For that go to Option – Exclude – Add file and browse the following file.

C:\Documents and Settings\ User name\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\settings.sol

For Windows 7 and Vista users: Add following two folders to Include list

C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects

C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys

In the Exclude list add the following file:

C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\settings.sol

[Note: 'Please enable ‘Show hidden files and Folder Option before proceeding. For Windows XP go to Windows Explorer – Tools – Folder Options – View and enable ‘Show hidden files and Folder’ option. For Windows 7 & Vista got to Windows Explorer - Organize - Folder and Search option - View – and enable ‘Show hidden files, folder, or drivers’] - [Via]

Comments

  1. Hi JK,

    The version I use takes care of sol/flash cookies; looks like you just need to upgrade.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Or if you don't care about the settings.sol file add the following to a new ini file called "winapp2.ini" in the same directory as CCleaner.

    [*Flash Player]
    LangSecRef=3022
    Detect=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayer
    Default=True
    FileKey1=%APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\|*.*|REMOVESELF

    See http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=885 for details!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hey there,

    I have been using CCleaner for a long time for my windows vista and now I feel like my bootup time increased coz CCleaner deleted some important files.

    Is is possible JK? How do I reverse it?

    ReplyDelete
  4. Abhishek,
    I think CCleaner is safe to use. I doubt that it is ccleaner causing your computer to slow down?

    ReplyDelete
  5. have it running on win xp and have flash player in apsp now as to win 7 it doesnt show up in apps makes no since same version on both and same flash player?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Could u pls tell me if it matters that I can't find this file: C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\settings.sol to exclude ...thx so much......will check back to c ur reply

    Deb (artsbydeb@gmail.com)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi, Artsy Deb,
    You should enable "Show hidden files and Folder" in order to see all!

    ReplyDelete
  8. so does an updated version of ccleaner get rid of flash cookies like a few people have said? w/o adding this new file info to it?

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Please leave your valuable comment below

Popular posts from this blog

Surf the Web Anonymously With Firefox Add-on Phproxy

There are several web based proxy servers available to surf the internet anonymously or as from another country. The Firefox add-on (Firefox 3 – 4) Phzilla helps you view a webpage or surf the internet using the PHProxy (a type of web based proxy server) proxy servers. It is very easy and convenient to use.

Restore Lost Capacity Of Your USB Flash Drive (How to)

Some malware can hide full capacity of your USB flash drive. For example, a 4GB pen drive sometimes shows only 500kb or less. An interesting part of this situation is that, even after removing the malware or formatting the USB flash drive, you will not get back its original capacity. Therefore, the question here is how to restore a USB flash drive to its full capacity.

PaperBus-free & fast web proxy solution for anonymous internet surfing

There are several free proxy solutions available for downloading ( we had covered few of them in the previous posts ), but from my personal experience most of them are very slow in my country. If you are looking for a free, fast and reliable proxy solution for anonymous surfing, Here is a new multi-platform application, PaperBus (ad-supported) which lets you surf anonymously and bypass internet filters. Paper bus (brought you by Open Terrace Ltd the same company that made commercial proxy service Freedur) is very easy to use. Simply install, and run. No registration required. The only down side is there will be an ad web browser tab popping up in every twenty minutes while you are using it. Another interesting feature of PaperBus is that you can create a list of websites you don't want to surf through PaperBus. PaperBus is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux systems. Download appropriate version from here. ( via )