Thursday, December 14, 2006

Protect your data every time you shutdown your computer.

Applications always write it’s data in temporary file, sometimes that data is very important data like password. After you shut down your computer, that data still reside in your temporary file, and using specific applications people can collect and read your data.

To prevent this happened you can set up your Windows XP to delete temporary file every time you shut down your computer, but of course this will take a little bit time and make your shut down time longger. Follow these steps to do this:

  1. Click Start > Run > type ‘regedit’. This will open Registry Editor window.
  2. Find this path from left pane:


Session Manager\MemoryManagement

  1. Double click ‘ClearPageAtShutdown’ (right pane).
  2. Change it’s value form 0 to 1. If you can’t find ‘ClearPageAtShutdown’ then make a new one (click Edit > New > Dword Value).
  3. Close Registry Editor window, restart your computer.

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