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Practical Linux Topics by Chris Binnie

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CHAPTER 2

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Destroying Sensitive Data

You may be familiar with popular Windows products like CCleaner; they clean up temporary files to help with privacy and as a result free up disk space. They also help declutter your registry from previously installed software. These actions are supposed to help improve the startup time of your computer after a reboot and improve performance overall. They also have specific profiles for certain applications, such as browsers, which allow them to target known spyware among other nefariously installed packages.

These products are undoubtedly useful tools that help with desktops, but have you ever thought about ...

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