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Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Atlanta, Jun 29, 2007.

    Jun 29, 2007
  1. Atlanta

    Atlanta Banned User - player fraud - violation of <a href=

    Occupation:
    Gambling
    Location:
    Atlanta
    does most casinos download themselves to? I know they are hidden in a sub folder that is only access by removing the hidden files and folders options. I would like to total remove casinos from my computer im donating to a homeless shelter.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2007
  3. aka23

    aka23 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Technical
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    Most components are usually in one of the following:

    C:\Program Files
    C:\Casino
    C:\Microgaming

    User data is also stored in the registry, which can be accessed by typing "regedit" at an MSDOS prompt.

    Note that most casinos and other programs offer an automated uninstall.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2007
  5. bb28

    bb28 Meister Member

    Occupation:
    Customer Service
    Location:
    US
    Giving your computer away- some advice

    It would be highly advisable to completely reformat the computer, if you are unable to do this yourself, hire a high school kid or have a friend or relative do it. You never know what personal information might be lurking on your hard drive. Uninstalling programs does not completely remove them. It's highly likely that you have some sort of personal information that you would not want accessed on that computer. :eek2: Be safe!
     
  6. Jun 30, 2007
  7. obi147

    obi147 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Hunter
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Nor does formatting your hard drive remove any of the (personal) information! Data can still be retrieved. You will have to overwrite the data, at least once but preferably a couple of times. There are freeware programs that will do this for you.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2007
  9. shjcard

    shjcard Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cardiff, UK
    Download Erasure its free and is used by NASA to overwrite and delete free space.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2007
  11. aksana

    aksana Aksana

    Occupation:
    a full-time webmaster
    Location:
    Europe
    Really???:eek2: If I install casinos after their uninstalling I should to reformat the computer for my security? In this case it's better to play no download (flash) casinos.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2007
  13. happygobrokey

    happygobrokey Dormant account

    Occupation:
    student of life
    Location:
    canada
    data gets fossilized. you can dig up crap from years ago no matter how you try to vaporize/obliterate it. in this manner i think computers could have memories and spontaneously search back for appropriate courses of action without being prompted to do so. soon skynet will be taking over the earth and if the t-1000 succeeds in assassinating john connor, there will be no one to prevent the rise of the machines. whatever we do, we cannot prgram robots to defend their own existence. before long they will use it as defence for enslaving humanity. and creating a matrix to host us while they imprison and harvest us for our bioelectric juices. *gulp* hold me!
     
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  14. Jun 30, 2007
  15. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Not only that, but what about other documents and emails and stuff as well?

    When giving away a computer, I agree that it's always best to reformat the drive.

    The best way to do this is to take your XP (or 98 or whatever) CD, and start a fresh install. I know with XP it will give you the option to format the drive when booting from the CD.
     
  16. Jun 30, 2007
  17. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Actually no, the personal data is stored in the registry, and MG Flash casinos are just as guilty of this as the download.

    As advised by others, the only sure way is to reformat the hard drive AFTER having deleted and overwritten all the data using one of the data destroyers like erasure.
    Simply reformatting the drive is NOT enough, the data is still there on the body of the drive, only the file tables are rebuilt, and anyone with a mind to can get the data back. A full reformat still only writes over the drive once.

    If you are REALLY paranoid, remove the hard drive altogether and destroy it, or use it in a new machine (Teenage kids helpful here;)). You (or the homeless shelter) can get a basic hard drive brand new for around 50 (Euro 100 or less, $100 or less). I have even seen them on offer cheaper than this.
     
  18. Jun 30, 2007
  19. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    Even that is not enough. If someone with the right knowledge and tools got ahold of the drive, they could still get (at least some of) the information off of it.

    If you're really paranoid is to do what VWM suggested, get a new HD. And on top of that, take the current HD apart and take out the discs that are inside. Once you accomplish that, take those discs outside and use them for target practice!


    *PULL!*
    *BANG*

    And if you want to find cheap hard drives, check out:

    You must register/login in order to see the link. - best prices ever.

    You must register/login in order to see the link. - they have quite a bit of refurb/used stuff, also quite cheap.
     
  20. Jun 30, 2007
  21. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    Occupation:
    STILL At Leisure
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    It depends how often you overwrite the data, and with what.
    Top grade programmes overwrite the data a dozen or so times, and they use a random sequence of "0" and "1".
    The more times the data is overwritten, the harder it becomes to read the residual magnetic "echo" of past data. It would require someone with forensic expertise to recover meaningful data, and this would require police, or military, connections - or access to some expensive kit. Organised criminals DO make money out of looking at discarded hard drives, and they DO have the neccessary kit.
    Computer criminals are often caught out, because despite them being experienced at their chosen crime, they do not properly delete data from their hard drives. Others are caught because the police raid them & they lack the time to delete everything (it takes longer than flushing your stash of drugs down the bog).
     
  22. Jun 30, 2007
  23. Atlanta

    Atlanta Banned User - player fraud - violation of <a href=

    Occupation:
    Gambling
    Location:
    Atlanta
    There is also a store hidden directory in Owner's folder that is hidden. Which contains all the past casino download and cookies. You must go into it by unchecking hidden folders from the Windows explorer tools menu. But I forgot which folders they are hidden in.
     
  24. Jul 1, 2007
  25. 1819

    1819 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    retired athlete
    Location:
    ny,nj,fla
    correct!!! common sense says... if you ever build a robot, dont give it a brain. if you do give it a brain, DONT give it a weapon!!
     
  26. Jul 2, 2007
  27. aksana

    aksana Aksana

    Occupation:
    a full-time webmaster
    Location:
    Europe
    I'm not so paranoid that to reformat my disk after each casino:). I know guys who tried hundreds of casinos on their computers and they don't have any problems.
    But thanks for the info, it's always useful to know more about online casinos.
     
  28. Jul 2, 2007
  29. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    Read more carefully....this thread is about someone that's giving their computer away :thumbsup:
     
  30. Jul 2, 2007
  31. Bubble27

    Bubble27 Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    London
    Go to Start -> Run

    Then type "Regedit" that means registry edit. Click on software BUT BEWARE! vewy vewy careful what you delete. Right click on whatever you dont want and delete. It doesnt go to the recycle bin. Total removed from the hard drive.

    P.S this is after uninstallation.##

    :thumbsup:
     

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