gaming without a trail

kingsolomon3333

Dormant account
Does anyone know of a way to play online games without leaving trail on the PC I use such as web history, software installed, registry etc.?

I can only assume many players, like me, need to conceal the fact that we play online.

Solomon
 

bryand

Beach Bum
1. Uninstall the casino software.
2. Clear the browser cache, history and cookies.
3. Manually remove any remaining icons in the programs and start menus.
4. Manually remove all registry entries (advanced users only).

You may want to evaluate why you're having to hide online gambling (or your associations). Just a thought.
 

SlotMonster

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webmeister
Hello, Solomon!
Just play No-Download casino version right on their site and then clear browser's history, cache and cookies. I used this method several times and it worked ok :thumbsup:
 

bb28

Meister Member
1. Uninstall the casino software.
2. Clear the browser cache, history and cookies.
3. Manually remove any remaining icons in the programs and start menus.
4. Manually remove all registry entries (advanced users only).

You may want to evaluate why you're having to hide online gambling (or your associations). Just a thought.

The Free software that I gave him a link to in my prior post, does all that in a few clicks and no registry to manually clean. The software has a very good reputation, plus it's free. ;)
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
CAG
MM
The Free software that I gave him a link to in my prior post, does all that in a few clicks and no registry to manually clean. The software has a very good reputation, plus it's free. ;)

It doesn't clean EVERY trace though. I use it, and it STILL leaves behind the registry keys for casinos, even when they have been uninstalled, probably because they are not ERRONEOUS registry keys, or UNUSED ones, but ones left behind in case the casino software is reinstalled at a later date. MGS use these keys to detect whether an account has already been registered, making it hard to accidently create a duplicate account.

It rather depends WHO you are hiding it from, UNLESS they are deliberately looking for such trails, and in an advanced manner, CCleaner will remove all obvious signs, so long as you manually delete a few other things.

Also, check the directories, both the root and program files. Sometimes files are left behind after uninstalling the software, and they are NOT removed by CCleaner, but the directories need to be manually deleted. This is easier to spot than searching the registry, where it would help to be an online player yourself to know what you should be looking for.

If your PC is subjected to a thorough search specifically targeting such activity, none of this will be enough, because over time I have stumbled upon many other places that casino software makes changes, and these are NOT removed on uninstallation, nor by registry cleaning software.

There is another hope though, there is software that allowes you to do a "managed install". Such software monitors EVERY change made by the installer, and can then use this to do a true "clean uninstall", removing EVERYTHING it recorded as being installed, and reverting the system back to a time when the software was not present. This should record all those secretive registry entries and remove them. You MUST first install with such software before it can be used to do a "clean uninstall" of something. If you have already installed - TOO LATE, although installing again using the software, and uninstalling again through the software, MAY get around this.
 

Wildfire7

Dormant account
It all depends on the kind of person you want to hide your online activities from. (Just noticed VWM said the same thing). For instance if your partner was an IT expert then you will need to be very thorough. If you partner hardly ever uses a computer then you can just clear the basics like internet history etc

Even if you follow all the tips people have mentioned here you are still exposed, because you cannot control the influx of emails and mail that may come to your door. Also now google knows you are gambling then your online profile has already been created, innocent things like MSN messenger, Yahoo, Facebook etc will all start to have targeted gambling adverts towards you.

The only way to be completely unexposed is to be either upfront about your online activities, or gamble from a computer out of reach of the person you are trying to conceal traces from. ie an internet cafe or a friends computer. This however will lead to further problems, so stick to the flash versions and limit the amount of accounts you open, thus reducing the gambling related amount of files that remain on your pc.

Mike
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
CAG
MM
It all depends on the kind of person you want to hide your online activities from. (Just noticed VWM said the same thing). For instance if your partner was an IT expert then you will need to be very thorough. If you partner hardly ever uses a computer then you can just clear the basics like internet history etc

Even if you follow all the tips people have mentioned here you are still exposed, because you cannot control the influx of emails and mail that may come to your door. Also now google knows you are gambling then your online profile has already been created, innocent things like MSN messenger, Yahoo, Facebook etc will all start to have targeted gambling adverts towards you.

The only way to be completely unexposed is to be either upfront about your online activities, or gamble from a computer out of reach of the person you are trying to conceal traces from. ie an internet cafe or a friends computer. This however will lead to further problems, so stick to the flash versions and limit the amount of accounts you open, thus reducing the gambling related amount of files that remain on your pc.

Mike
I have gone for the up front solution. EVERYBODY who knows me probably finds out pretty fast that I gamble. I do NOT lie about it, if asked (and by someone who is something to me) I will admit that I am partial to a little (or even a lot:D) of online gambling. Before 2004, pretty much everybody knew I could never walk past a fruit machine arcade without ending up inside it:D
I used to go on "holidays" of a week or more, for the sole purpose of sampling the fruit machines in different parts of the country. This can be more dangerous than online gambling, and I was mugged once, and there are some dodgy characters around, but MOST of them are after screwing over the machines, NOT the players.
The danger online is ending up in the hands of a rogue casino, you can lose your money, but are unlikely to suffer personal injury (unless you accept the invitation to visit Virtual casinos in Costa Rica;))

Unfortunately, not everyone can be honest, as you could be close to someone who is VERY opposed, perhaps even to the extent that finding out would cause permanent damage to the relationship. It may also be about employment in a sensitive position.

In these cases, it is a "life gamble". Are you prepared to take the risk, however much you can mitigate against it, of being "outed" through some mistake, not necessarily your own (such as a casino phoning you, and an untrained operative telling your partner too much about the nature of the call). If the risk of being found out is too much, then perhaps you should consider giving up to prevent a disaster.

My position might be very different if I had a wife & kids, there would be a different set of priorities for a start, and time would be one of them, as well as sharing the assets to ensure the family unit was secure (as opposed to squandering the mortgage money on Munchkins;)).
 

Dangerous53

Experienced Member
Actually, there is a way to do it, with absolutely no trace.

There's a program called Deep Freeze by Faronics, that you can install which will allow you to do just what you wanted. It is a pay program, there's no freeware, but it might be just what you're looking for.

In frozen state, anything you do, anywhere you go, any malware/virus you catch, or anything you download doesn't matter because it's not permanent. NOTHING is saved permanently, unless it's saved on an external drive or CD. This can be handy for any risky or otherwise surfing sessions. ;)

When you change back to thawed state, any changes that were made on the computer NO MATTER WHAT are reversed like it never happened. :thumbsup:

CCleaner is a good program, but it leaves a lot of stuff behind, including a copy of your cookies in Firefox. There are two cookie files in FF, which neither CC or the clear cookies function in FF delete. You have to remove the second file manually.
 

danieltraub33

Dormant account
No Trail solution - Wajaras

hi Solomon,
I just wrote of a new service a friend referred me to - Wajaras. You can download thier small software and copy to a USB drive. Then you get access to about 20 casinos without installing software and as they claim - no trail remains.
Sometimes it is slow. I guess it is dependent on network traffic but seems really cool.
Daniel
 

kingsolomon3333

Dormant account
That works!!!

hi Daniel,
Thanks. I downloaded the software last night and played for fun on few of the casino's it is awsome! As soon as you take out the USB with the software everything disappear.
According to the site, it is noly an interface to the casino and they have no ability to see what games you play or what info you enter.
I appreciate the post!!!
Solomon
 
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