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Usage Tracks Scan (Video Tutorial)

September 15th, 2017

In this video tutorial, Rob from Team Spybot details the steps involved in scanning for usage tracks on your PC, and removing them using Spybot.

This is a simple process that can be done in Spybot’s System Scan window.

What are usage tracks?

Usage tracks contain information about the history of websites you visited, web pages you have opened, documents you have read or edited, programs you have run and other information recording your activities that is stored on your computer.
This information can be useful as it can speed up access to data. It is stored on your system in locations where users would not normally see it (for example the registry).

They sound useful. Why would I want to remove them?

One of the downsides to storing your usage tracks is that attackers may use this information to steal your identity and compromise your system. The advanced features in Spybot can remove some of the most important and common tracks on your system.

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