I've just been cleaning two XP PC's for friends that have been virus infected, and are running at a crawl.
As part of this process, I always do a general tidy up for them as usually they are bunged full of temp files etc, and have nveer been defragged since the last time I saw the PC. One thing I discovered this time is that the various Chat logs appear to be as big a problem as temporary files, and they seem to build up in their thousands, but don't get deleted in any of the standard c;lean-up options, or CCleaner.
It also appears that multiple copies are retaind in Documents & Settings, and hidden in System32/config.systemprofile.
As someone in their 50's, I have never ever opened any messenger service, annd I know absolutely ZILCH about them. So I have no idea if I can even do it from inside the prog (although I don't have the kids log-in details). Even if I can, these options rarely do a complete jobe!
So is there an easy source to get some help on what can and can't be cleaned for the main chat progs.
I've googled , and searched this forum, but so far have not come across any good info, so any help would be appreciated.