by David Hakala

Q: “Is it possible to delete persistent Internet files (hidden files) from Windows and if so how can I do this without much cost?” — Ahmed

I am going to assume that Ahmed is referring to persistent cookies. Other types of files hidden by Windows are hidden for a reason: Deleting them can play havoc with your computer. But cookies can be deleted safely, easily, and with no cost at all. Cookies are “hidden” only in the sense that they are buried in obscure subfolders and named cryptically.
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How to Disable Internet Explorer

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If you don’t use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for Web browsing, you might be tempted to disable or uninstall it. But Windows needs some components of IE to function properly, so it’s best to instead take steps to minimize Explorer’s presence on your computer.

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