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"Local Shared Objects" are SuperCookies that aren't taken deleted by your browser, have no expiration date, and hold a huge amount of information about you. They can even turn on your camera or microphone without your permission. See this link for more info.

There is a Firefox Addon (Better Privacy) but I haven't found anything for Internet Explorer yet. Does anyone know of a tool for IE that handles these?

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CCleaner removes those by default. See this thread from their forums for more information.

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This is good to know since I use CCleaner occasionally (now I'll be using it more often). I'm still hoping there's some way to get IE to auto-delete these upon exit, or something like that. –  Lance Roberts Aug 27 '09 at 17:47

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