RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
On the topic of "temporary" files on your computer:
When you visit a web site any pictures that appear on the screen will be stored as "temporary" files on your computer as part of the process involved in displaying the image. Depending on your computer these files may or may not be deleted automatically. In some cases they never get deleted.
This means that if you accidentally visit a page that has child porn or anything else objectionable, these files will be on your computer. Even if you immediately close your browser or turn off your computer, the files can still be there.
If you visit a web page that has pop up windows that happen to send you to another web page, those files will be on your computer as well.
If you get a virus or other bad software on your computer that you didn’t install and it sends you to an objectionable web page, the picture files can remain on your computer.
The point to all this is that just because an objectionable file is found on a computer, it doesn’t mean the computer owner intended to view the file.
posted 2 years, 4 months ago
view in context