Question Librewolf Cache Location?

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snadge

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Jun 15, 2020
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Hi,

I would like to know if anyone can tell me the location of the LibreWolf cache in win 10x64..?
So I can add it to my cleaning app to wiped clean

I understand it deletes on exit, but this is not a secure "wipe" - a hacker can 'undelete' my cache n cookies! As any PC expert will tell you, files deleted aren't. They are simply marked to be written over in the Master File Table (MFT) "at some point" and that can take a while depending on the size and free space of the drive, and mine is always 80% empty, so its unlikely to be over-written for a while with wear levelling... yes it's an SSD, but I don't care about write wear down.

Also, I use SSD (system) and HDD's (storage) - can the cache be moved to another drive off the system SSD?

thanks in advance
 

snadge

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Jun 15, 2020
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Thanks for the swift reply...

I will have a look, I used to use "RAM based caches" using a 3rd party tool years back! - it would save it to disk then at boot, load it up into ram (portable browser + cache) - but the saving to disk defeats the purpose, so I stopped using it - but thanks I will have a gander at that link, I just want to be able to ensure my data is completely gone (wiped) - I practice & study a lot of Opsec and Osint - I do nothing illegal, but have everything to protect, and like to keep telemetry etc off, and 'temp data' over-written. Hardened browsers, Comodo firewall on custom ruleset and then some...

cheers
 

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Thanks for the swift reply...

I will have a look, I used to use "RAM based caches" using a 3rd party tool years back! - it would save it to disk then at boot, load it up into ram (portable browser + cache) - but the saving to disk defeats the purpose, so I stopped using it - but thanks I will have a gander at that link, I just want to be able to ensure my data is completely gone (wiped) - I practice & study a lot of Opsec and Osint - I do nothing illegal, but have everything to protect, and like to keep telemetry etc off, and 'temp data' over-written. Hardened browsers, Comodo firewall on custom ruleset and then some...

cheers



I got the settings from reddit long time back. I just checked the reddit link below and found the settings inside already deletd

Set Firefox only on RAM (check using about:cache)

("browser.cache.disk.enable", false); Make FF not to cache data to disk. This is to make sure no shadow copies of your browsing info exist on your device

("browser.cache.memory.enable", true); Make FF cache data to RAM memory

("browser.cache.memory.capacity", 204800 in KB); Default is “-1” to allow dynamic allocation of available RAM



("browser.cache.offline.enable", false); Make FF not to cache any data for offline use

("browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl", false); Make FF not to have separate cache setting for secure websites

("browser.cache.disk.capacity", 0);

("browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled", false);

("browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run", false);

("browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max", false);

("browser.cache.offline.capacity", 0);

("browser.cache.memory.max_entry_size", -1);




Not sure whether the settings are still in existence. Hopefully, they work similarly in Librewolf
 
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snadge

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Jun 15, 2020
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I got the settings from reddit long time back. I just checked the reddit link below and found the settings inside already deletd

Set Firefox only on RAM (check using about:cache)

("browser.cache.disk.enable", false); Make FF not to cache data to disk. This is to make sure no shadow copies of your browsing info exist on your device

("browser.cache.memory.enable", true); Make FF cache data to RAM memory

("browser.cache.memory.capacity", 204800 in KB); Default is “-1” to allow dynamic allocation of available RAM



("browser.cache.offline.enable", false); Make FF not to cache any data for offline use

("browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl", false); Make FF not to have separate cache setting for secure websites

("browser.cache.disk.capacity", 0);

("browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled", false);

("browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run", false);

("browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max", false);

("browser.cache.offline.capacity", 0);

("browser.cache.memory.max_entry_size", -1);




Not sure whether the settings are still in existence. Hopefully, they work similarly in Librewolf

Many thanks for all the hardening advice - I will try them out and compare them to the tech lore (YT) list, he has a video and link to page with a lot of them, I have done them all in FF, but yet to check them in LW

cheers

EDIT: the setting:

("browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl", false); Make FF not to have separate cache setting for secure websites

would that not be safer left ON? Putting all secure websites into the same 'cache' doesn't sound appealing?
- I also use containers for tabs… I have my regular sites open in separate containers, especially for certain accounts, like google, YouTube, Banking, Shopping

EDIT 2: YES..some of those settings are not set in LW, so I changed them, and it seems much faster, although for now i left the "browser.cache.disk_cache_ssl" to True until I find out more about that
 
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snadge

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hmm may have to reset it as its seemingly playing up here making me double post now?? as my first reply disappeared on refresh logged in and out, so I login and post a 2nd reply and BANG theres the reply above?? lol :)
 

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but the saving to disk defeats the purpose
Then do not? You can start with a fresh cache every time you boot. Still, in case of an emergency, you can simply hit reset and PC will load the last save at boot.
I move the whole browser's profiles to ramdisk, since there is much more than just a cache. It is also useful as a backup for settings/flags. Creds are not saved.
Code:
rd "Z:\Brave" /s /q
taskkill /im brave.exe /f
takeown /s %computername% /u %username% /f "%LocalAppData%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data" /r /d y
xcopy "D:\OneDrive\Soft\Brave" "Z:\Brave" /s /i /y
rd "%LocalAppData%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data" /s /q
mklink /d "%LocalAppData%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data" "Z:\Brave"

rd "Z:\Edge" /s /q
taskkill /im msedge.exe /f
takeown /s %computername% /u %username% /f "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge" /r /d y
xcopy "D:\OneDrive\Soft\Edge" "Z:\Edge" /s /i /y
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge" /s /q
mklink /d "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge" "Z:\Edge"

rd "Z:\librewolf" /s /q
taskkill /im librewolf.exe /f
takeown /s %computername% /u %username% /f "%AppData%\Librewolf" /r /d y
xcopy "D:\OneDrive\Soft\Librewolf" "Z:\Librewolf" /s /i /y
rd "%AppData%\Librewolf" /s /q
mklink /d "%AppData%\Librewolf" "Z:\Librewolf"
I cleanup using cookieautodelete + clean at browser's exit + wise disk cleaner + plus manual cleanup. I use mostly Edge, but you can tinker with LW as well.
Code:
start "" /wait "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Wise\Wise Disk Cleaner\WiseDiskCleaner.exe" -a

rem Clean caches and cookies (not covered by CookieAutodelete, since the browser is running) - edge://settings/siteData
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\*history*." /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Custom Dictionary.txt" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\DashTrackerDatabase" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\DIPS" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\DIPS-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\HubApps" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\HubApps Icons" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\HubApps Icons-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\LOG" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\LOG.old" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Network Action Predictor" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Network Action Predictor-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Network Persistent State" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\PreferredApps" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Reporting and NEL" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Reporting and NEL-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\QuotaManager" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\QuotaManager-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Shortcuts" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Shortcuts-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Top Sites" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Top Sites-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Visited Links" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Vpn Tokens" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\WebAssistDatabase" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\WebAssistDatabase-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Web Data" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Web Data-journal" /s /f /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Asset Store" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\EdgePushStorageWithConnectTokenAndKey" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\AssistanceHome" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\blob_storage" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\BudgetDatabase" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Cache" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Code Cache" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Collections" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\commerce_subscription_db" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Continuous Migration" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\coupon_db" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\databases" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\DawnCache" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Download Service" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\EdgeCoupons" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\EdgeEDrop" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\EdgeTravel" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\EntityExtraction" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Feature Engagement Tracker" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\GPUCache" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\IndexedDB" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\JumpListIconsRecentClosed" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\JumpListIconsRecentWorkspacesV2" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\JumpListIconsTopSites" /s /q
rem rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Local Storage" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\MediaFoundationCdmStore" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Nurturing" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\optimization_guide_hint_cache_store" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\optimization_guide_model_metadata_store" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Password_Diagnostics" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Pdf" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\PDF Restore Data" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Platform Notifications" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Safe Browsing Network" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Segmentation Platform" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\SemanticEncoder.db" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Service Worker" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Session Storage" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\shared_proto_db" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Site Characteristics Database" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\VideoDecodeStats" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\WebrtcVideoStats" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\WebStorage" /s /q
 
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snadge

New Member
Thread author
Jun 15, 2020
8
Then do not? You can start with a fresh cache every time you boot. Still, in case of an emergency, you can simply hit reset and PC will load the last save at boot.
I move the whole browser's profiles to ramdisk, since there is much more than just a cache. It is also useful as a backup for settings/flags. Creds are not saved.
Code:
rd "Z:\Brave" /s /q
taskkill /im brave.exe /f
takeown /s %computername% /u %username% /f "%LocalAppData%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data" /r /d y
xcopy "D:\OneDrive\Soft\Brave" "Z:\Brave" /s /i /y
rd "%LocalAppData%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data" /s /q
mklink /d "%LocalAppData%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data" "Z:\Brave"

rd "Z:\Edge" /s /q
taskkill /im msedge.exe /f
takeown /s %computername% /u %username% /f "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge" /r /d y
xcopy "D:\OneDrive\Soft\Edge" "Z:\Edge" /s /i /y
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge" /s /q
mklink /d "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge" "Z:\Edge"

rd "Z:\librewolf" /s /q
taskkill /im librewolf.exe /f
takeown /s %computername% /u %username% /f "%AppData%\Librewolf" /r /d y
xcopy "D:\OneDrive\Soft\Librewolf" "Z:\Librewolf" /s /i /y
rd "%AppData%\Librewolf" /s /q
mklink /d "%AppData%\Librewolf" "Z:\Librewolf"
I cleanup using cookieautodelete + clean at browser's exit + wise disk cleaner + plus manual cleanup. I use mostly Edge, but you can tinker with LW as well.
Code:
start "" /wait "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Wise\Wise Disk Cleaner\WiseDiskCleaner.exe" -a

rem Clean caches and cookies (not covered by CookieAutodelete, since the browser is running) - edge://settings/siteData
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\*history*." /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Custom Dictionary.txt" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\DashTrackerDatabase" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\DIPS" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\DIPS-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\HubApps" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\HubApps Icons" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\HubApps Icons-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\LOG" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\LOG.old" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Network Action Predictor" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Network Action Predictor-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Network Persistent State" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\PreferredApps" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Reporting and NEL" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Reporting and NEL-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\QuotaManager" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\QuotaManager-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Shortcuts" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Shortcuts-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Top Sites" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Top Sites-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Visited Links" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Vpn Tokens" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\WebAssistDatabase" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\WebAssistDatabase-journal" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Web Data" /s /f /q
del "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Web Data-journal" /s /f /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Asset Store" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\EdgePushStorageWithConnectTokenAndKey" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\AssistanceHome" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\blob_storage" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\BudgetDatabase" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Cache" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Code Cache" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Collections" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\commerce_subscription_db" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Continuous Migration" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\coupon_db" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\databases" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\DawnCache" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Download Service" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\EdgeCoupons" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\EdgeEDrop" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\EdgeTravel" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\EntityExtraction" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Feature Engagement Tracker" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\GPUCache" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\IndexedDB" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\JumpListIconsRecentClosed" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\JumpListIconsRecentWorkspacesV2" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\JumpListIconsTopSites" /s /q
rem rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Local Storage" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\MediaFoundationCdmStore" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Nurturing" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\optimization_guide_hint_cache_store" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\optimization_guide_model_metadata_store" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Password_Diagnostics" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Pdf" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\PDF Restore Data" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Platform Notifications" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Safe Browsing Network" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Segmentation Platform" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\SemanticEncoder.db" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Service Worker" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Session Storage" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\shared_proto_db" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Site Characteristics Database" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\VideoDecodeStats" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\WebrtcVideoStats" /s /q
rd "%LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\WebStorage" /s /q
Many Thanks. Very helpful.

I think I will move back to "RAM Browser and Cache" - it was much faster too, but this was before SSD's, and during the days of xDSL broadband (Windows XP/7).
I use also use D.O.H (DNS-over-HTTPS = browser only) or D.O.T (DNS over TLS = system wide) on Quad9 - but usually the first.

cheers for the code :)
 
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