PurgeFox - a track cleaner for FireFox

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Effective March 27, 2015, sales of licenses for PurgeIE, PurgeIE Pro and PurgeFox were discontinued.

This is due to Microsoft's announced intention to replace Internet Explorer with a new web browser named Edge (or Spartan). This is expected to occur with the official release of Windows 10. 

PurgeIE was in the marketplace for 16 years and PurgeFox for 10 years. 

Support will continue for 12 months terminating March 31, 2016.

Licensed customers should check periodically for maintenance releases.


However, Version PurgeFox 5.05 has been released as a maintenance release to enable the processing for FireFox 56.0.2 (64-Bit) and 56.0.2 (32-Bit).  Existing customers can download via the PurgeFox Download page. 


   PurgeFox supports VISTA thru Win-8 protected mode Cookies and Cache

from the vendor for PurgeIE and PurgeIE Pro
is also known as Purge FireFox.


The current version PurgeFox, 5.05, 
supports Win-7 thru Win-10 systems

with FireFox thru version 56.0.2


PurgeFox 5.05 supports IE thru IE-11.


Windows 8 / IE-10 Note  -  PurgeIE, PurgeIE Pro and PurgeFox were designed to work with Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Prior to IE-10, Internet Explorer utilized files named Index.dat for indexing the Cache, Cookies and History information.

Beginning with IE-10, Index.dat files are not used. The indexing functions are implemented within a Microsoft database system. The programming interface routines used to access the Index.dat files now function for the database system.


IE-10 was distributed with Win- 8 and recently made available for use on Win-7 systems with Windows Update set to automatically install IE-10.


If you are currently using IE-10, you need to upgrade to PurgeFox 5.05.


Download PurgeFox- the Track cleaner for FireFox
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Link to the PurgeFox download page



PurgeFox is a utility program specifically designed for users of the popular FireFox browser for removing the surfing tracks retained by FireFox and Windows.

PurgeFox lets you easily protect  the Cookies you want to keep and quickly delete the rest. 

PurgeFox optionally displays a list of the items it deletes and provides a 'Preview' function to let you determine the items that would be deleted by the 'Purge' function.

PurgeFox frees up wasted space on your HardDrive.

With PurgeFox, you can delete FireFox History, delete FireFox Cache, clean FireFox URLs, delete Windows Temp folder data, clear FireFox AutoComplete data and remove FireFox Search information.


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PurgeFox was created by the developer of PurgeIE and PurgeIE Pro due to the requests from customers who wanted similar functions for their use of the popular FireFox browser. 

Consideration was given for supporting FireFox via Plugins for PurgeIE Pro.  However, FireFox purposefully hides their Cache, History and Cookies data.  Their technique generates a random folder name which would require that any Plugins to be hand-tailored by each user for their installation.  This would not be desirable.

PurgeFox was developed as a separate program as the folder structure and the Cookie handling used by FireFox is entirely different from that used by Internet Explorer.

Several of the PurgeIE and PurgeIE Pro options that were available for removing Windows tracks have been implemented in PurgeFox.

PurgeFox provides a Cookie Viewer function to assist in designating desirable Cookies to be retained.  This is similar to the function in PurgeIE and PurgeIE Pro.

PurgeFox includes the popular Plugins function and the Secure Erase (secure delete) option from PurgeIE Pro.
    See - https://www.purgeie.com/purgepro.htm 

The Plugins available with PurgeIE Pro are supported by PurgeFox. These Plugins are also distributed with PurgeFox.  You can also use PurgeIE Pro's "Plugin Manager" to generate your own Plugins.
    See - https://www.purgeie.com/plugins.htm 

Note - many find this page when trying to find out how to delete the FireFox Index.dat files.
There are no FireFox Index.dat files!  
The Index.dat files on your system belong to Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

License / Registration


Licenses for PurgeFox are no longer available. 


Trial Period 

PurgeFox is marketed as Shareware.  This means that you are free to try the programs prior to purchasing a license.  You are allowed to test this software for fifteen (15) days in its Fully-functional mode.  These days need not be contiguous.  Once the Trial Period expires, the program can still execute in Preview mode for evaluation purposes.  In Preview mode no actual deletes are performed.  The program must then be licensed (registered) to regain its Fully-functional mode.

The non-contiguous evaluation period avoids the scenario in which one downloads a program, studies it briefly, has to put it aside for other pressing matters, tries to evaluate it after several weeks and finds that it does not function after some fixed time.   Actually, one could use the program weekly for 15 weeks before purchasing a license. 

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           Revised: January 20, 2022