Fire Fox Portable - leave traces on host pc?

Hi experts,

I am currently looking into encrypted usb drives. Ive came across the Kangaroo Defender which is hardware encrypted. (Thanks to another expert) My question is , if I install Fire Fox Portable on this USB drive, will my passwords, cookies etc be left behind on the host computer ?

Thank you

Matt
meshoxfordAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

torimarCommented:
No. That is the point of a portable application. It does not use the hard drive/file system of the host operating system.

Some of your data may, however, remain in the RAM/memory of the host system until it is overwritten, or the system rebooted. A capable hacker could possibly extract them, if he knew what to look for in all the gigabytes of garbage.

I should say you are pretty safe with your portable browser on a USB stick in all normal cases and environments, but if the owner of a host system is a) your enemy or b) a very capable hacker or both, and c) you have some really classified top-secret stuff to protect, then don't use that host system for maximum protection.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
meshoxfordAuthor Commented:
thanks!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Web Browsers

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.