Am using Windows XP sp3 and IE8\n\nSeemingly, there is an unwanted schedule cleaning of personal log-in\ninformation, cookies and Temporary Internet Files occurring in the IE8\nbrowser on my computer.\n\nEvery 3 weeks (possibly 4 but I'm not sure since no record keeping to\nverify) all my personal log-in information and cookies are being\nautomatically deleted. Consequently, every 3 or 4 (??/) weeks I am having\nto re-enter all my log-in information for frequently visited sites such as\nmember forums, banking, government, time-and-date.\n\nAre there any settings which by default, or due to recent Microsoft Updates,\nallow Windows / IE8 to do this unwanted cleaning on a scheduled basis?\n\nI have configured IE8 to not delete the Temporary Internet Files when\nshutting down (see Tools > Internet Options > Advanced tab.)\n\nI have no 3rd party Registry or Disk cleaners to contend with.\n\nI use McAfee AntiVirus Plus as a resident virus, trojan and malware scanner.\nIt is scheduled to scan my system twice a week for such baddies. It has a\nQuickClean tool that can be manually operated to effect cleaning but it does\nnot appear that it can be configured to automatically run on a predetermined\nbasis.\n\nI also use the free, manual version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to\nscan my entire disk on a weekly basis.\n\nRichard Roseweir\nSurrey, BC, Canada.