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Way Walker

"Personal" information in executables?

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I opened an executable I just created in a text editor and I see lines containing "www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast%3Fquery%3D43210&rndm=751129" along with other URLs, and website titles like "Musician's Friend - Search Results". What's that doing in there? It's nothing too private, but I'm curious why it even shows up in there. It seems out of place. I'm using "gcc version 3.2.3 (mingw special 20030504-1)" on Windows 98 SE and Opera 8.5.

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Hmm,

Sounds kind of like the compiler just grabbed what was sitting in uninitialised memory [possibly for the variable initialisation]... Is it stuff that you did that session, and do you get the same problem if you compile as soon as you startup? Oh, and is it a debug or release build?

--CJM

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I seem to recall a thread about this a while back. I believe the conclusion was that the linker wasn't overwriting memory before writing the executable, and the junk data that was there happened to be remnants of a browser cache.

But don't quote me.

CM

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