I have got Mozilla Firefox installed, and am aware of the issues with nasty things like phishing scripts from images ending up in my browser's cache. And so that I don't have to just empty my cache all the time, I would like to know of its location in my computer.
I have noticed that there appears to be some sort of area for caching here:
And that there also seem to be some Mozilla Firefox related files here:
So which one of these is it? Or is there a different area for caching? Or different caches? For greater efficiency when scanning the caching areas, I would prefer to know exactly which top level directory only contains caching areas, so that I do not scan anything which is non-cache related.
Expanding of question:
I have looked at the questions which are possible duplicates of this in the comments, but then I also ask, what are these other locations with
cache in their names then located in
Cache cache2 OfflineCache startupCache
What are these if not some sorts of caches? And if they are so, should I not also scan them? Or are their purposes different and thus would not possibly contain any contents from websites?
Description: Ubuntu 15.04 Release: 15.04
firefox: Installed: 37.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 Candidate: 37.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 Version table: *** 37.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.15.04.1 0 500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-updates/main amd64 Packages 500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid-security/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 37.0+build2-0ubuntu1 0 500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid/main amd64 Packages