#1 Free History Eraser

#1 Free History Eraser


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.7
File Size:
417.3KB
Date Added:
January 04, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
6,681
Downloads Last Week:
7
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' review

It's a wiz at erasing Internet Explorer history after the fact, but watch out for this freeware tool's AutoErase feature.

#1 Free History Eraser has a small interface with a pane in the center and a few buttons arranged vertically on the right. Its not very intuitive for first-time users, but our testers bravely hit the Erase button. History Eraser responded quickly, and the directory location and filenames of the temporary files it erased autocompleted and typed URLs, index.dat files--scrolled down in the center pane. An AutoErase feature is included, which seems to erase such files as they are created. It didn't work as intended for some of our testers, who reported that IE locked up and shut down on occasion when this feature was enabled. Vista users should note that they could be on their own figuring the application out. The Help file is in a format that the new OS doesn't support.

The intermittent issue with the AutoErase feature aside, this freeware tool easily rids your PC of Internet Explorer history.

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    "It's free and it definitely works."

    July 29, 2014   |   By Mastin_becky

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    Keeps my computer safe. It let's me choose what files to delete where there's a virus threat. I love the user interface!

    Cons

    Didn't notice anything bad.

    Summary

    Overall I enjoy my experience with Ad-aware.

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  • 5 stars

    "Comparable to paid programs."

    July 29, 2014   |   By Thomas_is_epperson

    Version: Ad-Aware Free Antivirus + 11.2.5952

    Pros

    It compares very well to all the paid programs. Straightforward UI is easy to figure out. Scans are as good as any. What makes a difference is the real time protection. It warns you right away, when something is wrong. Not every antivirus program has a game mode. Ad-aware has it for free. This is a very good antivirus.

    Cons

    I only had one problem which I was able to rectify.

    Summary

    Total protection and detection of threats.

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  • 1 stars

    "Didn't work, Downloaded toxic files"

    July 29, 2014   |   By beccafool

    Version: AVCHD to MP4 Converter 1.0

    Pros

    Unfortunately, I can't add any pros.

    Cons

    -Was not able to find my AVCHD/.mts files on my computer (and as a result, couldn't convert them to MP4 format)
    -Downloaded Undesirable Adware
    -Downloaded Applications without my consent
    -May have infected my computer with other malware/viruses

    Summary

    Ugh. The program did not work at all and infected my computer. Now, I have been set back during a busy day at work trying to restore my computer and have only made reverse progress. I have learned my lesson and will do better due diligence in the future!

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  • 2 stars

    "waste of time"

    July 29, 2014   |   By cmiberoa

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    none that I can see

    Cons

    rude sales people, even if we needed it, why would we ever sign up with that kind of attitude.

    Summary

    These people kept calling our office to sign up our doctor. When I would ask what they did they wouldn't say, just a bunch of doubletalk about servicing Mount Sinai Hospital. When asked again what their services were they only wanted to speak to the doctor. I googled them and let them know that we did not need these services. The comeback? "how do you know if you don't know what we do?" so I ask what is it that you do? "well you don't seem interested so let's not waste our time" Ok, whatever, I ask them to take our doctor off their list and thank you but to not to call again. His response? "Ok, we'll keep calling." What a jerk.

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  • 5 stars

    "Why not get back while you spend"

    July 29, 2014   |   By DillyPickles28

    Version: JollyWallet 99_10_3

    Pros

    Fast
    Great cash back rates on all the key sites
    A lot of stores to earn back from

    Cons

    More stores needed

    Summary

    I love the application, it allows me to earn back a percentage on things I need to buy anyways. I can do all my shopping from all major stores like Best Buy, GNC, Toys R us. Simple, fast and effective way to be a smart informed consumer. This application is a must have for anyone who does online purchases.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very impressed"

    July 29, 2014   |   By robertsoan

    Version: VirtualLab 7.0.22.84

    Pros

    Pretty fast

    Cons

    Thank you Virtual Lab for a good product and for saving all of my files

    Summary

    I just bought a new 1TB external hard drive and filled it with my favorite movies and music (and still have a lot of free space on it). After a couple of days I went to a friend of mine to put some of his music on my hdd and did not unplug it with safety remove. When I got home, my computer could not read the hdd anymore. I tried on other computers and looked for answers on the internet but the only thing I could do is to format it. After I did that, I needed a recovery software to get all my things back and I have to say that the most impressive was VirtualLab Data Recovery which got all my data back pretty fast.

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  • 5 stars

    "I am happy to report that the recovery was 100%"

    July 29, 2014   |   By robertsoan

    Version: VirtualLab Data Recovery 4.0.27

    Pros

    Recovered from mac

    Cons

    just good.

    Summary

    I am writing to you to express my sincere appreciation for the recovery of both business and personal data from the failed hard drive on my mac computer

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  • 1 stars

    "AVG found malware after download"

    July 29, 2014   |   By edkanaga

    Version: Free MKV Player 1.0

    Pros

    See below. Never used it.

    Cons

    AVG found malware after download

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  • 5 stars

    "Works reliably."

    July 29, 2014   |   By swanjame

    Version: CyberGhost VPN 5.0.13.16

    Pros

    Excellent download, installation, and upgrade. Great support either through FAQs and such or directly.

    Cons

    I wish the upgrade availability popped up on the VPN itself. CNET notification is OK, though.

    Summary

    The free version is nice and the paid version is nicer.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best in formatted drive"

    July 29, 2014   |   By pipkinorelee

    Version: VirtualLab 7.0.22.84

    Pros

    Recovered files from my formatted drive

    Cons

    just perfect

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