Trial limitation hampers performance

Don't expect the full experience when you try the demo version of this privacy tool.

GSA Cleandrive is a privacy tool that promises to rid your computer of harmful spyware and browsing traces. But thanks to its restrictive trial limitation, it failed to clean any of the problems it found on our PC.

The user interface is very straightforward and easy to navigate. You can view the overall status of your computer's privacy, and a one-click button lets you clean your system in one fell swoop. If you want a little more control over the scanning process, a custom cleanup button lets you decide which areas of your computer that you want to clean. For even more control, the settings menu lets you go into each process and configure specific options, such as clean history, delete downloaded files, and empty Recycle Bin. When we put the program to the test, it quickly scanned our computer and came up with an alarming number of supposed threats. We were able to see each threat and de-select the ones that we didn't agree with. All was well until we wanted to the clean the threats. A window popped up to let us know that we'd have to purchase the program before we could clean any files.

On top of the trial restriction, you only have 10 days to experience the program. We can't recommend a program that didn't let us fully experience its features. A newer version is already available for download, and we can only hope it includes an expanded trial period that gives you some ability to test the cleaning functions.

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