Advanced Privacy Cleaner

Advanced Privacy Cleaner


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 18 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.1
File Size:
681.16KB
Date Added:
December 05, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
47,587
Downloads Last Week:
46
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

If you're looking for a single-point method of cleaning up Internet history files, temporary files, cookies, and more, this nice freeware tool may suit your needs.

Advanced Privacy Cleaner provides a lot of functionality from a simple, elegant, easy-to-navigate, and clearly labeled interface. This free app lists six categories of items to clean: Windows Histories, Program Histories, Browser History, Cookies, Messengers, and Plugins. Windows Histories included Run Command, Find File, Start Menu, Recent File, Task Scheduler Log File, and other similar areas. Each category offered a similarly full listing of items to clear or leave intact. We liked that Advanced Privacy Cleaner had an option for backing up the Registry before cleaning and had flexible options for scheduling cleanings, cleaning on start-up, and shutting down or restarting your system after cleaning.

This freeware app performed very well in our tests, responding quickly and executing its commands in a very short period of time. It was easy to use, making it a great tool for novices and experienced users.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.9

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 7
  • Current Version:

    2.9

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 7
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  • 1 stars

    "sounds good, but doesnt live up to promises"

    June 22, 2012   |   By lethal57

    Version: Advanced Privacy Cleaner 1.1

    Pros

    would be a good start to protecting important issues... if worked

    Cons

    doesnt work, only clear 5 of 20 odds items one selects, and if 'options' is chosen program crashes

    Summary

    dont bother

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  • 1 stars

    "WARNING - HARMFUL PROGRAM!!!"

    April 28, 2011   |   By 7musicman

    Version: Advanced Privacy Cleaner 1.1

    Pros

    It cleans.

    Cons

    Before running this, I checked all appropriate boxes for my preferences. Many of my Firefox settings were changed and all of my passwords were completely wiped out. I NEVER selected anything for deleting passwords or changing any browser settings.

    Summary

    STAY AWAY from this program if you don't want to spend a great deal of time putting your browser settings back to your preference. There are too many other effective programs that are efficient and will not perform unauthorized activity.

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  • 1 stars

    "Dangerous Stuff. Stay Away"

    July 20, 2010   |   By Joe_the_American

    Version: Advanced Privacy Cleaner 1.1

    Pros

    Considering what it can do do wipe out all your Start Menu shortcuts, and not explaining that this can happen. There are no pros for this program.

    Cons

    If you have pinned programs to your Start Menu, this little gem of a program will totally wipe them out. The solution to getting them all back is to do a system restore.

    Summary

    This program can really do some weird stuff to your computer. As stated in the cons, Advanced Privacy Cleaner will literally wipe out all your Start Menu shortcuts--the things that you pin to the Start Menu to make your life easier.

    Using this program wiped out everything I had pinned which included the calculator, wordpad, notepad and a bunch of other apps I frequently use. Since the program doesn't even warn you about this, unless you know what you are doing, you won't be able to pin anything else to your Start Menu because it wipes out this function as well.

    I got all of my Start Menu shortcuts by just doing a simple system restore. But because of this experience with this software, I cannot and would not recommend it to anyone.

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  • 4 stars

    "Cleans throughly, but a little too good"

    June 30, 2010   |   By BookumDanno

    Version: Advanced Privacy Cleaner 1.1

    Pros

    Seems to clean as described

    Cons

    If "Clear Start Menu History" is checked, you lose the recently used programs
    list permanently. To fix this, run regedit to edit your XP registry.
    Search for NoInstrumentation or NoStartMenuMFUprogramsList
    If you find them, set their value to 0.

    Summary

    Useful but use with caution

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  • 5 stars

    "that's what i call cleaning"

    June 27, 2010   |   By poolm1

    Version: Advanced Privacy Cleaner 1.1

    Pros

    gets rid of everything, my pc sure runs sweeter now

    Cons

    nothing wrong with this so far

    Summary

    love it

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  • 1 stars

    "A BIG BUT..."

    May 02, 2010   |   By deltaexplorer

    Version: Advanced Privacy Cleaner 1.1

    Pros

    Small in size and it DOES CLEAN VERY WELL...

    Cons

    SO MUCH SO THAT NOW THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS ON MY START MENU....And I have not been able to solve the problem. I have tried Windows Help, and Windows 7 forums. So, I think I will have to restore Windows to a previous date.

    Summary

    I would check the default settings before using the application. The mistake I made was not to check them because apps usually are already setup to be used safely.

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  • 5 stars

    "very very good a must have download it now!"

    March 15, 2010   |   By daveh001

    Version: Advanced Privacy Cleaner 1.1

    Pros

    really deep clean, so easy to use

    Cons

    none! none! none!

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  • 3 stars

    "Very Good Cleaner"

    September 14, 2009   |   By purigen

    Version: Advanced Privacy Cleaner 1.1

    Pros

    Easy to use, nice layout

    Cons

    I couldn't find anything wrong with it

    Summary

    Worth serious consideration

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  • 2 stars

    "CAUTION-Not for beginners......."

    March 20, 2009   |   By rick hutchinson

    Version: Advanced Privacy Cleaner 1.1

    Pros

    Appears to be a very good utility if only it came with better understanding what each of the applications are for;their plus,minus,good ,bad,use if,don't use if.

    Cons

    There are no default settings and if you go check all the boxes and run the utility then you could harm your computer and delete commands/folders and other items that are important to you OS.

    Summary

    No default settings.Not for novices but experienced.So I would advise caution and look for another privacy cleaner like CCleaner,Glary Utilities,or Advanced System Care. I'm disappointed.

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  • 1 stars

    "help!!!!1 cnet download.com"

    October 04, 2008   |   By lildeceptikonz

    Version: Advanced Privacy Cleaner 1.1

    Pros

    this cleaner thing wiped out everything
    well not excatly
    but all my start up icons a vanished please tell me how 2 get it bak

    Cons

    stupid this cleaner thing wiped out everything
    well not excatly
    but all my start up icons a vanished please tell me how 2 get it bak

    Summary

    this cleaner thing wiped out everything
    well not excatly
    but all my start up icons a vanished please tell me how 2 get it bak

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