Advanced Privacy Cleaner

Advanced Privacy Cleaner

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    48,107
  • Date Added:
    December 05, 2007
  • File Size:
    681.16KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    35
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Retina-X Studios
Publisher web site http://www.retinax.com/
Release Date December 05, 2007
Date Added December 05, 2007
Version 1.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows NT
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 681.16KB
File Name apcleaner.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 48,107
Downloads Last Week 35
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
 
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