Editors' reviewDespite its Web-centric name, this PC cleaner's large list of supported applications turns out to be its true trump card. Alive Internet Eraser's straight-ahead interface is not a masterpiece of design but makes it a snap to configure the app's settings and perform a cleaning session. In our tests, the program made quick work of erasing our surfing history from Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla, Netscape, and AOL. This utility also erases documents from certain areas of Windows such as the clipboard and can be used to wipe your hard drive's free space. We were impressed to find more than 100 plug-ins for removing traces left by such widespread applications as ICQ, Kazaa, and WinZip. We appreciated the ability to schedule cleaning sessions and clear delete logs upon shutdown, but we longed for a file shredder for extra security. However, if that omission is not a huge concern of yours, Alive Internet Eraser should do you right.
Alive Internet Eraser is privacy-protection software for erasing the history of your activities on a computer. It allows you to erase your browser cache, cookies, history, visited URLs, typed URLs, autocomplete data, and index.dat files in one click. The program supports all recent versions of Internet Explorer as well as popular browsers such as Netscape, AOL, Opera, and MSN Explorer. With plug-in support, it can erase tracks left by any application. We currently offer more than 160 plug-ins, including the most popular programs MS Office, Windows Media Player, WordPad, Paint, Acrobat Reader, ACDSee, Macromedia Dreamweaver, WinRAR, and WinZip. Alive Internet Eraser also can help you free up your hard drive space by removing unnecessary files (such as ScanDisk file fragments) and emptying the Recycle Bin. You also can specify the files that must be deleted each time you run Alive Internet Eraser.