Editors' reviewThis utility proves to be one of the most powerful and flexible among erasers and privacy protectors. It has a handy interface: you can irrecoverably delete files using the right-click Explorer menu or by dragging them to the program window. Privacy Guard enables you to clean traces left in Windows (recently opened files, Run history), your browser (cache, cookies), and various applications such as ICQ and Windows Media Player.
The most remarkable feature is that you can fully control which files and Registry keys are erased, as well as add your own items for deletion. CyberScrub uses several erasing methods, including quick wiping, NAVSO, DoD, and Gutmann, so you can find the balance between speed and security. The program also lets you create your own methods. You can define the number of cleaning passes and, for each pass, any overwriting pattern (byte or text, fixed or random); this is a rare capability for this class of software.
What's more, it's possible to shuffle the order of passes and verify the data has really been deleted. Happily, CyberScrub now offers a built-in scheduler so you can run time-consuming tasks when you're away from your computer. You can lock the program with a password so nobody can occasionally damage your files beyond recovery. CyberScrub is designed for professional use.
Privacy Suite deletes all evidence of online activity (history, videos, e-mail, chat, newsgroups, pictures, P2P apps) and securely erases files beyond recovery. Used by many federal agencies. Encrypts sensitive data to prevent unauthorized access. Supports MS Office. Integrated scheduler allows program to run when idle or at set times. This product is tested with Encase forensic recovery software. A Microsoft Shareware Pick of the Week Protect Your Internet Privacy: Few realize every picture, video clip, chat room conversation and website address is written to your hard drive. Privacy Suite software protects you by removing all evidence of your online Internet history and activity. "Deleted" Files Remain on Your Computer: Deleted files are easily recovered using simple software tools. Sensitive data, such as passwords, financials or health records, even that "about last night" email are at risk. Don't allow discovery by a snoop, computer technician or unauthorized persons. Privacy Suite software allows you to erase data using wipe methods that exceed standards set by the United States Department of Defense for secure file erasure (DoD 5220.22). The CyberScrub Risk Monitor: The new Risk Monitor alerts you automatically when your privacy is at risk. For example, it will notify you of: Internet tracks and images that reside on your computer; the need to wipe free space to ensure that previously "deleted" files cannot be recovered; documents and files that reside in your Recycle Bin; available patches, fixes and updates. You may fix a pending Risk Alert with a single click of your mouse. Business users will appreciate: Detailed log file reporting; Powerful command-line functionality; A Permissions module to limit functions to users and/or groups; Options to password protect the program; The ability to incorporate data retention within their erasure tasks. Files and folders destruction may be based upon age, date, location, event and other criteria. Privacy Suite includes a robust scheduler, which allows for the flexible management of tasks. Run any feature at system (start up, browser closing, etc.) or scheduled events. You can even wipe free space "when idle". Other notable features include encryption, auto removal of Thumbs.db, the ability to retain Restore Points when wiping free space, the addition of popular P2P apps, news reader support.
What's new in this version:
Version 22.214.171.1243 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.