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CyberScrub

CNET Editors' review

This 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.

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All User Reviews

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Pretty good but lacking behind new versions of browsers"

    January 20, 2014  |   By ertmania

    Version: CyberScrub 5.1.1.143

    Pros

    Cleans pretty good

    Cons

    Always lacking behind new versions of browsers. Thats a security risk.
    Sometimes files names can be restored after cleaning.
    Missing a very important feature: To be able to clean files, recycle bin, and everything and then shut down the computer

    Summary

    All in all a pretty good software for safe deletion of files. I have tried to restore data with Encase and Recuva.
    Sometimes file names can be restored and Cyberscrub doesn't update the program when new version of browser are present.
    Not as good as Evidence Eliminator which was excellent.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't waste your money on this useless software"

    January 20, 2014  |   By chrisinvbc

    Version: CyberScrub 5.1.1.143

    Pros

    Cyberscrub at one time was excellent security software, which was updated on a regular basis.

    Cons

    This software desperately needs updating. Does not work with the latest versions of Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome and Word 2010. Looks like the software has not been updated for a few years. I unfortunately wasted over $50 to purchase this software, as years ago this used to be excellent up-to-date software. Was a complete waste of my hard earned money. Now looking for internet security software that is as good and has similar features to what Cyberscrub once was years ago.

    The positive reviews for this software were obviously created by the publishers of Cyberscrub.

    Summary

    Do not waste your hard earned money on this software. It is hopelessly out-of-date rendering this software pretty much useless. A complete waste of money.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "So glad I got it!"

    September 30, 2013  |   By gzane2665

    Version: CyberScrub 5.1.1.143

    Pros

    It found lots of sensitive information that I'm really glad I wiped before donating an old PC
    Process for wiping information was straightforward
    Installation was super easy & support was quick & easy

    Cons

    None so far, will update if I run into any

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great piece of software!"

    September 23, 2013  |   By Roino

    Version: CyberScrub 5.1.1.143

    Pros

    Works as advertised, solid and dependable. I had a question regarding my key and support got back to me quickly. Hassle free!

    Cons

    None to report so far!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This is a terrific product! I would recommend it to all"

    September 22, 2013  |   By skfinance1

    Version: CyberScrub 5.1.1.143

    Pros

    I am in finance and have used this product very effectively for many years. It has always been very dependable and completely reliable. I am very secure in the knowledge that once my data is deleted, it is truly gone. The product fully lives up to its claims and is still the best on the market. Support today is very good though two years ago they had a bad patch in new releases but they fixed it.

    Cons

    None at this time.

    Summary

    Great product and well-worth the money.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works like a charm! Its all it claims and more!"

    September 19, 2013  |   By techsoftuser1

    Version: CyberScrub 5.1.1.143

    Pros

    I have been using this product for over ten years and can say that I am very satisfied with its performance. It has always wiped out everything it said it does and I would recommend it to anyone.
    Support was spotty a few years ago but has been very good for the last year or so. They even did a remote session and helped fix the problem (of course the problem was Windows and its settings on my pc, not their problem!).
    Its well-worth the money.

    Cons

    None at this time

    Summary

    Get it! It works very well!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This product is rock-solid"

    September 18, 2013  |   By FlashFlannigan

    Version: CyberScrub 5.1.1.143

    Pros

    I have used this suite for a minimum of 4 years and have nothing but good things to say. Updates work the way they're supposed to and I never worry about the dependability of the software. The interface is really easy to use.

    Cons

    I have no cons to add.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good Product, Wonderful Support with Remote Login."

    September 6, 2013  |   By cybermanbuy

    Version: CyberScrub 5.1.1.143

    Pros

    I have been using this product from ages. It has served my needs very well. The company is under new management and the product and support has been improved tremendously. With the remote session the support person was able to log into my system and identify and fix the issue on the same session. The rep. was polite. He even called me during the remote session and was very sharp and proactive.

    Cons

    They had few challenges previously in last couple of years. The product was still and is still the best, the support lacked in between. Now it seems to be at the top again.

    Summary

    I would recommend anyone this product and the new support. They can log into your system, put themselves in our shoes and resolve the issue. I gave them 5 stars. Excellent, Job well done

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Complete Rip Off"

    August 27, 2013  |   By 1MarkC

    Version: CyberScrub 5.1.1.143

    Pros

    Used to work well several years ago

    Cons

    The biggest con is the auto renewal which appears to be impossible to cancel. You could be paying for the rest of your life for this appalling piece of software.

    Summary

    Avoid

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Used once...Awful!"

    June 11, 2013  |   By Cattain

    Version: CyberScrub 5.1.1.143

    Pros

    None at all.

    Cons

    After running for 6 hours and making my machine nearly unusable, it claimed to remove thousands of files. There is no listing or description of these files, so you have no choices to make there. After a re-start, I found that my internet had been wiped out and I needed to unplug and reset my modem ( which takes another hour)then reset the router and put in all my personal settings again. I am not sure I gained anything by this frustrating experience.

    Summary

    Avoid this!

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