Editors' reviewTouted as a complete privacy solution, this application possesses some definite high points but lacks a few features we'd like to see. The colorful interface offers large icons for its Windows system washer, Web cleaner, file shredder, and encryption utility. However, we wished the main window were resizable so you didn't have to scroll through these options. Like most competitors, Privacy Protector ZX erases common Web-surfing tracks by deleting your browser's cache, cookies, temporary files, and address bar. You also can tidy up certain areas of your Windows system, but unlike some other privacy apps, this one doesn't support third-party apps such as Adobe Acrobat or IM clients. However, we did have good experiences with both the file shredder and the encryption utility, both of which let you choose from five secure algorithms. As long as you don't care about erasing your tracks from applications you commonly use, Privacy Protector ZX can handle most of your needs.
This complete security suite consists of an online track eraser that removes any trace of Internet or offline activity, such as Web sites visited, movies played, pictures and documents viewed, a file encryption/decryption module using the industry-standard RC2, RC4, DES, or triple DES algorithms, and a file shredder capable of overwriting files 35 times before deleting them. It also removes temporary files. The program received Verified for Windows XP and Verified for Windows Server 2003 certifications from VeriTest.