HistorySweep

HistorySweep


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.2
File Size:
1.36MB
Date Added:
January 20, 2006
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
37,277
Downloads Last Week:
4
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

Although it's not as comprehensive as some competing privacy tools, HistorySweep still makes a good case for itself. The tabbed interface is simple to navigate, if a bit bland, though a colorful photo of a bizarre-looking superhero helps add some flair. When enabled, the program sits in your system tray; right-clicking the icon lets you access several options. We appreciate that the application can delete your surfing history from a number of browsers, including Opera, Firefox, AOL, and Netscape. It also scours Windows system areas such as the Recycle Bin and the Run menu. Support for third-party apps is present, but is limited compared to what other programs in the class offer. To make up for this, the app includes both a pop-up blocker and a boss key that lets you quickly hide all open browser windows. The pop-up blocker supplies a whitelist and demonstrates decent performance. The program now contains a file shredder, but since it doesn't seem to employ secure algorithms, we wouldn't use it to destroy top-secret data. This program isn't perfect, but it certainly has its share of positives.

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    3.5

    out of 4 votes

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    • 1 star: 1
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    5.0

    out of 2 votes

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