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  • Date Added:
    Jan. 20, 2006
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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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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5 stars

"Good trial run!"

September 20, 2006  |  By a50rogerdodger50a

 |  Version: HistorySweep 2.2


It was a good trial run, easy to use and I was please with the measure of privacy protected - however, mt curiosity makes me wonder if there is a privacy program out there that lets you surf anonymously for free...?

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Full Specifications

Publisher Peacekeeper
Publisher web site http://www.historysweep.com/
Release Date January 20, 2006
Date Added January 20, 2006
Version 2.2
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.36MB
File Name HistorySweep.exe
Total Downloads 37,322
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $39.95

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