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Identity Finder Free Edition

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Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 17 votes

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    Jul. 12, 2013
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Editors' Review


Identity Finder Free Edition searches your computer for unsecured potentially sensitive information and brings it to your attention so you can take appropriate action. The items it identifies range from unsecured passwords to credit card numbers, and it offers you several different options for remedying each situation it finds.


Elimination options: Once the program has identified unsecured information on your computer, you can decide how you'd like to take care of it. For instance, you can just send it to the Recycling Bin, which is a good choice if you're not sure you want to permanently delete it yet. Alternately, if you know you do want to eliminate the information permanently, you can use the Shredder feature, which makes it completely unrecoverable.

Results Wizard: Especially if you don't have a lot of experience working with this type of program the Results Wizard is a big help. It displays the findings of scans to you and guides you through the process of addressing each individual issue to ensure the security of your information.


Overwhelming interface: There is a lot going on in this program's interface, and it can be a bit overwhelming, especially to inexperienced users. Once you get the hang of it, most processes are relatively intuitive, but it's hard to know where to start at first. There are also a lot of inactive buttons in this version because the developers are trying to entice you to purchase one of their paid programs.

No support: The free version of this product does not come with support. That means that if you run into trouble, you're pretty much on your own. There is a Help document, but the link to it is somewhat hidden under the Configuration tab, so its very easy to miss if you don't know it's there.

Bottom Line

Identity Finder Free Edition is a good basic tool for finding and eliminating unsecured personal information. Its interface can take some getting used to, especially for new users, but it performs its stated functions well, and it gives you some good options for getting rid of problems. Since it's free, it's worth checking out to see if it will work for you.

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User Reviews

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1 stars

"I no longer trust anything from CNET"

September 10, 2015  |  By Cool Man

 |  Version: Identity Finder Free Edition 6.3.2


The software was not installed because CNET wants to force its own installer on me, and install crapware that I don't want, but CNET will install it without my permission anyway.


Any respectable software vendor should stop using CNET for their software distribution until CNET goes back to what it used to be.


CNET used to be a great source and resource for downloading software, reading reviews, etc.
Sadly, CNET has become one of the worst download places on the Internet. They impose their own installer on you, and they will install crap that you do not want or need, even when you opt to uninstall that crap.
CNET should reconsider its unethical practices and go back to what it used to be.
We have plenty of options. There are alternative sites to download from.
The one-star rating is for CNET, and not for the product, and it's one-star only because there is no zero-star.
I'm absolutely furious at CNET and at how low it has descended to.

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1 stars

"CNET has become spyware and virus installer. Beware"

July 14, 2013  |  By Vanillaman

 |  Version: Identity Finder Free Edition 6.3.2


I didn't get the chance to use it, since CNET's infuriating installer now tries to sneak unwanted additional programs. This is despite choosing NOT to download them.


CNET tries to smuggle Wajam, Searchdial and Webcake


Don't use CNET, since their installer is a trojan horse downloading additional unwanted software.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Identity Finder
Publisher web site
Release Date July 12, 2013
Date Added July 12, 2013
Version 6.3.2
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 25.18MB
File Name identityfindersetup.exe
Total Downloads 16,317
Downloads Last Week 8
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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