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ParetoLogic Privacy Controls

CNET Editors' review

This privacy utility is a file-history and browser-trace eliminator demo that doesn't delete anything. Privacy Control's interface is certainly clean and professional. Functions and options are easily found and implemented. There are eight categories of files to scan with more than 270 items listed. There is no method to select or deselect all, even within a category. Users are stuck clicking checkboxes one by one or sticking to the program's default selection.

Once you've set your options, you just click a button to start scanning. Privacy Control quickly scans your system to find the items selected. A helpful list of found items is displayed. With a double-click you can preview items, or check boxes to remove items from the list. Clicking Erase then deletes all checked items. At least in theory. The demo won't allow you to actually delete items. There is no method to check how well the items are removed by either the normal delete method or the advanced shred option.

We like Privacy Control's speed and number of items scanned. We found the demo limitation unacceptable. Many programs in this genre allow a select type of file deletion to prove the program's capability. Nevertheless, users looking for a professional privacy trace eliminator might find the very good scan speed enough reason to register this demo.

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  • All versions:

    2.6 stars

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 13
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Complete scam that will mess your computer up."

    January 1, 2013  |   By ScottyEvil666

    Version: ParetoLogic Privacy Controls 3.1

    Pros

    NONE! AVOID!

    Cons

    Caused me all sorts of grief. Shame on you CNET for not warning people about this lying piece of crap. It will not let you uninstall.

    Summary

    Avoid at all costs.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "bait and switch"

    October 7, 2011  |   By Christianagems

    Version: ParetoLogic Privacy Controls 3.1

    Pros

    Nice fast scan. Not sure if the malware is really malware, though.

    Cons

    Product said it would fix photoed.exe
    It did not.
    All they want is your money. Again & again. MOSDT of the services they allegedly offer are already on your pc..huh!

    Summary

    I lack confidence in the company...and what they offer.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "AVOID AT ALL COST!"

    July 23, 2011  |   By cczuk

    Version: ParetoLogic Privacy Controls 3.1

    Pros

    Not a single pro

    Cons

    Too any to mention. Did not fix email error that i purchased it for. Caused permanent registry problems. Will cost $$$ to fix computer.

    Summary

    AVOID AT ALL COST! Permanent registry errors now, no email, no printer. Unable to fix these problems unless HD is wiped clean and reloaded. Decptive practices. They DO NOT honor the refund policy listed on website.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Payment automatically sets upa renewal wout permission"

    January 6, 2011  |   By runawaytobavaria

    Version: ParetoLogic Privacy Controls 3.1

    Pros

    optimise tools are handy in one location

    Cons

    payment model is definalty a scam and relies on people not realising they bought product for a limited time and will keep getting billed, Surely thats illegal.

    Summary

    features and functionality are great, but many of the drivers it downloaded are not correct for my computer, Ive lost all audio and video and now need to spend $300 getting my computer serviced as we regularly do multimedia presentations and skype calls at work.
    Absolutley not for teh beginner this tool, because you can create some serious issues that you didnt have before, and its quite hard to roll back after downloading 20 updated drivers.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Deceptive and Disgusting Marketing Campaign"

    October 18, 2010  |   By Azhrarn27

    Version: ParetoLogic Privacy Controls 3.1

    Pros

    None. A good product would stand on its own merits and sell itself through word of mouth.

    Cons

    Product has to be overpriced and worthless for them to sell it the way they do.

    Summary

    While doing research on privacy software I came across this website here: http://erase-internet-history.com/. The front page takes you to a review of privacy software which claims that ParetoLogic is the best. The website wants you to believe it's an unbiased source of info on privacy software, but I immediately suspected it was really an advertising site for ParetoLogic. Sure enough, when I clicked on the link for a free privacy scan, it downloaded an installer program for ParetoLogic! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "You are not buying this software only a term use licens"

    July 16, 2010  |   By lbolnick

    Version: ParetoLogic Privacy Controls 3.1

    Pros

    The product works and then one day it stops and requires you to spend the same amount as you originally paid.

    Cons

    Pareto Logic is very deceptive and does not inform you that when you click on their buy button you in fact are only leasing use of the software for a short time. It will stop and require you to pay again to use it. No where does it make it clear.

    Summary

    This is no better than other manufactures software that you only pay once for. I would understand if they charged for ongoing support and upgrades. They are not Oracle and should make it clear to potential customers, not make it look like you are purchasing a copy of the software.

    BUY SOMETHING DIFFERENT!!!!!

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