PrivaZer

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 9 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.20
File Size:
6.87MB
Date Added:
May 23, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
12,984
Downloads Last Week:
67
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

If you share a computer, you can rest assured that someone has looked over your browser's history for salacious details. PrivaZer protects your privacy by cleaning that up, but it doesn't stop there. It does a thorough cleaning of everything you do on your computer, so no one can use it against you.

PrivaZer can be installed on your computer, but if you want to take the program with you, it offers an executable version you can slip on a portable drive, too. Regardless of how you run it, the first time you use the program it takes a long time to set up. You have to click through more than a half-dozen screens to actually get to the cleaning. Luckily, PrivaZer can save your settings so you only have to make the choices once. To make up for the long wait, the program does wipe any trace of what you've done with your computer. It goes from obvious places that could hide secrets, like your browser history or cookies, to places no one would ever think to look, like your Microsoft game history and older versions of Windows. For those who don't know what's safe to delete and what isn't, it offers a guided deletion process that will help.

Though you could probably delete most of these traces yourself, it would take hours. PrivaZer does it all at once and just as fast as any other registry cleaning software. It will even give your computer a noticeable speed boost in addition to protecting your privacy. If several people share your computer, there's no reason to not use this program to clean things up.

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  • 5 stars

    "It's the Best!"

    April 17, 2014   |   By IKTHUSRJD

    Version: PrivaZer 2.17

    Pros

    Does all it says it will do and then some.

    Cons

    Somewhat slower than other cleaning programs, but the end result is worth the wait.

    Summary

    Of all the maintenance programs I've used over the past twenty years, this is by far the most efficient. I use it once a day. When shutting down for the evening I use the program, and when it's done its thing, it closes down. Next morning I find that everything is running faster and more efficiently because of that which has been accomplished by PrivaZer. I sound like a commercial, but what I say is fact and I recommend it highly.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic Program"

    December 06, 2013   |   By cacepc

    Version: PrivaZer 2.1

    Pros

    Cleans everything that you want cleaned. Very easy to use. Set it once, your done. It will also clean, very thoroughly, INTERNET traces, separately.

    Cons

    First time use. It takes a long time to accomplish initial cleaning.

    Summary

    A must have tool. Highly recommended. (Download quick, before someone wakes up, and they start to charge for this FANTASTIC tool.)

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  • 5 stars

    "excellent software that repairs software conflictions"

    September 07, 2013   |   By helpmefixthecomputer

    Version: PrivaZer 2.1

    Pros

    field tested by a heavy internet user, as programs are upgraded, deleted, or corrupted by either malware, virus, orphan files, or software confliction, you need a program that can be used after the programs are deleted or upgraded, to go behind the uninstall and check for partial or corrupted files so that the new install of said application works smoothly-Best of all this is a free program and I am impressed because I pay for a collection of programs that can not fix the problems mentioned however this program does

    Cons

    Just use it and update your windows operating system if you are windows based and upgrade your memory sticks

    Summary

    Excellent free program

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  • 4 stars

    "Sophisticated"

    August 21, 2013   |   By gat0gelat0

    Version: PrivaZer 2.1

    Pros

    - Way more in-depth than CCleaner
    - Good UI, well programmed: includes check boxes for restore-point creation, PC shutdown, etc.
    - Can create an exe (portable), without having to install on C

    Cons

    - May just be too much for a total novice user (most average and above-avg tech users will have no problem.)

    Summary

    Although the PC may actually be quicker because of removal of all the junk from disk/RAM etc., most average users with enough disk space, RAM and a fast-enough processor in their PCs may not actually notice any major speedup (I didn't.) But they can be assured of a much cleaner system overall; the good housekeeping will keep their system running hiccup free. Great tool.

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  • 1 stars

    "I Acutally Lost Some Disk Space"

    June 24, 2013

    Version: PrivaZer 1.13

    Pros

    One doesn't have to download the program, you can just run the application

    Cons

    Two hour cleaning, including the free space wipe. Many graphs and prompts, showing me how much junk was being eliminated. I checked all possible options, hoping for a lighter faster laptop. Started it back up and the drive was actually a little MORE full, and there was no change in startup or performance. Not wasting my time again.

    Summary

    I've used C-cleaner for years, why I thought that this thing would do any better is beyond me.

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  • 5 stars

    "very good software"

    May 19, 2013   |   By nealrflett

    Version: PrivaZer 1.10

    Pros

    i must agree with all the above comments . i run a duel boot pc with ubuntu os. which is noteably quicker.after running the software,it is now on par with ubuntu.not sluggish anymore. would recommend highly

    Cons

    a little cluttered . somewhat drawn out

    Summary

    go for it

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent program !"

    February 05, 2013   |   By melachupan

    Version: PrivaZer 1.7.1

    Pros

    Very easy to use.

    Cons

    None for the moment.

    Summary

    It cleans all the garbage and speeds up your pc, external drives, even a touchpad.
    Very good program.

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  • 5 stars

    "A Drive Cleaner On Steroids"

    January 15, 2013   |   By Smeaga31

    Version: PrivaZer 1.6.1

    Pros

    This program really cleans. You have To See it to believe it. Has the ability to create a restore point or save registry before cleaning. This can also delete any other copies or versions of Windows you may have. A Nice Touch & Some People may get it just for that reason alone.

    Cons

    Hard to figure out. A little clumsy in the layout. A Little more effort needed to use than most like it but well worth it!

    Summary

    After running Ccleaner and then Wise disk cleaner I ran this. I couldn't believe my eyes. Privazer found another 6 Gigs to clean. That's right ^ gigs not megs or kilobits, BUT GIGS!
    This cleaner is what all the others want to be when they grow up.

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  • 5 stars

    "Do you want it clean, or do you want it CLEAN?!"

    January 08, 2013   |   By Kyuzo124

    Version: PrivaZer 1.6

    Pros

    Extremely thorough cleaning- finds much more rubbish than comparable cleaners. Each module of the cleaner explains what elements and traces are being cleaned, but you are the final arbiter as to what goes. Right-click file shredder that shreds the file AND the traces left in free space and MFT. If you want traces of your activity removed, this is the program to do it. The Privazer developers also offer excellent support.

    Cons

    Somewhat confusing setup. This program also requires more user intuition than CCleaner as to what to delete. It finds FAR more items than CCleaner, including items you may have thought you deleted.

    Summary

    I had for years been a user of CCleaner and WinUtilities to clean my system. I used both programs' "secure" file shredders to discard receipts and JPEGs of scanned and downloaded credit card transactions. So I decided to try Privazer after a friend recommended it. Imagine my surprise when Privazer's initial scan turned up traces of the scans, old photos and other flotsam I had forgotten about. I had assumed these were gone thanks to the "secure" shredding. In fact, there were remnants in the free space, MFT, and other hiding spots.

    Privazer can be quite scary upon its first use. The program takes several minutes for the initial scan, and the sheer amount of items it finds can be daunting to assess. I decided to take a chance and let Privazer decide what to delete. So far, no problems at all. I have read posts across the internet that said privazer cleaned too deeply and caused problems. I have yet to have a complaint, and this program has become my go-to for cleaning. After all, I just don't want it clean, I want it CLEAN.

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