Privacy Guardian

Privacy Guardian

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 102 votes
See all user reviews

Quick Specs

Version:
4.1.0.37
File Size:
15.91MB
Date Added:
July 09, 2007
Price:
Free to try (Some cleaning functions are disabled); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
1,215,028
Downloads Last Week:
57
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Though the demo disables some important features, Privacy Guardian easily eliminates traces of certain online and offline activities. In general, the interface is convenient, allowing you to quickly erase your history with the tray icon. Another point in this application's favor is it won't hinder performance since it doesn't use much RAM when running in the background. The file shredder is accessible via both the main window and the Windows context menu, but it won't delete entire folders or let you choose from a list of different secure algorithms. Privacy Guardian removes junk files not only from Windows and Internet Explorer, but also from Opera. It also deletes traces from a large number of popular applications such as ICQ, Kazaa, and Google Toolbar, but the trial version disables this feature. The utility automatically cleans your computer at regular intervals. Privacy Guardian's simple, straightforward nature makes it suitable for PC novices and common users alike.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 102 votes

    • 5 star: 44
    • 4 star: 18
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 30
  • Current Version:

    2.9

    out of 44 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 13
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 17
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

    Results 1-10 of 43

  • 1 stars

    "Caution! Will erase printers in Control Panel"

    May 27, 2013   |   By JimFalcon069069069

    Version: Privacy Guardian 4.1.0.37

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    ERASES any traces of installed printers in Control Panel. Technical live support is clueless and worthless. Their only response was restore Windows! Tech support is clueless on this software and what it does.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5 stars

    "Best cleaner there is !"

    April 23, 2013   |   By lubricator

    Version: Privacy Guardian 4.1.0.37

    Pros

    Nice interface , secure eraser options , cleanes all the trash in all microscopisch corners of your system ! Everywhere !
    Runs great on Windows 7 64 bit .

    Cons

    Nothing to complain here .

    Summary

    I cleaned first with CCleaner , after i cleaned with TrackEraser pro (also a very good one) and for the last i runned PrivacyGarden and this one still found 20 MB to delete !!?? Yes ! This is the best and secure eraser on the net !!

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1 stars

    "Total P.O.S. - glad I didn't buy it. Version 4.5"

    April 24, 2011   |   By no-spamrz

    Version: Privacy Guardian 4.1.0.37

    Pros

    None. Zero. Wasted an hour of my time.

    Cons

    I ran & "cleaned" with Privacy Guardian.
    Rebooted.
    Ran CCleaner, Adv. Sys. Care & Privacy Mantra again. Got the same exact results as before Privacy Guardian.
    NOT ONE %#&@! thing had been deleted, except Firefox's Add-ons and bookmarks.

    Summary

    Either the people who gave this mess a positive review are noobs, or they're getting PAID to write good reviews.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 5 stars

    "Finds more junk than Ccleaner!!!!!!!"

    November 19, 2010   |   By colinh25

    Version: Privacy Guardian 4.1.0.37

    Pros

    very good product, it finds more junk on your hard-drive than Ccleaner!!!!!

    Cons

    none!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Summary

    it's a very good tool to have on your computer, it found more hidden junk files on my hard drive than Ccleaner,

    trust me, Ccleaner missed a lot!!!!!

    Updated on Nov 19, 2010

    i feel much more safe with this product, Ccleaner leaves way to many junk files behind.. PG also has a disk bleacher and a file shredder :D

    Updated on Nov 19, 2010

    this program is very fast at cleaning, you can refresh your computer instead of restarting it, it's easy and simple to use.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (1)

  • 5 stars

    "Keeps my kids info private!"

    August 19, 2010   |   By johnboy4202

    Version: Privacy Guardian 4.1.0.37

    Pros

    I install this on my kids' computers to help keep their info safe, works pretty well!

    Cons

    None so far

    Summary

    Good privacy software pack - easy to install.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

  • 5 stars

    "Works great!"

    August 12, 2010   |   By Will__Smith

    Version: Privacy Guardian 4.1.0.37

    Pros

    Runs fast, which is really important to me!

    Cons

    Took a long time to download, but maybe that's CNET? haha

    Summary

    Good program! I'd recommend it :)

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • 1 stars

    "This product screwed up my browsers pretty bad."

    May 27, 2010   |   By kakarasa82

    Version: Privacy Guardian 4.1.0.37

    Pros

    It seemed to remove all "errors" except for 3 with the demo.

    Cons

    It totally screwed up everything on my browsers from the simple yahoo homepage to everything that required flash or any plugin, app, or otherwise (even the ones I WANT to work). I had to spend hours getting things back to where they were.

    Summary

    If you download this it may work for you, but I'd bet it will also really make you angry and wish you hadn't. :(

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (1) (2)

  • 1 stars

    "A load of trouble"

    March 17, 2010   |   By kusmo

    Version: Privacy Guardian 4.1.0.37

    Pros

    Nothing to like. Would not work.

    Cons

    I'm using XP. When I installed the program, it would not update the list. It also prevented me from browsing the internet. Spent over an hour trying to right the problems.

    Summary

    I restarted the computer but the problems were still there. I tried to remove the program, by first disabling, but to no avail. Restarted the computer and then was able to uninstall via the uninstall file in the peerguardian folder. Could not reconnect to the internet until I reset my modem. Some files are still left in the peerguardian folder after the uninstall.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (2)

  • 4 stars

    "Not bad, not bad."

    January 01, 2010   |   By SecurityRater

    Version: Privacy Guardian 4.1.0.37

    Pros

    It clears out tracks pretty quickly. I have liked it not so badly. Features are pretty good, too.

    Cons

    Pretty expensive for such a program.

    Summary

    It's not so bad, after all, PC Tools has enabled about 75% of its features.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (3) (0)

  • 5 stars

    "20% DISCOUNT COUPON found today"

    November 14, 2009   |   By AangelinaAlaverdino

    Version: Privacy Guardian 4.1.0.37

    Pros

    Stunning software! Very effective tracks eraser! Recommend it with 20% discount found here:
    http://www.*********.net/privacy_guardian.shtml

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say... Maybe it's not too fast, because the interface is complex...

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • Results 1-10 of 43

Add Your Review

Quickly sign in with: or Login or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Privacy Guardian
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Previous Versions:

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Privacy Guardian

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK