Purge

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.1.1092
  • Total Downloads:
    5,596
  • Date Added:
    May 03, 2012
  • File Size:
    2.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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This application easily deletes many types of files that accumulate on your hard drive, but it is slow and not secure. Purge's bland and basic interface is cluttered with numerous buttons and check boxes. The program is preset to delete Windows temporary files, browser cache files, and temporary Office Suite detritus. Aside from the predefined junk file types, you can add additional parameters to the delete list using a simple wizard. Quickly choose folders, subfolders, and file types including options such as file extension, age, date, and size. The program automatically moves files into the Recycle Bin, a specified folder, or permanent deletion. The lack of a file-shredding option is a major security concern. The very basic help file only is in German. Since this utility is through and therefore slow it is best for those who infrequently clean their hard drives. Any level of user will find this program easy to operate, but novices may not understand why some files are acceptable for deletion.
 
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  • 4 stars

    "Great for a one-time use"

    February 05, 2006   |   By Stinger15

    Version: Purge 1.1.0.27

    Pros

    This program lets you choose the junk files that you want to search and delete. It finds a ton of useless files and freed 100 MB on my computer, and that's useful for a 7.6 gb harddrive.

    A feature that I like is that it moves the files directly to the recycle bin. Letting you choose ones that you don't want to throw away (i.e. some backup/quarentine files it chose).

    Cons

    Although it did free 100 mb on my harddrive, that is not what it said it would free. It came up with a message saying that after permantly deleting the files, it would free 250 mb, but i checked it and it only freed 103 mb. So it doesn't do what it says.

    Besides that, I would still recommend this if you don't clean your computer regularly.

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher Martin Preussner
    Publisher web site http://com.swemp.de/
    Release Date May 03, 2012
    Date Added May 03, 2012
    Version 5.0.1.1092
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows
    Additional Requirements Admin-Rechte, Admin-rights
    Download Information
    File Size 2.33MB
    File Name purgesetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,596
    Downloads Last Week 8
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $13.04

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