The Cleaner

The Cleaner


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 12 votes
See all user reviews

Quick Specs

Version:
2.4
File Size:
2.18MB
Date Added:
September 23, 2002
Price:
Free to try (5-day trial); $15.50 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
51,191
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, 16MB RAM

Editors' review

This basic privacy-protection application performs its few jobs well enough, but it's far from a comprehensive solution. The Cleaner simply wipes away Web-surfing traces and deletes user history from a few Windows system areas, such as the Run menu and the Recycle Bin. Unfortunately, the app only works with Internet Explorer, neglecting support for popular alternative browsers. This program offers a tool for managing cookies, but unlike some of the better privacy programs on the scene, The Cleaner can't erase your tracks from third-party apps such as the Microsoft Office Suite, IM clients, or P2P programs. Needless to say, you also won't find a file shredder for permanently destroying data. A utility this simple really should be totally free, but you'll only be able to use this program 10 times before the demo expires. Inexperienced Internet Explorer users might appreciate The Cleaner's no-nonsense approach, but anyone wishing a to keep an extremely tight lid on their computer habits will need to keep searching.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.7

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    4.7

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

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 The Cleaner
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 The Cleaner

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