WipeOut Pro

WipeOut Pro

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6.0.10
  • Total Downloads:
    16,025
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 03, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    755KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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A few minor quibbles aside, this application presents a painless solution to the need to eliminate most traces of your computer usage. The standard grey interface uses a tabbed structure that makes it easy to configure the settings and quickly tidy up your PC. WipeOut Pro clears your Web-surfing history, cached files, and cookies from both Internet Explorer and Opera. You also can choose to clean such areas of your system as registry keys and the Recycle Bin, but you can't eliminate traces from specific applications you've used. The program reliably deletes unwanted information by overwriting it several times with random data, ensuring it cannot be restored. Unfortunately, you can't choose to delete a specific file in this way. Although it doesn't include a schedule, it can be set to wipe files whenever the computer is shut down. Oddly, WipeOut Pro also includes a disk defragmenter, a feature we consider unrelated to its primary function but nevertheless a handy addition. Even though it doesn't offer a feature set as large as that of some competitors, we feel safe giving WipeOut Pro our recommendation.
 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"One-step clean-up"

July 18, 2005  |  By tkjohns

 |  Version: WipeOut Pro 1.6.0.10

Pros

Totally customizable, cleans what I want it to clean, leaves the rest alone.

Cons

Be aware that unless you want _everything_ cleaned out, you should customize the settings right off the bat. I'm a control freak by nature, so I customized it before I ran it. Looks like some folks here might not have done that, and are not happy with the results. But the program is a good one - it does precisely what you tell it to. Computers are like that, I guess... ;-)

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1 stars

"This is junk"

July 11, 2005  |  By JmboCov

 |  Version: WipeOut Pro 1.6.0.10

Pros

Nothing good about this.

Cons

The uninstall didn't even work, I couldn't get this thing removed fast enough.

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1 stars

"No - There are much better programs than this!"

February 07, 2005  |  By Dale Male

 |  Version: WipeOut Pro 1.6.0.10

Cons

You're better off with East-Tec Eraser or Privacy Eraser.

It's another piece of intrusive, horrible software that won't uninstall itself properly either.

I prefer software that sits in the background and starts only when it's opened, not software that continually pops up to remind me of its presence; as there are much more important programs on my computer.

The results weren't that good either.

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1 stars

"avoid like the plague"

January 27, 2005

 |  Version: WipeOut Pro 1.6.0.10

Summary

This product is garbage. It sure cleans fine, but now certain things are broken, sich as the XP start menu where it lists recently-used programs. I don't care that it was wiped, but nothing appears on the list anymore.

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1 stars

"Perfect name. It totally wiped me out"

January 18, 2005

 |  Version: WipeOut Pro 1.6.0.10

Summary

What more can I say. It took three days to recover. Wiped out all personal settings. Screwed up my video. I had to unwrap several layers of upgrades then reinstall the OS to get back to where I was before. Can't help wondering if the all the positives came from the people who created this nightmare!

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5 stars

"Blasts your settings"

January 02, 2005

 |  Version: WipeOut Pro 1.6.0.10

Summary

By cleaning your machine this application erases all your favorites etc. If you want to blow out the cobwebs & start from scratch give it a try.

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5 stars

"Improved computer performance"

August 29, 2004

 |  Version: WipeOut Pro 1.6.0.10

Summary

Easy to use, performs automatic defrag upon shutdown, cleans up hardrive

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5 stars

"Tried the rest, now ready for the best"

August 27, 2004

 |  Version: WipeOut Pro 1.6.0.10

Summary

Excellent program. Accomplishes far more than just security. Excellent program to clean up junk on the computer and keep it running at optimal performance. Program is constantly updated with new features.

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5 stars

"Great privacy tool and improves system performance"

August 26, 2004

 |  Version: WipeOut Pro 1.6.0.10

Summary

Beside cleaning up my the data I wanted removed it also had the side-effect to speed up my usually bloated system. Nice development team, very helpful email support.

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5 stars

"cleaned up my hard drive and improved performance"

August 17, 2004

 |  Version: WipeOut Pro 1.6.0.10

Summary

easy to install, easy to use, made my computer faster, did everything is said it would do

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher WintoolZ
Publisher web site http://www.wintoolz.com
Release Date September 03, 2004
Date Added September 03, 2004
Version 1.6.0.10
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 755KB
File Name WipeOutPro.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 16,025
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $19.95

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