Editors' reviewA 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.
Wipe traces of your computer usage and optimize your drives automatically. WipeOut Pro is a highly customizable privacy-enhancement, system-cleanup, and tuning tool. Securely wipe cookies, the IE browser cache, and file-access histories from the registry and recent folders list. Once the cleanup is complete, the system defragmenter will defragment your hard drive, and WipeOut Pro does all this automatically when you shut down your computer. It also turns your computer off when it's done. Customization features include the ability to note additional directories you want to wipe, additional registry keys you want to clear, and cookies you want to keep. You also can wipe files in the Recycle Bin, clear the swap file, choose the number of patterns to write to free space and registry entries before clearing, set the thread priority of the free-disk-space wipe, and delete locked files.