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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This add-on for Internet Explorer makes many claims but there are few ways of verifying its performance--although it was easy to see when it misbehaved.

EAV Popup and Privacy Defender installs quickly and opens a tabbed interface that's compact but a bit clunky looking--the tools dialog box frame appears within the frame of a Windows-style frame, as if the add-ons code isn't quite compatible with the operating system. Each tab provides a listing of items to delete from your system: blocked ad windows, clear history, clear temp file, and cookie manager. It's important to note that many of the features are redundant of built-in goodies IE already offers. Clicking the Clear History button didn't remove the items listed in the pane, but we were very displeased that several icons and files residing on our desktop completely disappeared. Likewise, the Clear Temp button apparently had no effect on the temp files it listed.

Although it reacted quickly in our tests, it didn't respond in a way we liked at all. EAV is free, but its performance leads us to recommend users stay away from it. Its behavior may be a sign that its just not ready for use under Vista (which was our testing OS), despite the claims of its publisher.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 10

This version is the first release on CNET


Publisher EAV Software
Publisher web site
Release Date July 31, 2007
Date Added July 31, 2007
Version 10


Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/VIsta

Download Information

File Size Not Available
File Name Not available


Total Downloads 1,729
Downloads Last Week 1


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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