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History Cleaner Free

By HistoryCleaner.com Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This program provides a potentially decent set of tools for obscuring your computer activities, but performance issues keep us from getting too excited. Whether or not you consider this program free depends on your definition of the word. Basically, History Cleaner Free Version is a watered-down iteration of the developer's paid product and disables many advanced features, including the file shredder and the scheduler. Annoyingly enough, the application redirects your Web browser to the developer's site every time you try to access a prohibited feature. Still, the app can wipe away your surfing traces from Opera, Netscape, and Internet Explorer. Sadly, when we tested History Cleaner Free Version with that last browser, it didn't manage to remove a single item, leaving our surfing traces totally intact. It's also a shame the app won't delete your usage history from third-party apps such as IM and P2P clients. Due to its limited abilities, this program is only suitable for the most basic privacy chores.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added January 25, 2005
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 server

Popularity

Total Downloads 26,838
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

History Cleaner Free Version is an innovative solution for your online privacy issues. This program is equipped with features such as cleaning the secret index.dat file, typed URLs, cookies, cache, and most recently used data. It increases the speed of your PC by removing all unnecessary files and thus makes more hard-disk space available for use. It also removes all traces of applications and Internet history.