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History Killer

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

You'll get a quick and thorough scan using this system cleanup tool, but it suffers from a common demo problem. History Killer's interface is a logical system of tabs and check boxes, but features an unusual image of a gun-toting hit man in the background. Installation is quick and painless, as is the program's operation.

Running History Killer means learning two buttons: Scan Targets and Kill Targets. Both operate exactly as you'd expect. One identifies what files to delete and the other button eliminates them. The beauty of the program is the thoroughness of the options. Four tabs of targets are efficiently arranged as Windows Operating System items, Browser-related files, various Application detritus, and user-selected custom files. Tabbing through and picking items to delete is easy for the experienced user, but novices would benefit from better item explanations. The Help file's short descriptions don't provide enough guidance. We did like the Auto-Kill options to delete files at Windows start, browser exit, on schedule, or after a user-selected application closes.

Our problem with History Killer's demo is a common one in the genre. Deleting identified files has been disabled. There is no method for users to check one of the program's prime functions. However, if you like the interface, identification options and program speed, you might want to take out a contract with History Killer.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.3

Version 2.3 added Firefox Mozilla 2 and MS Office 2007 support.


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added April 16, 2008
Version 2.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista


Total Downloads 4,327
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

History Killer helps to protect your privacy by removing traces of computer and Internet activities with a single mouse click. Free scan will show you the size of disk space you can free. User-friendly interface and simple description will help you securely and quickly kill precisely what is needed. Files and traces once deleted with History Killer can never be recovered. Version 2.3 added Firefox Mozilla 2 and MS Office 2007 support.