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Internet Sweeper

Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This application handles some basic privacy chores just fine, but we did experience a couple of performance and stability problems. Internet Sweeper's boring interface might make you yawn, but at least it's self-explanatory. You simply check boxes to clean up your surfing history in Internet Explorer and AOL (the free version disables the cleaning of Opera and Netscape). You'll also find tools for tidying up a few areas of the Windows system, such as the Recycle Bin and the Recent Documents list, but you can't clean up after third-party apps or securely shred files. Internet Sweeper offers an option for overwriting files after deletion, but checking this box caused the program to consistently freeze. The built-in pop-up blocker worked quite well, although its prowess against Flash ads is decidedly poor. Inexperienced IE users looking for a fast privacy solution might like this application, but power users are bound to crave a more versatile solution.

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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This application handles some basic privacy chores just fine, but we did experience a couple of performance and stability problems. Internet Sweeper's boring interface might make you yawn, but at least it's self-explanatory. You simply check boxes to clean up your surfing history in Internet Explorer and AOL (the free version disables the cleaning of Opera and Netscape). You'll also find tools for tidying up a few areas of the Windows system, such as the Recycle Bin and the Recent Documents list, but you can't clean up after third-party apps or securely shred files. Internet Sweeper offers an option for overwriting files after deletion, but checking this box caused the program to consistently freeze. The built-in pop-up blocker worked quite well, although its prowess against Flash ads is decidedly poor. Inexperienced IE users looking for a fast privacy solution might like this application, but power users are bound to crave a more versatile solution.
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Emery Info-Engineering
Publisher web site http://www.geocities.com/Internet_Sweeper/
Release Date April 30, 2002
Date Added April 30, 2002
Version 1.8.4

Category

Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software

Operating Systems

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

Download Information

File Size 96.04KB
File Name isfw.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 264,214
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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