On the surface, this privacy-preservation app looks pretty well-rounded, but the anemic demo doesn't actually do anything. Privacy Internet Eraser does indeed wipe tracks from several browsers, including Opera, Internet Explorer, and Netscape. You also can clean up common Windows system areas such as the Run Menu and the Recycle Bin. The application supports a decent amount of third-party plug-ins, though it strangely can't tidy up the major IM clients. Privacy Internet Eraser includes a very basic scheduler, a boss key for hiding open windows, and a simple file shredder. Though it can overwrite tracks and delete files according to a user-specified number of passes, it doesn't use government-approved deletion algorithms. If that all sounds good, you'll be as disappointed as we were when we found out this trial version can't remove a single item until you plunk down some cash. Therefore, we can't even guarantee this application will work smoothly, let alone recommend it.
What's new in version 1.0
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedJuly 19, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Privacy Internet Eraser is a comprehensive Privacy Eraser and History Cleaner Program for most popular browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Opera, AOL, and Netscape. You will be able to manage and delete cookies, picture snapshots, URLs typed, temporary files, Internet history, auto-complete memory, downloaded program files (plug-ins), URL error logs, Start menu search history, Start menu run history, Recycle Bin, clipboard contents, and scandisk CHK files. Best of all, it is very easy to use and you can set it to run automatically at Windows start and manage and configure most of its functions with a click of a button.