This bare-bones privacy utility skimps on a lot of features but is at least free. aPrivacy doesn't even have an interface to speak of; instead, you access its few functions by right-clicking the system-tray icon. Basically, the program simply erases your Web-surfing activities from Internet Explorer, including temporary files, cookies, and typed URLs. You also can clear a few random areas of your system, such as document and logon history, but the program can't log deleted files. Unlike many other more powerful privacy applications, this one doesn't support alternative browsers, third-party apps, such as IM clients, or Windows' system areas, such as the Recycle Bin. Nor can it shred files or schedule cleaning sessions. Inexperienced IE users who don't know how to manually clean up their browsers are this program's most likely audience.
What's new in version 1.1
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedNovember 29, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
This application guarantees your privacy by ensuring all traces of your Internet and computer activities are permanently erased and unrecoverable on your PC. With only a click, you can clear your Internet URL history, typed URLs, temporary Internet files, Internet cookies, autocomplete forms history, autocomplete passwords history, temp files, run history, document history, last user, find-files history, find-computer history, network-connection history, and Telnet history.