Setup of Privacy Eraser is extremely easy, a simple download and installation following a straightforward wizard is all that’s needed to get the job done. And thankfully it’s free from any intrusive toolbars and unwanted crapware, something that many users will find welcoming.
The most striking bit about Privacy Eraser is its slick interface. It sports a dark gray background, which carries big bold buttons and a navigation menu in bright orange and blue colors. The navigation menu to the left side allows you to access the various tweaking tools the app offers. It opens up to a Home screen when launched, and you are greeted with four buttons; Scan, Quick Clean, Clean & Restart, and Clean & Shutdown. The buttons are self-explanatory; from the four buttons on the home screen you can scan you computer, and clean it. There are three options for post-PC-Cleaning operations; one cleans your PC and does nothing, the other restarts the system post clean-up, and the third shuts your PC down once the app has finished cleaning.
After the scan, the data and files found are sorted into categories so you know what type of data you’re looking at. The categories are Windows, Browsers, and Applications. You can clean them all by selecting one of the clean options from the drop-down at the top (next to the scan button).
Privacy Eraser is also extremely effective for removing browser information such as cookies, passwords and history etc., from all major web browsers, including but not limited to Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.
The program boasts a built-in file shredder and data wiper utilities for permanently erasing files and folders from a directory or storage drive such as USB flash and external drives. Speaking of the file shredder, it’s not very feature-laden but does support all major shredding algorithms including the ever popular Peter Gutmann method, in the program’s Pro variant.
Both versions work on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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