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Best Of: Best Free History Cleanup Tools


One of these things I protect the most online in my privacy, I don’t like leaving traces of what sites I have been to, who I have chatted with, what passwords I have saved or what files I have downloaded because I don’t know who will get their hands on all that information.There are several tools out there that will run a fast cleanup and erase everything you select, so you can browse with piece of mind.

1) CCleaner: CCleaner is a tool to clean your system from temporary and unnecessary files that accumulate over time. This also includes rather thorough cleaning of Internet and PC usage tracks like browser cache, recently used files, web sites visited and more. You can select the items that you want cleaned, and also specify cookies that should not be deleted. In addition, the program comes with a registry scanner that scans for invalid references (advanced users) and options to start cleaning automatically or from the command line.

2) IE Privacy Keeper: IE Privacy Keeper automatically cleans up all traces of your IE, Firefox and system activities. You can select to clean the URL history, typed URLs, Temporary Internet Files, Cookies (keep the ones you need), Recent Documents, Auto-complete history, Windows temporary files and the recycle bin. The program allows you to specify entries (and cookies) to be excluded from the cleaning. In addition, you can choose to clean custom folder locations as well as registry keys and even use secure deletion method to permanently wipe from your disk. IE Privacy Keeper can perform the cleanup automatically, or manually from the Tools menu in Internet Explorer. The latest version also supports Firefox!

3) iISystem Wiper: iISystem Wiper is an easy to use and feature rich system cleaner that helps you to erase internet tracks, as well as temporary files, recent document list, cookies, browser cache and more. It also offers special support for popular P2P file sharing programs (Morpheus, Gnucleus etc.) as well as Windows Media Player items. You can select the items to be cleaned from a simple interface and start the process. Additional features include support for Netscape, MS Office, Plugg-ins, MediaPlayer and more.

Respected Contenders: nCleaner, Free Internet Window Washer, Free Internet Eraser, Windows CleanUp!.


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