PC Tools Privacy Guardian 4.5.0.136

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Easy-to-use tools to securely shred your online tracks

Privacy Guardian is safe and easy-to-use internet privacy software that securely deletes online Internet tracks and program activity records that are stored in your browser and other hidden files on your computer.

Privacy Guardian guarantees your internet privacy by ensuring all traces of your online Internet and computer activities are permanently erased and unrecoverable on your PC. Information from every website you visit is stored on your computer and recorded in hidden Windows® locations including temporary files, cookies, system registry and the index.dat file. Web browsers only provide partial privacy protection by allowing some temporary Internet files and cookies to be deleted, but they do not clean data out of all the hidden files nor do they delete the data securely.
Privacy Guardian also restores valuable hard drive space and speeds up system performance by cleaning out old and unused temporary records. It allows you to simply and securely erase privacy sensitive files from Windows®, Microsoft Office, Netscape, Windows® Media Player and Internet Explorer.

What’s new in version 4.5?

Privacy Guardian 4.5 incorporates a number of improvements and enhancements:
A new and improved Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Privacy Guardian’s new GUI is more intuitive, easier to use and consistent with other PC Tools products. Buttons on the left of the interface and Main Status screen allow you to:

  • Execute a customizable Clean to remove Internet tracks, history information and other sensitive data from your PC
  • Shred sensitive files and the Recycle Bin contents, rendering them unrecoverable
  • Access Privacy Guardian’s settings

Improved support for third-party software
New items have been added to the third-party products cleaned by Privacy Guardian, and upgrades have been made to items cleaned in the previous version.
Shred files directly with Windows® Explorer right-click support
Multiple files can be securely shredded directly in Windows® Explorer, using a new right-click menu function. Additionally, the Shredder function is now fully integrated into the Privacy Guardian application.
A Smart Update tool, allowing Privacy Guardian to obtain upgrades and improvements easily
Privacy Guardian now incorporates a Smart Update tool for easy upgrades to functionality and third-party software.
Incorporation of user-friendly help
Privacy Guardian incorporates new, user-friendly help, which is accessible from the Help menu. Read on for further details on using Privacy Guardian and its new features in order to get the most out of its functionality.

Privacy Guardian Features

Cleans traces of online Internet tracks, history information and other sensitive data
Privacy Guardian allows selective cleaning of all traces of online Internet activities such as cache, cookies, index.dat and history from a variety of web browsers on your PC. This includes other sensitive data such as the Windows® Recycle Bin contents, temporary files and the Recent File/URL lists of Microsoft Office Suite, Windows® Media Player and many other third-party applications.
Permanently deletes traces of online Internet tracks, history information and other sensitive data from your PC
Once Privacy Guardian cleans your PC, it can render the data it has cleaned and removed unrecoverable by using the Bleach Free Space feature.
Support for a variety of web browser applications
Privacy Guardian provides support for cleaning Internet activities from Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla/Netscape, Mozilla Firefox and Opera web browsers.
Support for a wide array of third-party software
Privacy Guardian is also capable of cleaning activity tracks from over 50 third-party applications, including Kazaa, ICQ, iMesh and many more.
Bleaches free space on a drive, rendering deleted information unrecoverable by standard file recovery methods
Free space on a drive can be bleached and sensitive files can be shredded using US Department of Defense standard (DoD 5220.22-M) rendering them unrecoverable by standard file recovery methods.
Restores valuable hard drive space and improves system performance
System performance can be improved and hard drive space restored once your PC has been cleaned with Privacy Guardian.
Trial Limitations: The trial is time unlimited and removes a limited number of privacy issues from your PC. A registered version is required to remove all privacy issues.

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