Privacy Eraser Specifications
Protect your Internet privacy by cleaning up all the tracks of Internet and computer activities.
Cybertron's Privacy Eraser shareware reinforces your online privacy by cleaning private data from your PC. With the click of a button, it removes browsing tracks and personal data, cleans Windows caches, and deletes temporary files. It offers several security methods for overwriting files, including a user-defined Custom Method. Privacy Eraser 8.86 is free to try for 15 days and costs $29.95. While it seems to offer a lot, we just weren't sold on this product, which seems a bit dated. We've found freeware that does nearly as much.
Privacy Eraser's compact dialog-style interface is tabbed for Main, Windows, Browsers, Advanced, and Misc. functions. The Windows and Browsers tabs let us select items to clean, including common locations like the Recycle Bin and others, less common, such as Scandisk File Fragments and recent Paint files. But right away we noticed that some other familiar tools, such as CCleaner, offered many more (and more relevant) options. Privacy Eraser has been around a long time, and though regularly updated, it shows its age in places, such as the Browsers options: Internet Explorer & MSN, Mozilla Firefox, AOL, and Opera. We know what you're thinking: "What; no Netscape?" We're happy to see Opera, but seriously, AOL? And not Chrome? Well, we checked the program's Web site, and it seems that Privacy Eraser Pro adds Chrome compatibility, cleans more (such as plug-ins), and adds extras like a File Shredder, all for about $10 more than Privacy Eraser.