Internet Window Washer is a free internet tracks eraser
and privacy cleaner software. It simply and safely erase
internet tracks, computer activities, programs history and
improve PC performance.
the following Windows components:
Recently Documents: On your Start Menu, the last 10 or 15 documents
you read are stored in the Documents folder.
Start Run: This is a
history of all files you have run using the Run command.
Windows Search - File Find: Windows and IE saves the files, text and
computers you have ever searched, so when you want to search again, you
do not need to type again, but others can also find what you have
searched on your computer.
Empty Recycle Bin:
This is a special area on your computer that holds all deleted files
until they are permanently deleted from your computer.
Windows creates temporary files in a folder named "Temp" that stores
files used during installation of a program or files used while an
application is running.
After you finish using programs or performing copy/paste operations
in Windows, all kinds of data can be left behind in the system's memory.
Other programs and other users can obtain this data.
The *.dmp files created by windows when there is a system crash.
Chkdsk File Fragments:
Windows utility Scan Disk creates .CHK files at the root directory of
drives. These files usually contain junk data and can be erased to help
keep drives clean. This option will have Privacy Eraser Pro erase the .CHK
files (if they exist) for you.
Windows Log Files:
When you install a new program or piece of hardware Windows logs the
changes to .LOG files in the Windows directory. In most cases these
files will never be needed, even for advanced users. This option will
safely delete these files.
Open/Save Dialog Box
Windows records the filenames that you opened and saved in the system
Menu Order Cache:
The Start menu allows you to set a custom order to the programs
listed, although there's no option to sort all folders by name.
Selecting this option removes any custom ordering from the Start menu.
Tray Notifications Cache:
XP the System Tray (the set of icons next to the clock in the
bottom-right corner) orders and hides items automatically for you.
Whilst this is useful, it records a list of every program that has been
run from the tray. This option clears the list of previous programs and
removes any custom display/hide options. (Warning: This won't have any
affect until you manually restart the explorer process from the Task
User Assist History:
The start menu on Windows XP displays a list of the most recently run
programs. Selecting this option will clear this list.
Microsoft Media Player:
If you have Windows Media Player installed on your system, playlists
that have been created for easier access to your media are stored on
RealOne Player: If you
have RealOne Player installed on your system, playlists that have been
created for easier access to your media are stored on your computer.
If you use the Windows Paint program, this log provides a list of
files that you have recently opened using Paint. You see this list on
the File menu in Paint.
Microsoft Office: If
you have MS-Office the "Most Recently Used" (MRU) lists are stored on
your computer. The MRU lists contain links to the last 5 or 10 items
that have been used and are found in MS-Office applications under the
OPEN, SAVE AS, Insert Picture, and other options. These lists show the
MRU for Word, Excel, Access, FrontPage and PowerPoint. Supports Microsoft
Office 97,2000,XP and 2003.
Support MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, AOL Instant Messenger, Skype.
Washing items in Outlook
Express will delete the data stored in each folder.
Cache (Temporary Internet Files): When a web page is requested and
delivered to your browser, the images and documents associated with the
web page are saved in a temporary Internet file or cache so that the
next time they are requested; they are accessed from your computer and
not over the web (unless a change has occurred). Support Internet
Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla Firefox.
Cookies: A cookie is a
small message of text stored on your computer. The main purpose of
cookies is to identify users and possibly prepare customized Web pages
for them. When you enter a Web site using cookies, you may be asked to
fill out a form providing such information as your name and interests.
This information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your Web browser,
which stores it for later use. The next time you go to the same Web
site, your browser will send the cookie to the Web server. The server
can use this information to present you with custom Web pages. So, for
example, instead of seeing just a generic welcome page you might see a
welcome page with your name on it.
Visited URL History: Browser such as IE/Netscape/Firefox saves web
pages, images from visited web sites into your hard drive whether you
click on them or not, so that next time when you visit you won't have to
re-download the image. But this means that many megabytes of data of all
types get saved to you hard drive. Anyone who can use your PC can tell
where you have been browsing on the web.
Recently Typed URLs:
Any website addresses you manually type into the address bar are stored
and displayed in the address drop-down box. Selecting this option will
safely remove the record of typed in addresses.
IE index.dat files:
There are multiple Index.dat files in different directories that keep a
copy of whatever there is in that folder and they continue keeping those
records even after you have deleted the contents of those folders. These
files can be very hard to find and erase. If you are in Windows, even
with "Show hidden files and folders" enabled, these files are not
visible and cannot be found if you do a search for these files. The
reason that these files are so invisible is that they are not just
hidden, they have been designated as "system" files. System files and
folders are treated differently in DOS and Windows and are effectively
cloaked from casual searches.
Last Download location:
Files and file components that you have downloaded from the web are
stored in directories on your computer. Examples are Active X and Java
Applets. Sometimes these files are harmless, sometimes they can contain
virus, spy ware, or ad ware applications.
Browser can store a record of almost everything that you typed into
any web site form. Form data can be things such as all the keywords you
have ever typed into a search engine and personal information such as
your name and address.
settings are preferences you set in Netscape or Firefox from the
Edit menu. This option deletes any changes you made
to the preferences and sets them back to the default settings.
are so many third party applications that keep track of recent activities
such as ACDSee, Acrobat, KaZaA Media Desktop, Morpheus, Winzip, WinRAR, PowerDVD, and
much more. Others can also see what files you have opened, what media you
have played, and what pictures you have viewed.
Removing these stored activities will further help protect your privacy.
Free Internet Window Washer, you can easily erase the
tracks of the popular applications. We currently offer more than 100
plug-ins which supports the most popular programs.
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