PC Tools are currently giving away free licenses for their Privacy Guardian 4.5 software which is the latest version and would normally sell for $29.99usd:
[quote:3bddr18m]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.
* Permanently deletes traces of online Internet tracks, history information and other sensitive data from your PC
* Support for a variety of web browser applications
* Support for a wide array of third-party software
* Bleaches free space on a drive, rendering deleted information unrecoverable by standard file recovery methods
* Restores valuable hard drive space and improves system performance[/quote:3bddr18m]
Privacy Guardian [url=http://www.pctools.com/privacy-guardian/:3bddr18m]HOME PAGE[/url:3bddr18m].
To get your free license go to [url=http://www.pctools.com/privacy-guardian/offer/:3bddr18m]THIS PAGE[/url:3bddr18m]. Fill in the form and then click on the [b:3bddr18m]Submit[/b:3bddr18m] button.
[b:3bddr18m] * This is a one year license. Privacy Guardian requires annual renewal.
* There is no indication as to how long this offer will be available.[/b:3bddr18m]
August 30, 2011
September 17, 2008
No first hand experience of this software myself MB but I was surprised to see that it requires annual renewal...unusual, to say the least, for this type of software.
Personally, I would not pay $30.00 per annum for something like this...I tend to steer well clear of anything which involves ongoing costs anyway.
Plus, to be perfectly honest, I believe one could achieve the same (or similar) results utilizing freeware. Mind you, as I said, no first hand experience, so there might well be something I am missing.
September 17, 2008
MB - Information posted here is not meant in any way as a "review" mate. I am not making any suggestions or recommendations.
I am merely passing on the information to our members/readers. It's then up up each individual to do the research and decide whether they want it or not.
September 17, 2008
Sorry ozbloke. My apologies for misunderstanding. I've tried out several software programs you've passed along, and probably all passed with flying colours. Since no one has yet replied, I'll share my comments.
[b:rgzru1s3]This programs should be treated with [color=#FF0000:rgzru1s3]extreme caution[/color:rgzru1s3]. It may do exactly as stated, but, it does NOT give the user any advanced warning. [/b:rgzru1s3]
When installing, it asks for permission to add a program and alter your browser (I believe). Then it launches itself in a trial mode, [u:rgzru1s3]and immediately starts finding and removing data[/u:rgzru1s3]. You need to move quickly to stop it.
Once you relaunch, you're able to view the menu, enter the key, but there is no way to list (to show you) what would be removed (or be given a chance to cancel), once you START. It most likely will clear (destroy) everything (which might be what some folks want/need), but not what your typical Ccleaner, or ClearProg program do.
If you want to purge your computer without reinstalling your o/s, this program might be exactly what one needs. To simply remove some clutter, [u:rgzru1s3]remove[/u:rgzru1s3] being the key word, [b:rgzru1s3]Privacy Guardian is over kill[/b:rgzru1s3].
I did not test out this program too long or try out all the features, just enough to know of the potential dangers it can cause, Mindblower!
"Light travels faster than sound;
That is why some people seem bright until you hear them speak"
Thanks for the heads up MB. The program comes from PCTools so I am a little surprised at your findings...not overly though.
I should clarify something too; when I said - [i:117gkoya]Information posted [u:117gkoya]here[/u:117gkoya] is not meant in any way as a "review"[/i:117gkoya] - the 'here' I was referring to was this particular section.
When this section first kicked off, I used to pick and choose a bit. Then I realised that software choices are really subjective and so decided that, provided it was from a reasonably reputable vendor and met established safety standards, I would put it up and let the readers decide.
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