New PrivaZer Version Cleans Even Deeper

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I must start off by saying that neither DCT nor myself are associated with PrivaZer in any way, I am just a big fan of this superior cleaning and privacy tool. If you haven’t yet caught up with my previous reviews of PrivaZer you can do so here:

The PrivaZer team has recently released a new version (v2.13) which adds a new area for cleaning and even greater privacy… that area is the transactions log files ($LogFile) on NTFS drives.

What traces can be found in the transactions log file?

  • the names of the most recently created files/folders
  • the names of the most recently deleted files/folders
  • the names of the most recently moved files/folders
  • the names of the most recently copied files/folders
  • the names of the most recently renamed files/folders

According to PrivaZer; a $LogFile may record more than 300,000 operations on files/folders and may contain around 10,000 file/folder names, so it would be very easy to recover the names of files which have been deleted by the user…  now that’s a privacy issue!

privazer - traces in logfile

PrivaZer has always included the ability to create a portable version via the installer but I notice that the download page now also includes a dedicated portable version.

privazer - portable version

Existing users should update to the latest version (v2.13.1) to ensure even greater privacy. Those who have yet to check out PrivaZer should consider doing so. Not only is it the most comprehensive free cleaning/privacy tool available, the developers are constantly looking at ways to improve and enhance their program.


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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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