Min requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8+/10
File size: 7.3MB
There are plenty of programs that remove traces of what you’ve been doing on your PC, but few are anywhere near as comprehensive as PrivaZer. This powerful free program performs more than 100 scans and cleanups, targeting web browsers, cookies, the Registry, your PC’s memory, Pagefile.sys and Hiberfil.sys, messenger programs, Windows jump lists, the Recycle Bin, free drive space and much more.
You can choose to install the software on your PC, run it without installation or make a portable version to save to the Desktop or to carry on a USB flash drive (the portable version will allow you to run it on any PC, which you might find useful).
When you first launch PrivaZer, you’ll be able to tailor it to your needs by answering a few simple questions, such as what kind of computer user you are (basic or advanced) and what you want the program to clean or leave alone. This wizard takes under a minute to complete, but you can jump straight to using PrivaZer if you prefer.
The latest, third version adds support for the exFAT file system, and can clean up free space on any drives that use the system. The ability to clean up the exFAT table is also planned for inclusion in a future release. PrivaZer gains new options for cleaning Opera and other general changes include superior Chrome support, faster cleanup of the DNS (Domain Name System) cache and better cleaning of Windows jump lists.
Additionally, various bugs have been fixed and some minor tweaks made to PrivaZer’s interface.
Once you’ve completed PrivaZer’s setup wizard, you can run your first scan. Select the relevant option and click the OK button. The software will go to work analysing your main drive. You can use the tick boxes to change the areas PrivaZer should target. You can stop the process at any time by clicking the Cancel button.
Scans can take quite a long time to complete – PrivaZer is very thorough – but you can start the cleaning process and set it to shut down or restart your PC when it’s finished. You can also create a restore point and back up the Registry. If you want to continue using your computer during the scan, you can change priorities.
When the scan completes, you can choose the cleaning options you require. PrivaZer will automatically detect the type of drive (hard disk or SSD) and adjust the options accordingly. Use the top drop-down menu to change the number of overwrites to make, and the lower one to switch the type of cleanup.
Protect your privacy using PrivaZer