Window Washer / CCleaner

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by jdjudy, Sep 14, 2007.

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  1. jdjudy

    jdjudy Registered Member

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    Is there really any advantage (other than free space cleaning) to window washer or privacy guardian over CCleaner. I had window washer in the past and found then, that CCleaner would remove more files. I was wondering if anyone had some insight into this. I got a pretty good discount offer to come back to window washer and I am trying to see if the money is worth it...

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  2. snowdrift

    snowdrift Registered Member

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    The new version of CCleaner is still very buggy. I cannot, for example, get it to wipe my Internet Explorer temp. files.

    Window Washer was recently upgraded to version 6.5.1.1099. I use it and CCleaner (old version 1.41.544).

    Combined, I feel they get much of whatever might be left.

    I supplement with sdelete and Eraser for a truly wiped drive.
     
  3. FadeAway

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    I bought Window Washer v6.something last year, based on fond memories
    of versions past. It lasted on my machine about a month. For me, the
    combination of CCleaner and Eraser has proven itself best at covering
    all the necessary bases.
     
  4. caspian

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    Ccleaner will automatically delete your temporary files, but you have to tell it to delete autocomplete and passwords etc. It gives you that option. I just use it to quickly delete history and cookies and dat files etc.

    But if I truly want to wipe something, I use R-Wipe and I love it. I can right click on any file and wipe it. I can set it to wipe individual files once (pseudo random) 3 times, 7, times, or 35 times (Guttman). I can wipe the free space with the same options.

    I can individually wipe internet explorer temp files, cookies, history, typed URLs, flash cookies, stored text, passwords, java files,

    I can tell it to wipe firefox or Opera separately

    I can tell it to wipe all application traces (there is a big list for players, microsoft office etc)

    And you can wipe system traces (about 30 listed options)

    I have heard too many bad things about evidemce eliminator to even try it. But I did try a few others and I like this one the best, by far. I have it on two computrers in two locations with the same lisense key.
     
  5. FadeAway

    FadeAway Registered Member

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    You can increase CCleaner's range of coverage by downloading
    the winapp2.ini file and pasting it into your CCleaner program folder.

    It is available in a pinned topic under CCleaner Discussion
    at the CCleaner forum.

    http://forum.piriform.com/
     
  6. jdjudy

    jdjudy Registered Member

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    I added the winapp2.ini file and found that to really improve CCleaner's performance. I think that it CCleaner with tweaks could hold its own against the sharewares.
     
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