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Old 17. Nov 2012, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been using PrivaZer for several months. It's free. No issues.
http://privazer.com/

"Remove all traces of your activities from your PC with PrivaZer."
http://www.pcworld.com/article/26167..._privazer.html
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Old 03. Dec 2012, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is one that I found that is a great PC cleaner I find it better than CC Cleaner and it is also free http://privazer.com/
A draft of an article about it has been sitting on my desk for a few days. I will soon be putting it in Tech Tips.
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Old 03. Dec 2012, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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After just downloading and installing Privazer, I have to say that it is definitely not a program for everyone. It's definitely for medium to high computer savvy people.

I like that you can pick what exactly to scan for. What I don't like is that after that, you have no ability to select or de-select individual items within a list. For example, if you select cookies, it basically picks all cookies (except a couple types that they pre-select that they won't delete) and you have to delete everything they find. You cannot pick specific cookies not to delete.

And, it appears to be the same for all of your picks.

In addition, there are a number of categories of stuff to choose that I'm not even sure what they are. I would say that it goes very deep into your system. That's both a good thing and a bad thing. For example, without realizing it, I deleted all my stored saved passwords and logins.

To be honest, I think I'll stick with CCleaner. It is more intuitive and less risky in my opinion. Privazer is clearly meant for very knowledgeable computer users. It's not something that I would recommend to the average user.

P.S. I hope that I don't derail this thread into a discussion about Privazer. I'm sure if that happens, Anupam will move the thread to a new one....
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Old 03. Dec 2012, 10:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes Indie I agree I have been using it for a couple of months now on My PC and the wife's PC a great little tool
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Old 04. Dec 2012, 08:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, I have moved these posts from the other thread here, since this seems to be the right thread for discussion about Privazer.

Personally, I too agree with Kendall. There are many system cleaners out there, and I have tried a few, and I find CCleaner to be the most safe, and efficient to use.
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Old 04. Dec 2012, 09:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i also agree with kendall, plus what it found while ccleaner didn't catch them, they weren't all that important or make the computer any faster/better. unless you were trying to hide/clean computer tracks
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Personally, I too agree with Kendall. There are many system cleaners out there, and I have tried a few, and I find CCleaner to be the most safe, and efficient to use.
Me too. Ordinary users like the majority of our visitors could do more harm than good with something like this.
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Old 05. Dec 2012, 03:00 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I am glad to have seen this discussion. I will cancel my intention to write about Privazer. I agree that CCleaner is probably a better choice for our audience.
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I am glad to have seen this discussion. I will cancel my intention to write about Privazer. I agree that CCleaner is probably a better choice for our audience.
This choice is entirely yours Vic but I don't believe the status of the program prevents us from featuring it. Many of our tips and tricks will only be of interest to intermediate or advanced users and so long as an advisory is included in the article, IMO this is fine. What we wouldn't do however is list such a product as a Top Pick in a full review.
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I have posted an article at Tech Tips.
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