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WIPE 16.12

Protect your privacy by clearing program and Windows' logs

by Bob Thornton

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License: Free, for personal-use only
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 24 September 2016
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Developer: PrivacyRoot.com
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Protect your privacy with WIPE

Most people are aware of the fact that their web browser stores a huge amount of information about online activity, and if this should fall into the wrong hands there could be untold consequences. But it is not just web browsers that track activities - the same is true of a huge number of programs as well as Windows itself.

WIPE is a privacy tool that can be used to ensure that no revealing information about computer activity is left on your hard drive. As well as clearing your browsing history and cookies, the program will also delete auto-complete entries, clean index.dat files and remove temporary internet files.

But it doesn't end there. WIPE will also clear the clipboard and the list of recently used files maintained by Windows. To hide information about pictures that have been viewed, thumbs.db files can be deleted as RSS logs can be cleared as well as countless other program logs.

There is built in support for a wide variety of programs from web browsers and media players to office tools and instant messaging clients. There are a number of wiping methods to choose from which help to ensure that any data that is deleted cannot be recovered - including Gutmann standard which overwrites data 39 times. If you want to protect your privacy, WIPE is the tool for you.

WIPE 16.12 adds support for these apps:

- This update highly recommended for installation because it fixes critical bugs. Thanks to the new error reporting system we have found 3 big problems.
- Fixed detection of updates of third-party programs. We have seen that on all computers sometimes WIPE failed to detect an update of some program. In other words, your browser updated to a new version and our program can't see it until next installation. This problem has been fixed now.
- Fixed "FromFile" error which is appear sometimes on some computers during startup of tray agent.
- Fixed "OnPaint" error which is appear sometimes on some computers after cleanup.



 

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WIPE makes it easy to protect your privacy and support for such a large number of programs helps to simplify the process of clearing activity logs beyond recovery.

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What's new in 2.16.11?

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