Delete History and Data From Your PC With Privacy Software

June 10, 2009 by admin · 1 Comment 

Data stored on the computer can be very bad for privacy, there are a lot of data theft cases that are reported every year and most of it is due to the lack of security. The software apparatus on our personal computers are still suspect and are not up to the mark. The operating systems that we use to run our computers usually tend to store information and files in the temporary folders for many administrative purposes like backup etc. But the downside to this is that the data stored on our personal computers can be viewed by anyone who has access to it.

This situation can be overcome by using the best privacy software. It can be fairly puzzling looking at the variety of types of privacy software on the market today.  This article can hopefully clarify some of the features to help you make a decision as to what is right for you.

There are two main types of privacy software that is available today in the market.  The first set protects your home PC and data stored there, this include the web browsing history, cookies, local images and files linked with your internet surfing patterns etc. These also concentrate on the removal of malicious software and the deletion of the data that you deem not required completely from your system. Internet traces are some of the most vital data that remains on the system and can cause a lot of privacy issues, therefore it is prudent to use such software.

The second collection of products in the privacy software market is those that defend your associations and privacy online.   You may not be conscious but every time you make use of the internet everything you do is logged and can be traced back to your PC via its IP address.  Every information from a simple E-mail to a complex transaction can be traced an intercepted in the middle and also can be found in your system; this can be dangerous. The internet privacy software products in this domain tend to centre on one or two of these areas. Below mentioned are some of the features that you ought to look before choosing the software of your choice. You can delete data using both of them but the ones that you choose must have the following features.

1) Deleting history and files – Many of the products in the market do not delete hidden or protected data in the computer, many also leave out subfolders and files with different extensions and thus leave traces of data on your computer. The software that you choose must have the ability to find and destroy all the files and folders that you have chosen irrespective of whether they are hidden or protected.

2) Completely deleting history and data – Many privacy software products proclaim that they can delete and shred the data you want deleted completely, but there is little truth to the actual working and you may later find that it is in fact not deleted completely. Therefore, you have to pick software that overwrites the previous data with random digits to make it completely unreadable to anyone.