|WinUtilities History Cleaner - Erase Internet History & Protect your computer privacy|
Your Windows operating system keeps tracks of many things that you do with your computer, like the websites you visit using Internet browsers , the pictures you view using image viewers, the movies you watch using Media player etc. Likewise, many of the third-party applications that you use keep a list of the 'most recently used' files.
Owing to the fact that such information is stored at different places by different programs, it is impossible, or rather tedious and time-consuming, to maintain your privacy by manually searching for such entries and eliminating them.
'WinUtilities Erase History' tool makes the job much easier by taking care of everything at the click of a button: freeing up wasted hard-drive space and getting rid of your past activity records from the PC.
This tool is categorized into different sections as explained below.
This tab integrates all the sections of 'Erase History' tool so that once you have set your preferences for the other pages, subsequent use of this tool only demands you to simply click a button and the rest is done automatically.
Note: You should quit all applications before starting the cleaning operation.
To reset all the previous changes you have made to the different tabs, click the Reset All Options. This will set all the options to its default state.
This section cleans general Windows usage history and has the following options:
Empty the Windows XP Prefetch folder
This section deals with Windows Start Menu history, and has the following options.
Delete Start Menu order history (forces alphabetical order)
Many of the third-party applications you use keep a record of the most recently opened or executed files via them. To erase this 'recent document history' of such applications, Win Utilities comes equipped with a list of 'plug-ins'. Using these plug-ins, you can get rid of the MRU history of many popular applications.
Note: Win Utilities may not contain the plug-ins for all the applications you use. We'll update the plug-ins list every now and then to address this issue.
Select the plug-in(s) you want to execute by placing a 'check mark'. Check All, Check None, and Invert Checks buttons in the bottom of the page can be used to selects/de-selects an application plug-in.
To perform the actions selected in this section, click the button Erase Check-marked plug-ins now !.
Note: Though we have fully tested these plug-ins in our systems, we cannot guarantee that it will work on all the systems.
The options on this page let you clean internet clutter, like the discardable files in your browser's cache folder, auto-complete list for webpage text fields, visited websites' list, etc.
Delete IE 'Favorites' menu's order history (forces alphabetical order)
Using Cookie Manager you can keep or remove cookies created by Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla, Opera and Netscape browsers.
Note: If Delete 'index.dat' file in the 'Cookies' folder option is enabled, all the cookies created by your Internet Explorer browser will be deleted even if they are marked not to be deleted.
Address Bar Editor
This section deals with erasing recent history of the popular Firefox browser. A list of Firefox user profiles is given from which you can select your profile so that the following actions can be performed on that profile.
Here, you can clear the cache, cookies, address bar, history, etc of the Opera internet browser.
Here, you can clear the cache, cookies, address bar, history, etc of Apple's Safari internet browser.
Here, you can clear the cache, cookies, address bar, history, etc of Google's Chrome internet browser.
Catalog Files for the Content Indexer - The 'Indexing service' speeds up and improves file searches by maintaining an index of the files that are on the disk. The Catalog files remain from a previous indexing operation and can be deleted safely.