PrivaZer – In-depth privacy cleaner

Faults: Should have backup registry option on separate GUI. Pros: Ran great on 2 TB modern HD (not like in 2012). Very fast & took about 40 minutes first time. I was astounded how many files it deleted. It freed about 30 GBs of space, too, although I have 1.4 TB and don’t need more… The initial re-start saw a few minor issues but was fast and without error. I give this program an A+ and will get the Donor Version. Review details

Every time Privazer is run on a drive, some free space disappears and is unrecoverable. I have a virtual drive, which when mounted is 768 megabytes. This drive contains only a few data files. Large amounts of data are temporarily added and then removed. The info in the files changes, but the overall size of them varies very little. Yet, as I use Privazer on this drive, I observe that over time the free space keeps dropping. Eventually it reaches the point where Privazer says there is insufficient space to clean the MFT table. Yet the total size of all files and folders on the drives is still as before – well under 100 megabytes, as shown by Windows Explorer. To fix the problem I copy all files elsewhere, reformat the virtual drive, then copy all files back. Voila, about 700 megabytes free again. I have reported this to Privazer several times over the years, have never received a reply, and find that the problem still exists in the latest (3.0) version. Review details

I’ve been using Ccleaner for at least a decade, and it’s great. I will not replace it with PrivaZer — yet. However, I will use PrivaZer to do a deep and thorough cleaning at least 1week. It is feature rich and easy to use — especially for the more experienced user. Like Ccleaner, you can protect selected cookies and the rest will be deleted. The UI is friendly and their support appears to be excellent. I’m thinking that just prior to defragmenting my HD, I will run PrivaZer — not Ccleaner. I HIGHLY recommend PrivaZer. They know what they are doing. Review details