R-Wipe & Clean 20.0 Build 2315Description by the Software Developer:
"R-Wipe & Clean is a complete solution to wipe useless files and keep your computer privacy. Irretrievably deletes private records of your on- and off-line activities, such as temporary internet files, history, cookies, autocomplete forms and passwords, swap files, recently opened documents list, Explorer MRUs, temporary files, etc., traces from more than 100 third-party applications, and free up your disk space. The utility wipes files and unused disk space using either fast or secure erase algorithms. All files and folders may be combined in wipe lists to erase them in a single procedure. Supports both the FAT and NTFS file systems. All separate wiping and cleaning tasks can be combined in one or more erasing procedures launched immediately or at predefined times or events as a background task.
Total computer cleaning.
- Verify and select information before irretrievable wiping.
- Wipe and delete temporary Internet files.
- Wipe and delete cookies, small files that web sites store on your computers for identification purposes. - Your favorite cookies may be safely kept.
- Wipe and delete Flash cookies, small files that web sites create on your computer.
- Clean autocomplete forms : logins, user names, passwords and other personal information entered at web sites and keywords entered at search engines.
- Clean history: lists of visited web sites.
- Clean list of recently opened documents.
- Clean list of open file history.
- Clean Windows clipboard content.
- Wipe and delete temporary files created by Windows and other programs.
- Clean system Registry traces: run list, search results, mapped network drives, attached peripheral devices, last opened Registry key, etc.
- Clean MFUs: lists of most frequently used programs, start menu links and icons, Control Panel items, Favorite Web pages, and Internet Explorer buttons.
- Wipe .dat files (even locked) to remove any leftovers after incorrect Windows shutdowns.
- Wipe and delete offline content.
- Clean activity traces from more than 100 third-party applications, including Microsoft Office, standard Windows, and numerous popular programs. Installed applications are detected automatically.
- Create customized wipe lists to clean activity traces from any application that R-Wipe&Clean currently does not support. Such wipe lists may include application working and temporary folders and files, and registry keys.
- Wipe Windows swap files.
- Wipe and delete invalid Desktop shortcuts: the shortcuts that are on your Desktop but not linked to any existing objects.
- Clean Windows event logs.
- Wipe Windows built-in Firewall logs.
- Clean links to recent network folders.
- Wipe auxiliary temporary files: setup temporary and log files, memory dump files, old Check Disk files..
R-Wipe & Clean wipes all files to ensure their total unrecoverable elimination.
- FAT and NTFS file systems support.
- Wipes files using several selectable fast or strong erase algorithms, including DOD-approved. Files can be wiped directly from Windows Explorer.
- Predefined wipe lists: lists of files and folders that are wiped through a single task. Files and folders can be added to a current wipe list directly from Windows Explorer.
- Wipes file's alternate data streams.
- Wipes cluster tips: free parts of file clusters.
- FAT and NTFS file systems support.
- Wipes unused disk space using several selectable fast or strong erase algorithms, including DOD-approved.
- Wipes unused space on a single disk directly from the R-Wipe & Clean tab in the disk Properties.
- Wipes unused space of several disks through one single wipe task.
- Wipe records of small files stored directly in the NTFS Master File Table."
Evaluation period: 15 days. Softoogle's Review of R-Wipe & Clean 6.5.1241
September 28, 2006
R-Wipe & Clean is indeed powerful and feature-rich software. After we had tested its wiping and cleaning capabilities on our hard drive, recovery software such as EasyRecovery Pro
found no traces of the files we had previously deleted.
While some applications "erase" sensitive data by simply overwriting it with random characters and scrambling file names (and some programs don't do even that), R-Wipe & Clean really wipes and cleans so that no traces are left.