Keep That Hard-Drive Clean, Would You?

By: John Deprice

Your PC, just like your home, office or car, needs to be cleanedregularly. Find out what software solutions will do thatunwanted task for you, so your computer stays fast, "healthy"and fully functional.

4DiskClean Gold (RSS Systems)

4Diskclean Gold finds and fixes PC problems fast, keeping yoursystem running at peak performance and reliability, and properlymaintains Windows to prevent problems altogether. Here is whatthe software does. It deletes unnecessary files and temporaryfolders, fixes invalid Windows registry keys, eliminatesduplicate files (like duplicate mp3 songs), erases all internetfiles (browser cache, history, & cookies), autocleans InternetExplorer cache on browser exit, blocks spyware, adware and badcookies (2990 items). In addition to that, 4DiskClean Goldcleans all windows shortcuts that point to non-existing files.

AceUtilities (AceLogics Software)

Ace Utilities is a set of system-maintenance and optimizationutilities for enhancing Windows performance. The program cleansunneeded junk, temp and obsolete files from your disks usingdisk cleaner, as well as cleans browser and application history,cache, temp files, cookies etc. Beyond that, Ace Utilities itcontrols the applications that start automatically with Windows,using startup organizer and fixes broken start menu and desktopshortcuts. The app can be used to remove true duplicate files orto uninstall applications correctly.

East-Tec Eraser (EAST Technologies)

East-Tec Erasers is not just a cleaner, rather it completelydestroys information stored without your knowledge or approval:Internet history, Web pages and pictures from sites visited onthe Internet, unwanted cookies, chatroom conversations, deletede-mail messages, temporary files, the Windows swap file, theRecycle Bin, previously deleted files, valuable corporate tradesecrets, business plans, personal files, photos or confidentialletters, etc.

East-Tec Eraser 2005 offers full support for popular browsers(Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, America Online, MSNExplorer, Opera), for Peer2Peer applications (Kazaa, Kazaa Lite,iMesh, Napster, Morpheus, Direct Connect, Limewire, Shareaza,etc.), and for other popular programs such as Windows MediaPlayer, RealPlayer, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, etc. Eraser has anintuitive interface and wizards that guide you through all thenecessary steps needed to protect your privacy and sensitiveinformation.

Clean Disk Security (Kevin Solway Software)

Clean Disk Security gives you secure file deletion, making surethat deleted files cannot be undeleted again. Deleting a filenormally just removes the file's directory entry, but the dataitself remains on the disk. This program completely eliminatesthe contents of deleted files. The highly acclaimed Gutmann diskcleaning method is now available as an option. This program canalso clean the Window's swap file, and can optionally cleanunneeded temporary files from your hard disk, such as yourInternet browser cache, files in your system's Recycle Bin, andcan clear the "recent files" list.

More Informatin on these applications:

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http://www.deprice.com/eastteceraserbasic.htm

http://www.deprice.com/cleandisksecurity.htm

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