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Windows Trace Remover from BulletProofSoft is average privacy software that's in drastic need of a reboot. Its capabilities get the job done, but they fail to knock your socks off. You will have pretty good luck using this program, but it's not going to impress you with its flashy interface or mind blowing results. It does what it's programmed to do. Nothing more, nothing less. That doesn't mean it's a bad program though. It's a good program capable of putting you one step closer to privacy protection.
- Advanced cleaning options
- Custom plug-ins
- Automatic cleaning
- Cookie manager
- File shredding
Ease of Use
Windows Trace Remover has an easy to use interface with five buttons that lead to its various functions. When you're getting ready to scan, all you have to do is click which file you want the program to search for and let it run. It deletes files during the scanning process, so you have to tread lightly when you're starting the process.
Windows Trace Remover is effective at maintaining your privacy because of how many items can be included to be looked for during the scans. Some might think that this adds a lot of excess stuff you probably don't need to delete to the scan, thus slowing it down and increasing the amount of time you have between exposure and security. We believe the more a scan is said to find, the more trustworthy the program becomes. Everything this program looks for is stuff you wouldn't want anyone to see. Your privacy shouldn't hinge on whether or not a specific kind of file is included in a scan.
As stated earlier, the main interface for Windows Trace Remover consists of five different tabs: Windows, System, Plugins, Chat, Browsers. At the top of the main window, you will see buttons for ISB, Schedule, Options and Help. A unique part of this program is its options for cleaning your instant messaging programs. Other programs clear the chat histories; Windows Trace Remover clears the chat history and the received files folder. While the program has a decent set of plug-ins, it's difficult to tell whether or not half of them are attached to valid programs. The ability you have in this program to create a custom plug-in is a lot better than what you see in other programs though.
ISB keeps your internet connection from disconnecting from your ISP. You can schedule scans to take place daily, weekly, monthly, during a custom time period or not at all.
Windows Trace Remover is easy to use privacy software that surprisingly functions at a high level. If you want a program that does the job and doesn't try too hard, go with this one. If you want a program that does whatever it can to impress you, look at the other programs in this category. We guarantee that you won't be disappointed with this program.