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Evidence Nuker by TrekBlue, Inc., is user–friendly, but it is almost too simple in its performance. It has no third party plug–ins and does not allow you to clean as many different types of files as do the other privacy software products. It mainly focuses on cleaning internet files and the windows system. It's another example of a product you should test despite the appearances of its suspicious looking website.
- Secure file shredding
- Quality scanning options
Evidence Nuker is easy to use because of the lack of features in the program. The only confusing thing about this program is the three different, but similar, options to look at the statistics from your last scan. All of them should be condensed into what you see in the Main tab after a scan is finished.
Evidence Nuker does not cleanse all traces of your activity on the Internet or when you're using your computer for offline activities. It gets rid of the basics for Windows and Firefox and Internet Explorer. When a program doesn't cover a lot of bases, it's understandable if you want to question its effectiveness. Don't get me wrong. This program can get the job done. But, when it's finished, there's going to be a lot things left hanging for people you don't want anywhere near your personal information to get their hands on. If your activities on the computer are limited, this program is definitely one we would recommend. However, if you use a computer for most of the things you do, we suggest choosing a program that can scan your system a little deeper.
Evidence Nuker is broken down into three tabs: Main, Results and Exclude. The Main tab has all of your scanning categories and what the program will be looking for during the scan. When you have completed a scan, you can click over to the Results tab to see how your system did. The results displayed in the Main tab when you have completed a scan are a lot better though. There is an option to Generate a Report in the Results tab, but it's nothing more than a lengthy, hard to read list of what you see in the program. You can pick items from your address bar history and cookies to save in the Exclude tab.
The Options menu allows you to schedule when scans are going to occur, how results are logged, the thoroughness of the file shredder, how often the program updates, statistics from the most recent scan and options to close Internet Explorer and/or Mozilla Firefox when the scanning process starts.
When you get past the suspicious picture it paints, Evidence Nuker could be a serviceable, although limited, option for your privacy software needs. The program could be improved and is at best an option to serve alongside another program from this category. Having this program serve as your line of defense against the bad guys that are trying to steal your information is a bad idea.