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Miscellaneous Options

Automatically close the log window

Closes the log window automatically when the cleanup is done.

Save the latest cleanup log

Saves the cleanup log to a file on the hard drive. The file is saved in the same folder where the program settings are stored, usually C:\Document and Settings\UserName\Application Data\UnH Solutions\IE Privacy Keeper\cleanup.log

Log errors

Displays "cannot access file/folder" errors in the log window.

Display a warning if Internet Explorer or Firefox is running during the cleanup

It is highly recommended that you close all browser windows before performing the cleanup. IE Privacy Keeper warns you if there are running instances of the browser.

Remove user name when viewing IE cookies

Removes user name from the cookie name. This makes the work with cookies more convenient.

Add IE Privacy Keeper to the Tools menu of IE

Adds the IE Privacy Keeper item to the Tools menu of Internet Explorer. The item brings up the IE Privacy Keeper main window.

Add the "Secure Delete" item to the context menu of Windows Explorer

Adds the "Secure Delete" item to the context menu of Windows Explorer. This allows you to securely delete files and folders right from the Windows Explorer.

Display a warning when securely deleting from the Windows Explorer context menu

The warning message helps to avoid an inadvertent deletion.

Hide IE Privacy Keeper from the task list

Hides IE Privacy Keeper from the process list of the Task Manager.

Delete files securely

Delete files securely in accordance with the DOD 5220.22-M standard. The standard requires at least 3 passes when overwriting the file's data, but we recommend to set only 1 pass to speed up the cleanup process. Even one pass produces good results.

To further increase the security you can enable additional options:

  • Rename folders before deletion - renames the folder 26 times using random names;
  • Reset file size to zero before deletion - setting the file size to zero helps to trick a few data recovery tools;
  • Move files/folders to the specified folder before deletion - moving a file or a folder before deletion will make it impossible for data recovery tools to determine the original location (path) of the file/folder.

The sequence of the secure delete function:

  1. Overwrites the file's data;
  2. Renames the file 26 times;
  3. Moves the file to the specified folder;
  4. Resets the file size to zero;
  5. Deletes the file.

All secure delete options work correctly only on NTFS formatted drives (volumes). File and folder renaming, resetting file size to zero, moving a file/folder before deletion will not always work correctly or will not work at all on FAT32 formatted drives (usually 98/ME systems). Nevertheless, the secure delete function (overwriting the file's data) works correctly on both NTFS and FAT32 drives (volumes).

Please note: enabling each of the secure delete options will slow down the cleanup process. Enable them only when necessary.

"Clean Up Now!" shortcut

Set up the hotkey to start the clean up. The hotkey allows you to start the cleanup from any program anytime.

User interface language

The language of the program's user interface. Note that you must restart the program or Windows after you changed the language.

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