Expert Suite 8.0
Microsoft's Windows XP keeps records of
just about everything you do on your computer and the only way to
prevent other people from searching for personal and private information
on your computer is to remove the hard drive partition, reinstall the
partition and then format the hard drive. With that said, the internet
also plays a big role in the problem with some websites reading personal
information from your hard drive (for advertising) and nefarious hackers
that through spyware, monitor your keyboard commands so they can get
passwords and other personal details.
Fortunately for us, Acronis have released the latest version of their
popular security package called Acronis Privacy Expert Suite 8.0 that
performs the following functions on your computer;
* Internet clean-up: protect your Internet privacy removing
traces of your surfing;
* System clean-up: eliminate traces of your system activities;
* Disk clean-up: securely destroy all the data on your old hard
* File shredder: make your deleted data unrecoverable by undelete
or unerase utilities;
* Pop-up blocker: stop unwanted pop-up ads;
* Data destruction methods: wipe out all data without possibility
to recover through the use of 8 powerful data destruction methods.
The installation of Acronis Privacy Expert Suite 8.0 was a breeze and it
simply auto-installed when the CD was detected and after a few minutes,
the software was ready to be tested. The main role of this software
package is to protect your personal information and documents,
thoroughly purge files, stop pop-up advertisements and protect your web
browsing history. The menu system of Acronis Privacy Expert Suite 8.0 is
extremely user-friendly and allows you to set a myriad of options as to
your privacy levels.
Internet clean-up is easily the best
program that I've encountered to totally remove any traces of your
internet travels. The software totally purges your internet cache
directory that contains pictures, documents and files which also clears
your internet history.
System clean-up is also another useful feature of Acronis Privacy Expert
Suite 8.0 that deletes temporary files, finds files to clean-up and also
remove files in your document history. Disk clean-up gives the user a
variety of functions that include secure file and hard drive partition
deletions and also allows you to format and partition your hard drive.
File Shredder uses 8 different data destruction methods to totally wipe
all traces of your files from the hard drive and offers the best
possible security available.
Although the software contains a pop-up window blocker, its usage is
unfortunately a little limited with the new version of Internet Explorer
that also features a pop-up window blocker.
In conclusion, Acronis
Privacy Expert Suite 8.0 is a brilliant program that I would recommend
to all users who wish to have their information totally secure from
unwanted eyes. I would recommend this program to anyone who has
sensitive information on their computer systems or want to stop people
with prying eyes. For those naysayers who believe that this software
package isn't as good as this review, a free trial version of Acronis
Privacy Expert Suite 8.0 is available for download from;
and only requires user
registration. Available at all good computer stores!
PC-compatible computer with a Pentium CPU or similar;
64 MB RAM;
a mouse (recommended);
Windows 98 / Me / NT (including Server) / 2000 (including Server and
Server) / XP / 2003 Server operating system installed.