Monday, November 16, 2009

History Erasers and the Internet


This blog is about software that protect your privacy. "History Erasers" is a substitute phrase used to refer to "Privacy Software." Privacy Software is defined by Wikipedia as " built to protect the privacy of its users. The software typically works in conjunction with Internet usage to control or limit the amount of information made available to third-parties. The software can apply encryption or filtering of various kinds..."

The most disconcerting fact about online privacy is that there are at present, no laws, legal sanctions, legislative acts or government agencies anywhere in the world that protect an individual's online privacy in the same way as one's material assets such as land, houses or cash are protected. Privacy protection is simply do-it-yourself and most information about it is disseminated through hearsay or even popular half-truths. It is therefore very important to find the right sources of information and the most reliable software and technologies that protect our online privacy.

There is no better place to get the right information than from user reviews by experts who have tested top-notch privacy software and shared their insights based on firsthand experience with the software. Internet eraser software is reviewed by consumers daily and you should take advantage of reading them before you pay for a history eraser.

History Erasers and anti-virus software are two different things. The technology used to steal information from you cannot be countered even by the best anti-virus software. In fact a lot of files that are usually referred to as spyware, spam or adware passes through anti-virus software as harmless files. These files are simply not meant to destroy or corrupt your system that is why they are not considered viruses. So the best way to prevent privacy invasion is to thoroughly and properly dispose of the useless files in your computer that could only compromise your identity and your security.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Data Mining and History Erasers

Data mining is described as the process of extracting patterns from large amounts of information collected from the internet. The amount of information on the internet is estimated to double every three years. Data mining, since information is gathered in bulk and statistical figures, is commonly used for good reasons like marketing, surveillance, fraud detection and scientific research. The aim of data mining is, more often than not, to discover what data from a large number of users represent.

The point is, although data mining is not bad, the technology used to implement it is available to anyone online. Every website that you go to has the potential to "mine data" from you. Against this, every user who is concerned with their privacy, is left with three options. First, they can study the technology and come up with their own technology to prevent possible internet privacy invasion. Second, they can look for available technology that deal with privacy invasion. Lastly, of course, there is the option to not use the internet at all.

If you go with the second option, then you should consider history cleaners. Really, if you don't have the time to learn Decision Tree Learning, nearest neighbor, naive Bayesian classification and neural networks, then you're better off checking the commercial history eraser software products that deal with privacy invaders. The basic concept of history cleaners is to properly delete all the tracks and traces that you leave behind when surfing the internet. Other than slowing your computer down, these files almost volunteer everything that you have or do on your computer. You don't need'em so why keep'em.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Privacy-Invasive Software and History Erasers

"Privacy-invasive software" is a term used to refer to software that ignore users' privacy and are usually designed for a specific purpose, most of the time, commercial. Examples of privacy invasive software are adware, spyware and content hijacking programs. The matrix above shows the different types of software that exist at present. The intersections of the rows and columns specify the software type. So based on the matrix above, the most user-friendly software are the legitimate software, since they are both used with high consent from users and produce tolerable negative consequences. The worst kind are the parasites, with low consent from users and producing severe negative consequences on your PC and even your life. You don't want these guys on your PC.

In popular terms, adware produce advertisements and other stuff with commercial content that are usually based on information gathered by spyware. System monitors track your activities on your PC while keyloggers record the keystrokes that you make, possibly getting your passwords and usernames on secured websites like bank websites. How do they gather all these information? They gather it from everywhere on your PC, information lying around, waiting to be hijacked. This is where the need for history erasers comes in. You need to remove all the unnecessary information scattered all over your PC. Most of the time, if you are not a great computer programmer, you would not know what these files are. They are usually saved in some folder with a path name or location as long as a ruler. Computer history erasers automate removal of these files for your convenience. For security experts, these files contain delicate information, for most users, they are nothing. Some of us do not even know they exist.

History eraser software is non-invasive and will help clean computer history and remove internet history that can be used against you. So basically, if you cover your tracks adware and spyware software will have no use to invade your computer and even if they do they will not find any useful information. There are plenty of free history cleaner downloads available out there too. You can always download the software and test it out and if for some reason you don't like it you can return it.

Friday, October 30, 2009

History Erasers and the Future

The Future Will Be About Control Unless We do Something About It

The online world is not totally out of control but it's getting there. This is what the major players of the internet say. From being a cradle of constant creativity and innovation, the internet has slowly become and will become a center of control. The protocols are getting tighter and monitoring and security have become trades of the day. It started with iphones, ipods and Xboxes that only the vendors could modify. Actually it started earlier than that with software and applications that have been monopolized and could only be modified by the vendors. Then the GPS systems followed, where law enforcers can eavesdrop on the user at all times. Then of course there's the internet with lots of icons, smileys and links peering at your whole online activity.

Why This Happened and What Can Be Done About It

The millions of users all over the world are partly to be blamed for this loss of individual security and privacy by subscribing to consumer exploitation. Therefore, if we are responsible for doing it then only we can undo it. We should have been informed or rather helped ourselves get informed. Security is good only if everyone or at least majority of the population gets security. However, when only 1% to 10% of the world's population are secure, then innovation and creativity are at risk due to controlling tendencies of the secured few. Innovation and creativity have always been species-saving and have proven themselves on numerous occasions.

To make sure that our intellectual property is protected and our privacy rights secured, we need to start getting anti-monitoring software. To start with the simplest practices, we can get history erasers or an anti-virus software. You may have never heard of software that will help keep your personal information private non the less there are plenty of products out there like winclear, Paretologic, Evidence Eliminator and many more. History Erasers can delete history from your computer better than doing it manually or using typical Windows-removal. There is constant guarantee of our traces of activity being inaccessible to others. What we do and what we make is our business and nobody else's.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nexus One: Google's New Superphone

Many people see it as the new rival of the iPhone and Google will start selling it on an exclusive online store. The phone is named Nexus One. This is a hint to the direction where technological giants are headed, the mobile/wireless industry. Google did not design the phone. It was designed by HTC and Google only helps in merchandising it through their online store because they want to promote the operating system used by the phone which Google designed, Android. The Nexus one is a successor of G1 and Magic, which are also Android phones. Nexus One is essentially a $179 T-Mobile phone with a 2-year T-Mobile plan , while it is unlocked. Once unlocked for $529, you will get superfeatures like voice-enabled text boxes, so you can compose an email message through the phone by speaking to it rather than typing it using touchscreen. As expected, a superphone guarantees superspeed and that is what we would supposedly get from Nexus One, according to analysts. It has a 3.7 inch screen, diagonal, and runs the latest of Google's Android operating system. It is just 11.5 millimeters thick and weighs 130 grams. It has a 5-megapixel camera and an LED flash and can shoot both still images and video. Nexus One is equipped with Snapdragon, a chip designed by Qualcomm that can make the phone's superspeed possible through 1-Gigahertz of processor speed. The phone has collaborated with Cooliris, a company famous for its photo-showcase apps, making the phone supercool with its 3-D display capabilities. It is disappointing for some though, that Google does not subsidize the phone with its advertising services. Also, Google promises that the phone will be available for Verizon and Vodaphone later this year. Knowing Google however and their apparent dislike for consumer privacy, we still need to know how internet erasers, internet cleaners, history erasers, history cleaners software, tracks erasers,tracks cleaners and internet privacy software can be applied to Android, the phone's OS. We are interested if there is a Winclear equivalent in Android, aren't we?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How To Clear MSN Explorer History

Clearing MSN Explorer's search history depends on the browser you are using. The search history entries are part of the browser's autocomplete feature where the browser will semi-intelligently guess or provide best guesses for your search terms based on the first few letters you type, thus the term autocomplete. The thing is the autocomplete function doesn't just guess, it saves the information that you enter in your search bar. Here are ways to clear your MSN Explorer search history based on your browser.

Internet Explorer

If you are using Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher:

1. Select the Tools menu in Internet Explorer.
2. Select Internet Options then select the Content tab.
3. Under AutoComplete, click on the Settings button.
4. Within Use AutoComplete For remove the check from the Forms checkbox to permanently stop the generation of search history.
5. Click OK.

From here you can click the Clear Forms box to delete your current history, or you can uncheck the Forms box to permanently stop the generation of search history.

Mozilla Firefox

If you are using Mozilla Firefox versions 2.x, please follow these steps:

1. Select the Tools menu.
2. Select Options.
3. Click the Privacy icon.
4. Select Saved Form Information, deselect the Save information I enter in web page forms and the Search Bar box.
5. Click OK.

If you are using Mozilla Firefox versions 3.x, please follow these steps:

1. Select the Tools menu.
2. Select Options.
3. Select Never Remember History from the Firefox will dropdown menu.
4. Click OK.

This will remove the stored searches as well as prevent the storage of new search terms.

Safari Browser

To disable the AutoFill feature on Safari:

1. Click Preferences from the Safari menu.
2. Deselect the AutoFill button.

Yahoo! Toolbar Search History

Instructions for clearing the search history within Yahoo! Toolbar will depend on which web browser as well as which version of the Yahoo! Toolbar you are using. To access the Yahoo! Toolbar settings, you will either click the pencil icon or the Settings tab in your Yahoo! Toolbar.

Internet Explorer

If you want to remove all the entries in your Yahoo! Toolbar search history, but you still want Yahoo! Toolbar to remember your searches in the future, follow these steps:

1. Click the Settings tab or Pencil icon to see the settings menu.
2. Select Clear Recent Searches.

If you want to save your recent searches while you're searching on the Web, but automatically clear the saved searches when you close your browser window:

1. Click the Settings tab or Pencil icon to see the settings menu.
2. Select Yahoo! Toolbar Options.
3. Select Auto-clear recent searches when exiting IE by putting a checkmark in the box next to it.
4. Click OK.

If you want to disable the feature in Yahoo! Toolbar entirely so that none of your searches are saved, do the following:

1. Click the Settings tab or Pencil icon to see the settings menu.
2. Select Toolbar Options.
3. Click Remember Recent Searches so that there is not a checkmark in the box next to it.
4. Click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

If you want to remove all the entries in your Yahoo! Toolbar search history, but you still want Yahoo! Toolbar to remember your searches in the future, follow these steps:

1. Click the Settings tab or Pencil icon to see the settings menu.
2. Select Clear Recent Searches.

If you want to save your recent searches while you're searching on the Web, but automatically clear the saved searches when you close your browser window:

1. Click the Settings tab or Pencil icon to see the settings menu.
2. Select Yahoo! Toolbar Options.
3. Select Auto-clear recent searches when exiting Firefox by putting a checkmark in the box next to it.
4. Click OK.

At this time, the Mozilla Firefox version of the Yahoo! Toolbar does not offer the option to disable the feature so that none of your searches are saved. There are great software available commercially though that will help you remove search history automatically. All you need to do is look for internet privacy software, internet cleaners, internet erasers, history cleaners, history erasers, tracks erasers and tracks cleaners like Winclear.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Different Look of Internet Safety

One side of internet safety is the side for the family. Norton had released a software, OnlineFamiliy.Norton that enhances dialogues between children and parents instead of parents just setting up parental controls on the web so children can't go to potentially dangerous sites or other sites which are appropriate only for adults for that matter. OnlineFamily.Norton is another free service that helps parents monitor their children while online. According to a PTO blog posting, OnlineFamily.Norton does provide great tips and hints. If you go to the OnlineFamily.Norton website directly, you can watch a cheesy video of a young daughter with self-esteem issues, a son who is too much into football, a dad who is crazy about losing pounds and the mom who is stressed at how to keep the family together. If you go to OnlineFamily.Norton through the ad from, you will be automatically asked to sign-up for an account before knowing what is all about. Basically, the service wants parents to start a dialogue with the kids. The software then provides parents with reports, website monitoring controls, instant messaging information and security to personal information. From a personal perspective, the need for is really not as dire as history erasers because, you can start a dialogue with your children without even getting the software and constant actual dialogue is even better than the cheesiness of The whole idea is just so cheesy that even 7 year olds will be repelled by the mere thought of the software. If you want heavy duty monitoring, or even if you do manage to have great conversations with your family but still you don't trust your children enough on the internet, you can check user reviews for history cleaners, history erasers, internet cleaners, internet erasers, tracks cleaners, tracks erasers and internet privacy software that have been around for more than 15 years like Winclear, for example.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Skype versus Wireless Companies

When FCC announced in October of last year the new rules of net-neutrality, two parties became clearly matched against each other, wireless companies on one side and Skype on the other. Wireless companies were against the new rules because the new rules were unfortunately and probably intentionally against them. Those who were in favor of the new regulations like Skype defended the regulations because the new rules will prevent the ISPs and the wireless companies from monkeying around internet traffic. The new regulations would allow you to use any device, application and web service that you prefer and apply them to all your broadband connections. The regulations have also made sure that the broadband providers cannot make their bundled video and phone services go faster than their counterparts and make companies inform their users how they manage their network. The Wireless broadband companies see it differently though and according to them, it is through competition and not regulation that the internet traffic will be kept open and innovation to thrive. According to CEO Steve Largent in a press release, "Quite simply, we believe that these rules are inappropriate for wireless broadband networks and unnecessary to ensure that wireless consumers continue to enjoy the open internet. All elements of the wireless ecosystem are flourishing. As Americans continue to adopt mobile broadband at a rapid pace, our members are investing billions of dollars every year to deliver wireless internet across the country. This is a model that is working for consumers, and regulation is not needed.” Hollywood, public and private interest groups and giants like Google also had their say and while the details and final form of the regulations are still being worked out and taking shape, more and more people are joining the discussion. There is no doubt that when regulations set in, people should still have their security software, anti-virus, anti-spyware, internet erasers, internet cleaners, tracks erasers, tracks cleaners, history erasers, history cleaners, internet privacy software and computer history cleaners like Winclear, Mcafee and AVG to make sure, they will be cushioned from the changes.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Right to Own History Erasers

The Bill of Rights and Privacy

Nowhere in the United States Constitution is the word "privacy" mentioned. The good news is, the idea of "privacy" is protected by a number of Amendments. It is in the core of our Bill of Rights and therefore, a valid right. Online privacy is a form of privacy and it is therefore also a valid right. So from being citizens to becoming netizens, we have to learn what legal motions are being made towards securing our privacy online if we are to accept the fact that our world is to move towards accepting online reality as a part of everyday reality.

Privacy Invasion

There are 4 known types of privacy invasion on the internet. The first type is search and seizure. Under the Fourth Amendment, American citizens have the right to protection from search and seizure without a warrant and when there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. So nobody can search and download your files from your hard drive, even from a remote location, unless you give them consent and your privacy is not undermined. The law becomes more vague though if your files are saved on your internet service provider's server.
The second type is unsolicited e-mail. There is currently nothing in federal law that regulates this. There have been cases though where spammers were sued and the individual complainants won.
The third type is defamation, meaning false and unpriviliged publication which results to economic damages. States are very strict about this and defamation, of any type has brought legal consequences to the defamers.
Last on the list is secrecy and creation of databases containing personal information. There is no federal protection against acts classified under this category.

If the law can't help you, help yourself with history cleaners

There are too many stories about the ill effects and damages caused by privacy invasion to its victims, that a list would never fit in a blog. However, if you have sufficient knowledge of history erasers like evidence eliminator, winclear or paretologic privacy controls, you need not fear being added to the victims list. It's not like you're going to buy a gun to protect yourself. In fact, it prevents you from having a reason to buy a gun and kill somebody for invading your privacy and ruining your life. The wisest thing to do is cover your online tracks.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Evidence Eliminator, WinClear and ParetoLogic Privacy Controls, Top History Erasers

Evidence Eliminator

Evidence Eliminator is a history eraser designed by Robin Hood Software Ltd., a software company based in Nottingham, England. It takes pride in being one of the history erasers, commercially available, with the most number of features. It is also notable for being easy to install and posessing cutting edge technology in eliminating evidence on your PC. It also has stealth mode, making it run on your PC automatically every time you turn on your computer without the user seeing any windows showing the Evidence Eliminator settings. Being very thorough, it is also one of the most pricey history eraser with a standard price of $99.95.


Another history eraser, WinClear download is comparatively a low price of $37.00, with enough features to get you by in protecting your PC from privacy invasion. It also has stealth mode and has a file shredder option that applies state of the art software technology. It has fewer features though compared to Evidence Eliminator and not very easy to use if you are not tech-savvy.

ParetoLogic Privacy Controls

If you combine price, style and ease of use as criteria for selecting the top history erasers, then ParetoLogic is the best pick. It balances all three criteria well.With a very affordable price of $29.95, you can delete chat conversations, peer-to-peer file sharing and toolbar searches without every consulting the manual. It is very easy to understand and use and doesn't fall far behind Evidence Eliminator in thoroughness of deleting evidence.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Net Neutrality and Privacy Rights

Net neutrality is a principle proposed for user access networks participating in the internet that advocates no restrictions on content, sites, or platforms, on the kinds of equipment that may be attached, and on the modes of communication allowed, as well as communication that is not unreasonably degraded by other traffic.
By definition alone, net neutrality seems to run counter to the notion of privacy but if you think about it, the issue of privacy stands out only because corporations like Google or Microsoft use means of invading other people's privacies to further increase profit and centralize authority. If there were a means of decentralizing web control then there just might be lesser privacy invasion. People, in my opinion tend to bother other people less if they have enough freedom to express themselves.

Can history erasers go in tandem with Net Neutrality?

There is, in my mind, no doubt that the only obstacle to history erasers or privacy software are browser protocols implemented by either Microsoft, Google or Mozilla that restrict and constrict software like history erasers. As platforms get less standardized or restrictive then history erasers should have no problems running on different systems and environments to delete and clean up your computer.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Money-saving Tips for Your PC

Save Money on Computer Software

Most people could easily find how-to guides in saving money for computer hardware but not so much with computer software. So here are a few tips that will help you make wise decisions in buying and using computer software:

Look for Discounts

Whether you are a college student, an employee or even just a regular Joe who uses your PC a lot, the first step towards saving money on software is to look around for discounts. When it comes to cool software or latest games patronized by our friends, we almost always never control our urge to buy them and install right away. Oftentimes, we miss the chance to look around for discounts on software. If you belong to an organization like a school campus, you can look around first in your immediate vicinity for discounted prices on software. Usually, this requires a registration or proof of affiliation but going through the process should be worth it and doin this often could save you hundreds of dollars.

Check out the trial versions

Almost all software companies give you trial versions for their software like car salesmen give you a road test for new cars. In fact the trial versions can let you use software to almost it's full functionality for an average time period of 30 days. It's important to take advantage of this because trial versions will let you know for certain if the software is really what you need. If a sales pitch would tell you that you need to hurry up and grab it because supply is limited, more often than not, the supply is never limited. So take your time and test the software.

Do not buy the latest version

Based on personal experience with software, the latest is almost always not the greatest. If you buy the latest version, not only are you buying the most expensive version but also the version with the least amount of customer testing and the highest probability of generating error messages and bugs. Look around first and see if there is an older version, usually an older version can cause less computer issues and therefore more stable and reliable. Six months or one year after a version is released then it's safe to say that the version is worth buying. So if you want to purchase the best history erasers like Evidence Eliminator or Winclear make sure you get the older versions.