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.