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  1. Hi - this is no way a criticism of a great product, for which you are doing a grand job. But as you are continually updating and enhancing the features of Crapcleaner just a few comments on what I think is really important in these times of fraud and identity theft etc. My concerns are for the secure deletion of the "deleted" filespace and namespace in the FAT or whatever - and most likely the slackspace and probably in the registry too! While I note that you have been using multipass deletion for some while, and that you now overwrite some filenames with zzzzzzzzz.zzz I still don't think it goes far enough. In particular the cookies are still recoverable, contents totally intact, and more.....but rather than go into too many examples I use a product called "IOLO Search and recover" to flush out the deleted leftovers before disposing of a machine etc. What it reveals is quite worrying. As well as the cookie issue, in particular the info stored in any deleted system restore points etc, and also the remains of files that are "moved" ie from one drive to another rather than being specifically deleted. Could I ask you to take at look at the harddrive using this kind of tool and maybe give some thought to how these holes could be addressed in CC. Many thanks. Trev
  2. What I'm saying is that by and large CrapCleaner is a fine product and does a very nice job of getting rid of system junk, just as long as you don't get too inquisitive about what is being left behind - which is fine in many situations. What it doesn't do is a thorough enough job to put one past a more tenacious "undelete" style product. apparently even using the three pass wipe which doesn't appear to be doing a lot! Search and recover deleted file search shows old Cookies(names and contents which you thought were long gone!!), Windows Temp and Temp internet folders (with pics etc that are still viewable!) and so on and so on.
  3. I've now tried it with the three pass security delete - and it's the same, there is information which is readable in the cookies and temporary internet files folders AFTER ccleaner has done it's work. It's probably not a big deal, just be aware that's all.
  4. I used the simple overwrite ( 1 Pass) which I had thought ought to be sufficient. I'll investigate the other settings but folks should be aware nonetheless. I actually use search&recover to clean up systems that I work on for customers, I don't bother recovering the files (in fact there's a 3 event limit in the trial copy for file recovery anyway) but what I do do is use the Terminate feature which cleans out the deleted file space, it's very good - as I said, you should try it and you will see the extent of what it finds.
  5. Thanks, a great program and an essential tool in the armoury. However one observation noted recently which might be worth comment - I've discovered that many of the files that CC appears to be clearing out are in fact STILL recoverable using a good file recovery tool. Check out the Advanced Deleted File Search option in Search&Recover3 (another great tool - part of the IOLO System Mechanic Professional Suite) to see what I mean. Trev
  6. Thanks, a great program and an essential tool in the armoury. However one observation noted recently which might be worth comment - I've discovered that many of the files that CC appears to be clearing out are in fact STILL recoverable using a good file recovery tool. Check out the Advanced Deleted File Search option in Search&Recover3 (another great tool - part of the IOLO System Mechanic Professional Suite) to see what I mean. Trev
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