PC Tools Privacy Guardian is an application that secures the userâ€™s online and offline privacy, as well as the day-to-day computer use. There are four ways in which this tool provides security:
â€¢ By keeping the userâ€™s access history private â€“ this tool erases the userâ€™s history of accessed sites. This includes FTP browsers, photo browsers, chat programs, email clients, media players, and programs for peer-to-peer file transfer. With this application, only the registered user will be able to see the programs and sites he or she has clicked on.
â€¢ By deleting files in the computer â€“ this tool functions as a file shredder, so that deleted files will be permanently erased so they will not be recovered, even with file and folder recovery programs.
â€¢ By erasing browsing data â€“ this application deletes Internet search history, cookies, browsing history, passwords, auto complete form data, and downloaded program file logs to keep the userâ€™s online activities and personal information private.
â€¢ By removing traces of computer use â€“ offline activities such as opening documents and copying files will also be untraceable. This application erases temporary file folders and file histories, search and clipboard items, lists of recently-opened and run files, and the document history.
PC Tools Privacy Guardian comes with a disk-bleaching feature that cleans out the userâ€™s hard disk space to make sure that the deleted files will not be retrieved or restored by other programs, including file recovery applications.