Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Improving PC Performance With History Cleaners

So you are in the middle of a project due in an hour and you are almost done, a few lines more and you complete a nicely packaged document that could give you a break in your career. You make sure this happens by saving your almost done document in your My Documents folder. Ten seconds pass by, twenty seconds, thirty seconds..two minutes and you are still looking at the "Please wait while Word Processor X is saving your file.." pop-up. After five minutes you take matters into your own hands and close the application. You click yes, or maybe no on a few familiar pop-ups. Then you re-open your document only to find out a quarter of your project is missing and nowhere to be found in your PC. You have thirty minutes to complete your project.

Could it be a bad hard drive? or a Windows Vista choke? who knows...you don't see any error messages. Gone are the days of handwritten documents but sometimes you wish they were back because of your ever-unpredictable PC. Before giving in to your nostalgia and pulling out your hair or throwing your PC out the window, ask yourself if you have been diligent enough to take care of it. In tool-world(world of tools) caring means cleaning. Running a disk cleanup or disk defragment regularly, is as important as wiping your PC with a piece of cloth to remove the dust. But just like the dust being not entirely removed by your cloth, old files stick to your PC like old habits stick to people. Also, there is the great force needed to move you out of your everyday inertia. A busy man busy succeeding in the world is too busy for a 30 minute disk cleanup plus disk defragment. There are more tips from Microsoft's support site on how to improve your PC's performance. You can see them by going to History Cleaner software.

Enter "history cleaners". Also called "privacy software" or "internet history cleaners", these software let you automate disk cleanup and defragment. All you need is a single click of the mouse to activate it and you need not worry ever about scheduling disk cleanup or disk defragment which don't really remove everything that needs to be removed. Although mainly used to protect you from privacy invaders online, these tools also do a great job, even better than disk cleanup or disk defragment in cleaning your PC thus, making it run faster. So what are the "key" areas that history cleaners clean up.

temporary internet files
downloaded program files
recycle bin
Windows error report files
optional windows components you don't use
browser cache files

History cleaners remove a lot more but the ones mentioned are the most important. There is also a diverse set of history cleaners out there in the market. To get the most reliable information about what privacy software work for most people, you can read user and expert reviews like the one at History Cleaners.History Cleaners are definitely not antivirus software and you can view a sample of an antivirus software at click here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Profile of a Good History Cleaner

A lot of PCs that we buy today, already have bundled privacy software, leaving us little room for choosing the best history cleaners for our use. However, when we reinstall Windows on our PCs or the trial period of our security software expires, we have to choose which history cleaner is best for us. If we want the best, we have to ask the right questions to evaluate what we need to buy.

1. Does it have good reviews?
A lot of experts and users post their opinions about products and services online through reviews. History cleaners are no exception. Reviews contain valuable information about firsthand experience with the software. Scrutiny is still important however, since a lot of reviews are merely marketing strategies without much useful content.

2. Is it Effective?
Based on the reviews you've read and the features on the history cleaners' documentation, ask yourself if the software is effective. Is it thorough enough for the kind of activities you are doing? Software have compatibility requirements with other software, so if you do a lot of work on a certain program, you have to make sure that the history cleaner you would purchase is compatible with that program.

3. Is the price reasonable?
Given the history cleaner features offered, ask yourself if the value is worth it. Pricey software with a lot of features you don't need is just as good as cheap software with only a few options.

4. Is the software user-friendly?
No matter how effective a piece of software is, it still has to be stylish. It doesn't have to amaze you, although it would be better if it did, but make sure you choose software that have user-friendly designs. Accessibility to icons that you will use a lot, nice colors, easy menu terms and good help are a few things you could consider.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Top Ten PC Privacy and Security Tips

The word online is nowadays a household term. In fact, we acknowledge a person's existence these days based on his/her being online or not. Unfortunately not all people who are online are Mother Theresas. A few shadowy figures are still aiming for world domination, and yes, they don't just exist in the movies or in PC games, they exist in the real physical world. We just don't know who some of them are, yet. They could be pranksters, dictator wannabes, geeks who want to be the next Bill Gates, geeks who want to work for the FBI or NASA, or geeky businessmen with aims at world domination. So here are a few tips to protect us from them.

1. Get a good history cleaner or good history cleaners like Evidence Eliminator or Winclear and install them.

2. Never give up information that other people shouldn't have any knowledge about, like social security numbers.

3. Avoid watching or minimize watching porn. A lot of nasty software comes from pornographic material.

4. Minimize accessing private information such as email on a public network or public comuters like internet cafes or public libraries. Do it if you don't have any other choice.

5. Keep a list of your passwords. It's better to use one very difficult password on all your online accounts than keep a lot of generic, no-brainer ones.

6. Don't confess private and sensitive information in chatrooms or forums unless you know who they are and are comfortable with them. These places are usually breeding grounds for world domination folks.

7. Take notes(handwritten) for very important information. Most people think that ink and paper are obsolete and think that all vital information are already online. Use this notion to your advantage and write down important information.

8. Be informed. Information technology is about information so gather as much knowledge as you can about security and online privacy instead of say, watching porn?

9. Remove yourself from major internet sites. A lot of sites like Google have a "remove me from your mailing list" option.

10. Don't be too thrifty so as not to buy history cleaners. Seriously, $29.95 is a wise investment in the long run.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Future PCs and History Cleaners

Good Hardware is Always Waiting for Good Software

Future PCs are pens with projectors that project the display and the keyboard with a wireless connection to the internet. How about future software? Nowadays, we see a lot of great mechanical designs of technology but less of awesome and intelligent programs. There are a lot of hunches and candidates but one cannot deny that included in the future software list should be software that protect our online privacy flawlessly. Intelligent software is slowly emerging but mostly in gaming or entertainment. History Cleaners can also be classified as possessing a small amount of intelligence as these class of software automatically delete files that are generated by equally intelligent spying software. Still, a lot of work needs to be done before history cleaners can reach a status of software of the future. The only way this can be achieved is through user feedback and constant usage of the software for it to evolve along with other technology.

History Cleaners Anyone?

The rising stars of history cleaners are paretologic privacy controls,
evidence eliminator
, WinClear and CyberScrub to name a few. The best places to consult about history cleaners are the manufacturer's websites and compare what they claim with history cleaners' reviews. Make sure that the reviews are legitimate though and not just portions of a marketing plan by the manufacturers.

Clearing Browser History in Mozilla Firefox

Ever experienced slow download times in Mozilla firefox? How about websites taking a while to load? Some websites load but you just see a white page while it says "Done" at the bottom, so what's the problem? The answer to these problems could possibly be solved by deleting recent history and download history in Mozilla Firefox. The latest version of Mozilla Firefox is 3.6 but some users might still have 3.0 or 3.5 with them. When Firefox, or any browser, remembers a website you previously visited or stores your login information for your favorite website, the information is considered your history. So how do you clear recent history in Firefox? Here are the steps:

1. At the top of the Firefox windowOn the menu bar, click on the Tools menu, and select Clear Recent History.

2.Select how much history you want to clear:

-Beside Time range to clear select how much of your history Firefox will clear. You can clear the history collected in the last one, two, or four hours; all previous hours of that day (Today); or all your history (Everything).

3.You can choose to clear any or all of the items you see. For Firefox 3.5 click the button next to Details to display what items to clear.

4. Click Clear Now. The Clear Recent History window will close, and the data you have selected will be cleared.

These are manual steps that you can follow to clear Firefox history, but these are the most recent and updated steps. If you do not have time to do this everyday, you can research for top history erasers, history cleaners, tracks erasers, tracks cleaners, internet erasers, internet cleaners and internet privacy software on the internet by looking for user reviews about this software in Google. One of the top history erasers you can consider is Winclear.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cookies and History Cleaners - a Delectable Combination

Cookies are friends not food

You probably have heard or seen the word cookie more than once before. You might remember seeing it on a pop-up by browser E, telling you that you need to allow it. Of course you have also heard your Granny shout that it's ready. We are interested in cookies in the non-Granny sense. We are interested in browser cookies and how history cleaners can best work with them.

What are cookies?

Indeed, what are they? To answer this question we need to consult our modern-day Wizard of Oz, wikipedia.org. According to wikipedia, a cookie is a small piece of text stored on a user's computer by a web browser. So why do browsers store them on our computer? Wikipedia adds that, it is used for authenticating, session tracking, and remembering specific information about users, such as site preferences or the contents of their electronic shopping carts. Also, wikipedia declares, cookies are not spyware or viruses, because they are not executable. Now, whatever word wikipedia mentioned that you did not understand, you can ask wikipedia again until everything becomes understandable and clear to you. Well, most of the definition of cookie doesn't really matter for our purposes, except, the part where it says something about cookies remembering specific information about us such as site preferences. So, if there is somebody who knows if we've been naughty or nice, it's definitely not Santa, it's the browser we're using, because of the cookies. That's one way of putting it. Do we have a choice of not allowing the cookies? No. No cookies, no internet, no flirting, no gossipping, no doing business, no music and no fun.

History Cleaners

Don't blame the web browsers. They have been so kind so as to place on their menu items, "Delete cookies", so the cookies don't just lie around some place on your computer after you use the internet, waiting to be plucked by someone else. Also, cookies are files, the more you have them, the more hard drive space you allot for junk and the slower your computer becomes. You can either diligently delete them from the browser or you can get a good history cleaner like ParetoLogic Privacy control, evidence eliminator or winclear and automatically and completely remove them from your computer after you use the internet.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Top Internet Hazards to Civil Liberties

On some extreme occasions, government measures and private sector measures threaten the civil liberties of a majority of Americans. These are the top internet hazards that government agencies do and major corporations do that could make the internet an ugly scene.

1. Warrantless Government Monitoring. Since the 9/11 attacks, the government has resorted to wiretapping of all internet traffic on all internet service providers. Without any warrants, the internet service providers are required to give out information to the National Security Agency.

2. Private Censorship. Companies censor information that the public have the right to know. Wikipedia, which is supposed to be an open reference for all people is misused by some unreliable sources to give out the wrong information.Some of the untrustworthy information range from commercial content used to market products to media sources that mislead people.

3. Government Censorship. China, Burma, North Korea, Vietnam, Egypt,
Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Cuba and Tunisia are a few of the countries who restrict internet access and even prosecute users based on what they post online.

4. Deep Packet Inspection. A lot of US internet service providers are now inspecting packets and therefore files that users send and receive. Some ad agencies are even paying the ISPs to eavesdrop on users.

5. ISP Tiered Pricing. Originally formulated to allow low-income users to avail of internet services by measuring charges based on bandwidth used, this scheme could be used to easily boost profits for the internet service providers and charge anybody without limit.

6. Record labels and ISPs banning users who share copyrighted music. This is pretty self explanatory and in a profit driven world, users who post and express their love of music by posting a favorite tune on the internet could be asked to get ugly consequences.

So if sometimes the government and the private sector cannot protect our civil liberties it would not hurt if we take action ourselves. Getting the right history eraser, history cleaner, internet eraser, internet cleaner, tracks eraser, tracks cleaner, computer history eraser and internet privacy software like Winclear could be a lifesaver in this day and age.