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How to delete sensitive directories

Step 1. Please run Privazer and click on the dropdown list which shows "Scan in-depth" as the first item.

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Step 2. Please click on the "Delete without a trace" option from the dropdown list.

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Step 3. In the "Delete without a trace" window, please click on the "Sensitive directories" option and click on the Ok button.

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Step 4. A Select window will open. Please navigate to the where the directories are located. Please choose the directories that you want to delete and press the Select button.

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Step 5. A window will open detailing how Privazer will delete the selected directories. Please note that directories deleted by Privazer will not be recoverable. To start deletion, please click on the Start button and proceed to Step 7. For different and more secure options of deleting directories, please click on the "See advanced options" link and proceed to Step 6.

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Step 6. In the advanced options window, please click on the dropdown list to show the different methods of deletion. The deletion methods range from the simplest and fastest one (1 PASS - British HMG IS5, Baseline Standard) to the most secure and slowest method (35 PASSES - Peter Gutmann's Algorithm). Please choose your preferred method and click on the Start button to begin the deletion.

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Step 7. A window will open showing the progress of the deletion of directories. You can click on the See links to view the list of deleted directories along with the list of deleted subdirectories and deleted files that were in the deleted directories. You can also click on the History link to view a log of all activities performed. To return to the Privazer main screen, please click on the Close button.

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User's Guide

Download the complete User's Guide (5.78 MB) here
25 April 2012


. How to install Privazer
. How to uninstall Privazer

. How to delete sensitive directories
. How to delete sensitive files

. How to scan & clean the C drive
. How to scan & clean an external drive

. How to schedule a cleanup

. How to securely clean traces of Internet activity
. How to securely clean traces in the Registry
. How to securely clean traces of Software use
. How to securely clean USB history

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