Do you ever feel as if the disorder in your house had life on its own? Constantly claim more and more space. Of course, garbage can not grow on its own, which means that someone is adding more things to your cupboards, garage, etc. All this happens until a good spring cleaning clears the mess.
The difference between your closets in the home and your computer is that your PC can add garbage and clutter on its own. Even if you do nothing related to this matter, the information is still stored. Programs create log files, which are bits of information that move on your hard drive. When you use your computer, these records record your popular programs and files, download information, etc.
Cookies are basically small text files written by a web browser that contain information about their interaction with the virtual world. The information stored is formed mainly from the login information, and saving it makes it easier to log into an online site. Although most cookies are benign, they can affect your privacy by opening the access doors to other pieces of information stored on your PC.
In this article, we will explore the best applications that allow you to easily and completely erase your browser’s cookies. At the end of the article, you will also find a way to manually delete the cookies, depending on the browser you are using: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera.
CCleaner is one of the best known applications when it comes to computer optimization and includes powerful tools that clean your history and cookie files with a single click. After installing CCleaner on your PC, you can select the areas to be cleaned and then press Analyze to see how much space can be released. All you need to do after this is to click on the Run Cleaner button to permanently remove everything CCleaner found.
We recommend that you always double check the list that is in CCleaner after analyzing your PC, since you may want to keep some cookies, such as stored browser passwords. If you’re not sure what a file is, it’s better to save it to be sure.
One of the best features of CCleaner is the automatic cleaning of your browser’s cookies, trackers, Internet history, download history, cache and you can even delete the individual session activity.
In addition to the cleaning function, CCleaner has two other main characteristics:
- Registry Cleaner – Find and correct registry errors
- Management of tools : uninstaller of programs, editor of programs of beginning, complements of the navigator, etc.
- You may want to bypass the System Restore and Unit Cleaner buttons, unless you are absolutely sure of what you are doing.
SecureClean is a powerful application that allows you to permanently delete temporary, cached, cookie and “deleted” files on a regular basis. You can do it once or create a schedule so you can automatically delete everything you do not need.
Due to the personal data that is constantly collected on your PC in cookie files, personal documents, browsing histories, passwords, etc., you need a reliable application that can protect your PC.
SecureClean uses government-level cleaning technology that ensures that your data can not be recovered, even with the most sophisticated tools. Beyond the need to protect your privacy, another reason why you want to delete cookies and other stored information is because, over time, saturate the system and slow it down.
By using this program, you can also whitelist the cookies you do not want to delete (login information) so that you skip them when the cleanup process starts.
SecureClean can completely erase unused files and information, including:
- Personal identification information
- Credit card information
- Online banking information
- Deleted email messages
- Browsing history
- Temporary Internet files
- Internet cookies
Cookienator is an excellent tool that allows you to remain anonymous to search engines like Google and other well-known web crawlers like Doubleclick or Omniture.
With a simple user interface, Cookienator is designed to automatically omit important cookies and eliminate only those that represent a risk to your privacy.
Cookienator is one of the lighter options presented in this article. It is a single executable file that you install on your computer and, once it is executed, it will show you the amount of cookies that you wish to delete. Neither will it run in the background constantly, but only for a few seconds when you turn on your PC.
This application is configured to clean the crumbs left on your computer by sites like: Google, AOL, Yahoo, MSN, etc., but this list can be easily edited in the filters.
Like all other cookie exterminators, it is recommended that you close your browsers before running Cookienator, so that you can access all stored files.
This program is a quick and convenient alternative to CCLeaner. Bleachbit is open source and users can also make their own contributions and correct any errors. Bleachbit is simpler than CCleaner but this works to its advantage because of the small part of the program. There is also a portable version available for those looking to build a USB toolkit.
Key features include:
Support for a wide range of programs.
Fast and simple daily maintenance.
Deep scan options – in-depth analysis of the files in your system
Shred option: deletes unwanted files safely by overwriting them several times
Command line interface for scripting and automation.
Frequent software updates with new features
Cookie Monster 3.47
This application is an administrator of the cookies created by the majority of Windows browsers: IE, Firefox, Google Chrome, Mozilla, etc. Monster Cookies allows you to establish a list with the cookies you wish to protect and then delete the rest with a single click of the mouse. You can also detect cookies from the sites included in your bookmarks.
The list presented in this article gives you a wide range of options that allow you to protect your privacy. Included in this list, you can find software options that are lightweight and offer removal functions for unique cookies or more complex programs that allow you to manage your online security professionally.
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