Privacy Cleaner profiles allow you to quickly erase your browser cache, cookies, Internet history, typed URLs, temporary Internet files, recently opened documents and other records that may have been created by Windows. If configured, the cleaner will also remove other privacy concerns such as media player playlists, recently opened Office, Adobe Acrobat and Winzip documents. Regularly clearing your history of documents is a very good practice for all users but is especially recommended for shared computers.
Comodo maintains a constantly updated database of applications which are known to retain some form of usage history. When CSU is run for the first time, it checks which applications are installed on your PC then downloads the appropriate list of areas that need to be cleaned (including any registry keys and folders buried within the software’s installation directory).
All applications and categories which we scan are taken from a database. This ensure a safe clean, scan for some fixed locations where we know we can remove it and not based on a heuristic algorithm that could go wrong.
Comodo Privacy Cleaner ships with three default profiles : Basic Clean, Normal Clean and Aggressive.
Basic Clean will scan only those privacy locations that are most vulnerable.
Normal Clean will scan Basic Clean profile locations and also the important privacy areas predefined by Comodo Research Lab.
Aggressive profile executes a full scan of all privacy areas for any traces of privacy issues.
If the system has multiple users, the Privacy Cleaner scans the locations corresponding to the profile selected, only for the private data created by user that is currently logged-in.
For more information on creating custom profiles in Privacy Cleaner, refer to Understanding Profiles section.
Running an On-Demand Privacy Scan and Clean
- Click the 'Privacy Cleaner' button from the Left Hand Side Navigation pane. The application starts scanning the files in the Browsers/Applications in your system and displays the number of errors found for each type of the profile.
- Click the 'Clean' button against the profile of your choice.
You can see the cleaning status as per the selected profile in the progress bar.
On completion of the cleaning process, the cleaning results will be displayed.