Cleaning Personal Traces

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You may clean your computer from traces of your recent activity, such as recently opened documents, search results, started programs, mapped network drives, etc. Those traces are usually kept in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry section.

You may include computer cleaning into a large wiping and cleaning task. Go to the Setting a Large Wipe and Clean Task section for details.

The list of items visible on the System panel can be edited on the Customize panel. These items are user-specific, their contents are individual for each user.

To clean traces of your activity,

In the BarView, click your login name

In the TreeView, select the your login name

The Personal traces panel appears in the right pane.

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Personal traces panel

Select the required items and click the Clean and Wipe Now button.

If you only delete files, they may be later recovered using any file unerase or recover utility. To make this impossible, you may set R-Wipe&Clean wipe files before deleting on the Docs and Internet tab of the Settings panel.

If the Wipe files before deleting check box is clear on the Docs and Internet tab of the Settings panel, the Clean and Wipe Now button changes its name to Clean. The files will be only deleted without wiping.

R-Wipe&Clean will start cleaning the computer, and the Deleting and wiping dialog box will appear showing the progress of cleaning.

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Deleting and wiping dialog box

When R-Wipe&Clean finishes cleaning, the Report dialog box will appear showing cleaning results.

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Report dialog box

You may see the contents of any particular item on its respective panel in the right pane. Click Details on the User's panel or select the item in the BarView or TreeView.

Click to expand/collapse More information on the items...

 

Default cleaning settings may be specifically set on the Docs and Internet tab of the Settings panel.

 

R-Wipe&Clean Overview

R-Wipe&Clean Main Panel

Customization, Settings, and Logging

Wiping

Wiping Tasks and Scheduler

Popup Blocker

Startup Rename Manager

Unblocking R-Wipe & Clean in Anti-Malware Programs

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