PROS / CyberScrub automatically downloads and updates plugins, and includes an advanced risk monitor. It erases data using methods that exceed United States Department of Defense standards for secure erasure.
CONS / The software is thorough, but the menu navigation could be simplified.
VERDICT / CyberScrub Privacy Suite is one of the most effective and comprehensive computer privacy applications because it automatically alerts you to potential privacy risks.
Editor's note: A newer version of this product is available. We will evaluate, rank and review the new version 6 when we next update the Privacy Software reviews.
CyberScrub Privacy Suite is one of the best privacy software products and wins the Top Ten Reviews Gold Award. It protects your privacy by removing sensitive files permanently and cleaning your internet history. It also cleans up free disk space. The main function of this privacy software is to locate and delete data from areas of your computer that store little traces of your activity. Whether it’s online or in the Windows operating system, your actions and data leave tracks that may pose security or privacy risks.
Privacy Suite can run in stealth mode so nobody else knows that it is running. It deletes Shadow Copies, those digital snapshots that don’t contain the original file but can still be retrieved. It deletes the Shadow Copies necessary to delete the file without deleting the Volume Shadow Copy. So you can retain a system restore point and recover legitimate files. This privacy software meets the U.S. Department of Defense standards for erasing digital information (U.S. DOD 5220.22). It also can erase using the Russian method (GOST 050739-95) and the German method (VSITR).
The software includes privacy cleaning for your internet browser. It removes cookies, temporary files, browser cache and IM conversations. It supports most of the major browsers. CyberScrub also is equipped to remove sensitive data from a number of third-party applications, including multimedia software, security software and web apps. The software actually includes protection for more than 100 additional applications and software. There is an option to remove sensitive information from more than 20 popular P2P (peer-to-peer) file sharing programs. When you delete files and emails from your computer, they aren’t actually gone even if you empty the recycle bin. While this fact is useful in recovering some accidentally deleted files later, it isn’t good news if you don’t want the file to be recovered. For secure file deletion rendering files completely unrecoverable, CyberScrub has you covered. You can permanently shred files or folders to the point where even professional diagnostic recovery tools won’t be able to recover them. For most files and data, a wipe that overwrites three times is sufficient. But you can have the software completely destroy the files.
Ease of Use
The interface is streamlined and effectively organized. Whether you’re manually deleting a few specific files or removing hazards computer-wide, the processes are straightforward. New users might not know exactly what to do at first, so luckily the software has a quick start screen that explains the major components of the software. After you get familiar with the interface and what the various features do, you can turn off the quick start. The product is set by default to wipe the most common areas where sensitive information is left behind. Privacy Suite also speeds up system performance by removing useless files.
Help & Support
The software is easy to use and features detailed instructions inside the program. There are additional resources online. There is a Knowledge Base that contains just 10 items. Or you can contact technical support by submitting a ticket. Once you have registered with CyberScrub customer support, you can track the status of your ticket online. The fact that Boeing uses CyberScrub for one if its projects is testimony to CyberScrub's commitment to customer service. Dun & Bradstreet OpenRating gives CyberScrub an excellent score for customer service. Another way that CyberScrub supports users is by publishing a free newsletter with articles about online security.
CyberScrub Privacy Suite removes all evidence of online activity by erasing every website address, chat room conversation, video clip and picture that your PC recorded. CyberScrub's technical support center is in the United States. You can create a support ticket from within the program. You can password protect Privacy Suite. Dun & Bradstreet recommend CyberScrub customer support. Privacy Suite erases data with the most secure United States, Russian and German deletion methods.