You can also clean all of the most popular web browser's including Internet Explorer 5.x, IE 6.x, IE 7.x, Netscape 8.x, Opera 9.x, Mozilla FireFox 1.5, and 2.x. For example in Internet Explorer, you have the ability to delete your temporary Internet files, browser history, cookies, clean out your Index.dat file, auto-complete data, download directory from memory, saved directory memory, setup log files from IE updates, downloaded program files, and your address bar history.
In addition to clearing Windows and web browser history, Privacy Controls also lets you clear instant messaging related logs for AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, Yahoo Instant Messenger, Trillian, Google Talk, MSN Messenger, GAIM, and even Skype chat and voice call history.
All of the popular multimedia player's history can disappear with a couple of clicks as well. This includes history and file caches for Windows Media Player, Winamp, VLC Media Player, Real Player, DivX Player, Quicktime, ACDSee, and more.
Supported P2P file sharing applications that are supported include Azureus, BitTorrent, uTorrent, Morpheus, Limewire, Kazaa, and BitComet.
Outlook 2003, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Eudora, PocoMail, and Incredimail are some of the software titles supported under the email category.
As you see, there are a wide variety of applications that you may not even have known kept a recent file history that could be accessible by others. Privacy Controls also cleans Adobe Acrobat, Flash, and the major Desktop Search applications like Google's one.
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Make sure you check explorer the 'Options' area of the application as many items are not selected by default.
For those that are concerned about a specific file that they don't want anyone to ever view, then there is an advanced shredder utility included. Many files can be undeleted or even unformatted so true protection is almost never guaranteed. However, Privacy Controls offers a tool that can make it virtually impossible as it can shred even beyond the Department of Defense's security shred level.