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November 23rd, 1999

[4:40 PM] Clean That Dirty Mac Before Someone Sees It!
by Staff

Trexar Technologies and Webroot have announced the release of a new utility designed to keep prying eyes from seeing what you have done with your Mac. The new program is called MacWasher and will "clean up" your Mac in several areas. According to the two companies:

MacWasher is a useful program for cleaning up the history of your activities on a Macintosh computer. Many people do not realize that the MacOS, browsers, and other programs store information about what they have been doing on their Macintosh and on the Internet. Anyone with access to the local MAC computer can see previous users' activities, which raises privacy concerns. Furthermore, much of this information can take up valuable disk space, recovering this space can improve overall computer performance.

Manually cleaning up these unneeded tracks can be a tedious chore of removing each history file or entry. If privacy and disk space are to be maintained, this process must be performed every time you use your Mac. MacWasher can automate this process for you! MacWasher's AutoWash will automatically run in the background and clean up whatever tracks you want removed, whenever you want. For the cautious at heart, MacWasher also allows a 'simulated washing', which goes through the process of washing without actually deleting anything. This function allows users to test their configurations before proceeding. In addition, a "bleach" function is also available that will shred the washed files, making them unrecoverable to utilities such as Unerase or Undelete.

MacWahser is priced at US$29.95. You can find more information on the product at the company's web site. The company also offers a free trial version.

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