12Ghosts Wash 9.70

12Ghosts Wash 9.70

Reviewed by Chad Faith

"Maintain your privacy and recover space"

Overview

Protecting privacy on the internet is very important for most of us. As a result, if you are looking for an effective tool that will allow you to delete any trace of your Windows activity and web browsing, then you should be happy to discover that 12Ghosts Wash is the ideal solution for you. It has plenty of features and it offers support for many popular browsers. What is more, it is a free software product and with its help you will be able to vanish into thin air and not even Sherlock Holmes will find traces of your online presence! Let’s take a closer look and analyze the features provided by 12Ghosts Wash in this article.

Installation

12Ghosts Wash is as lightweight as it can be. It barely measures 1MB and at such a size you can imagine that the installation process is very fast and without any problems. The straightforward installation can be performed on a multitude of operating systems, such as Windows 2000, XP, Win Vista, Windows Server, as well as the latest version of Windows; Win 7. In terms of specs, a Pentium 4 and 256 MB of RAM will do the job. 12Ghosts Wash doesn’t have adware, spyware or any other programs bundled with it. Now that you’ve installed it, you’re eager to know how it looks right? Let’s move on to the interface!

Interface

12Ghosts Wash provides us with an interface that’s easy to work with. It boasts plenty of tabs such as IE Browser, Windows, Garbage, Free Space, Wash Now and many more that permit the deletion of your cookies, browser history, temporary files and drop-down lists of visited addresses. It is a simple tool and you will not encounter any problems when using it. Just check the desired boxes and the program will automatically clean your tracks for you. From a design point of view, the interface of 12Ghosts Wash isn’t anything fancy, but the functionality and intuitiveness more than make up for its lack of aesthetic appeal.

Pros

Being a very useful tool, 12Ghosts Wash cleans your PC of traces of your online activity, whether it is through Windows or web browsers such as Opera, Internet Explorer or Firefox. As a result, nobody will be able to see what websites you have visited or what you did during your Windows session. Your secret is safe with 12Ghosts Wash! Recent searches, recent documents and the recycle bin can also be deleted. What is more, the support for deleting locked files is great! Yes, because even locked files (files that are in use, like “index.dat”) can be easily deleted as 12Ghosts Wash queues them for deletion. Thus, the next time you restart Windows, they are not locked anymore. The cleaning can be extended with any user defined item. Individual registry keys, registry values as well as personal files, complete folders and, of course, certain file types, such as all *.tmp and *.chk files, can cleared automatically or at your command. Other useful features include the ability to block programs from starting Internet Explorer. Pop-ads are displayed by some ad-supported programs through Internet Explorer, and by using this feature you can successfully track down, stop and delete this kind of nasty programs.

Cons

If more effort would be put into the interface, this tool would win a lot in this department and maybe attract more users. Why not match the functionality with a stylish and modern interface, right? Let’s hope that a future version of 12Ghosts Wash will fix this aspect.

Alternatives

There are quite a few alternatives for 12Ghosts Wash as there’s no shortage on the market for this kind of tools so it seems that privacy is appreciated. Let’s have a look at some of these alternatives. CCleaner, CleanMyMac, Cocktail, Glary Utilities, Wise Registry Cleaner and many more are tools you can use with great success. Some of them also optimize your system, while others are more specialized in the registry. Overall, 12Ghosts Wash is the better tool if you want to strictly hide your online tracks.

Conclusion

All in all, 12Ghosts Wash is a great tool to effectively conceal yourself and protect your privacy from others. Its main strengths are its ease of use, features and enhanced functionality.

Requirements: Windows XP, Pentium 4, 256 MB RAM

What's new in this version: Easily remove temporary files by type on all drives, more options to clear

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested 12Ghosts Wash on 20 Mar 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
12Ghosts Wash Antivirus Report
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