Privacy Protector is a powerful and effective way to securely get rid of files and data that may invade your privacy and act as potential threats to your Mac. You can use this app to remove a host of sensitive information that can be used to track your activities. Specifically, it clears your cache files, cookies, browsing history, and more, all at the click of a button.
Privacy Protector uses the highest industry encryption standards to ensure that data removal is thorough, yet safe and secure. You can manually adjust the level of security you want in the deletion process, with the ability to overwrite files with up to 35 passes to ensure complete removal of sensitive information. Moreover, removal of data not only ensures you maintain your privacy, you also gain back valuable disk space upon cleansing your system.
Use Privacy Protector for the following:
• Internet Browsers: Remove Caches, Cookies, History, Downloads, Forms, Recent Searches, Web Storage, Last Session Information and much more
• QuickTime Player: Remove Caches, Download Quarantine History, Recent Items
• Finder: Remove Download Quarantine History, Recent Items
• Preview: Remove Recent Items
• Empty Mail Downloads
• Remove Flash Cookies
All of the above fields can be individually toggled on/off depending on exactly what you wish to delete.
We've worked hard to make Privacy Protector as simple and efficient as possible for you to use. We would love to hear your thoughts via email and make any improvements to future versions of this app. We intend to have an active development cycle powered by your feedback, love and support!
- Added support for Touch Bar
- User interface improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Does not clean up Mail Downloads and other downloads folders
This app DOES NOT clean up one of the riskiest places for confidential stuff to accumulate: the Mail Downloads folder. Things accumulate there…anything that was a confidential attachment to an email. These accumulate over a period of years, and rarely are cleaned up.
Folders such as "~/Library/Mail Downloads” and other Downloads folders in the ~/Library/Containers/… folders should get purged if this app is really about protecting privacy.
This omission is bizare, considering that their other product “Disk Doctor” does clean up mail downloads. Is this an omission, or neglect of this app?
It does a decent job of the [limited] things that it does. A slightly better effort at finding dust bunnies like "~/Library/Mail Downloads” would make this app more trustworthy and truly valuable.
Does Not Perform As Advertised
I purchased this app and ran it here on a late-2013 iMac running the most current version of El Capitan as of this writing. It did not remove everything it claimed to and falsely reported zero bytes of data in places where that was not correct. I verified this. So, based on a similar comment from another reviewer here I downloaded a free trial of another app also available here on the Mac App Store and tested if it would remove the items that Privacy Protector failed to remove. The app PrivacyScan did this successfully and also removed more items this app does not even attempt. There is no excuse for failing to properly QA software to ensure that it minimaly does what it is designed to do, thus my 1 star rating. I have removed it from my system and just requested a refund from the Mac App Store because this does not do what it advertises it will. I would recommend looking into other apps for this that work well such as the one I mention.
Clean Clean Clean
Very Easy to use and set-up. I clean it all up all the time. There is so much nasty software out there waiting to scoop up and and all info I am paranoid about it all. It is easier to try to be safe than try and work yourself out of a problem.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.