Privacy Software

Essay by matthew_west87College, UndergraduateA+, November 2007

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Privacy software is software built to protect the privacy of its users. The software usually works with internet usage to control or limit the amount of information made available to outside sources.

Using privacy software and following some simple tips can help you maintain your privacy, online and offline. Privacy programs will keep your personal information safe through a number of methods. Predominately in this software, privacy on the internet is top priority.

Privacy software will erase information that is collected on your computer as you browse the web. This information may include a history of the websites you have visited, passwords and user IDs you use to access various accounts, cookies, spyware and adware and credit card numbers.

There are so many different programs on the market that claim to do various tasks that will protect your security and privacy. When choosing a program to protect your private information you should look at many different aspects to ensure the software you choose will provide full protection.

Below are some things to consider when purchasing this software:Ease of Use Privacy software should be simple to navigate so anyone can successfully use the program regardless of computer knowledge.

Ease of Installation/Setup Software should to be easy to install and setup with straightforward instructions, few steps and without causing computer errors.

Privacy Effectiveness The privacy program should be a valuable tool in keeping all of your personal information safe and out of reach of others, whether from the computer directly or through the Internet.

Feature Set Privacy software should offer all of the features needed to keep your information private. Some of these features include browser cleaning, windows cleaning, deleting unwanted cookies, deletion overwrite and deleting website browsing history.

Help/Documentation The manufacturer should offer sufficient help and technical support in the form...