Get Ready To Remove Porn
Applications specifically designed to remove porn and clean up a computer drives can be found in several distinct flavors. Firstly there are cleanup software products such as the
free CCCleaner software, which clean up non-critical files and give back usable space
in the process. There are 'PC privacy' tools designed to clean out evidence of browsing
URLs and get rid of the previously typed URLs from drop down lists from IE and Firefox,
and some other browsers, software such as Privacy Eraser. Another type of utility
is the 'porn remover', that can pick up on porn images and video files or other suspicious
items and can simplify the removal of these items. The last category of drive cleaners
comprising disk 'washing' software which can overwrite with 1s and 0s, random data
from anywhere on the disk such that it may not be found by others.
Before cleaning a hard drive you should consider the available options; one option
is to go through all files and select the ones to remove, or there is software automation.
If you manually clean the drive, this involves going through the folders then coming
up with a list of which items can be erased safely, and removing them on a per item
basis. This is less risky than running a cleanup program but if there are many files
and folders this can take time and energy. There are also automated programs that
make use of system dates such as the file accessed date, and use this information
to build a list of the files that are then used to clean up the drive with no user
intervention. Also remember that these software tools can do more; many can also clean up
free drive space, detect and remove pornography, find unlicensed software installed
on the computer, and find out how to recover disk space.