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Privacy software

If you’re concerned about what people might find on your computer, then privacy software will give you peace of mind. It lets you erase your online activity and web browsing history and permanently delete files and other sensitive information – keeping your private things private.

Privacy software comparison chart for 2021

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KeepItPrivate Internet Privacy Professional
Excellent
Five stars means excellent
Very good
Four stars means very good
Good
Three stars means good
Average
Two stars means average /
Poor
One star means poor
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Ratings
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Overall
iolo privacy guardian has a rating of five  overall cyberscrub privacy suite has a rating of five  overall steganos privacy suite 21 has a rating of three  overall lavasoft privacy toolbox has a rating of four  overall keepitprivate internet privacy professional has a rating of four  overall
Setup
iolo privacy guardian has a rating of four for setup cyberscrub privacy suite has a rating of five for setup steganos privacy suite 21 has a rating of three for setup lavasoft privacy toolbox has a rating of three for setup keepitprivate internet privacy professional has a rating of four for setup
Internet cleaning
iolo privacy guardian has a rating of four for internet cleaning cyberscrub privacy suite has a rating of five for internet cleaning steganos privacy suite 21 has a rating of three for internet cleaning lavasoft privacy toolbox has a rating of three for internet cleaning keepitprivate internet privacy professional has a rating of four for internet cleaning
PC cleaning
iolo privacy guardian has a rating of four for pc cleaning cyberscrub privacy suite has a rating of five for pc cleaning steganos privacy suite 21 has a rating of four for pc cleaning lavasoft privacy toolbox has a rating of four for pc cleaning keepitprivate internet privacy professional has a rating of three for pc cleaning
Safety
iolo privacy guardian has a rating of four for safety cyberscrub privacy suite has a rating of five for safety steganos privacy suite 21 has a rating of four for safety lavasoft privacy toolbox has a rating of four for safety keepitprivate internet privacy professional has a rating of four for safety
Features
iolo privacy guardian has a rating of four for features cyberscrub privacy suite has a rating of four for features steganos privacy suite 21 has a rating of three for features lavasoft privacy toolbox has a rating of three for features keepitprivate internet privacy professional has a rating of four for features
Ease of use
iolo privacy guardian has a rating of four for ease of use cyberscrub privacy suite has a rating of five for ease of use steganos privacy suite 21 has a rating of four for ease of use lavasoft privacy toolbox has a rating of four for ease of use keepitprivate internet privacy professional has a rating of three for ease of use
Help & support
iolo privacy guardian has a rating of four for help & support cyberscrub privacy suite has a rating of five for help & support steganos privacy suite 21 has a rating of three for help & support lavasoft privacy toolbox has a rating of four for help & support keepitprivate internet privacy professional has a rating of three for help & support
Cleaning
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PC cleaning
iolo privacy guardian includes pc cleaning cyberscrub privacy suite includes pc cleaning steganos privacy suite 21 includes pc cleaning lavasoft privacy toolbox includes pc cleaning keepitprivate internet privacy professional includes pc cleaning
Browser cleaning
iolo privacy guardian includes browser cleaning cyberscrub privacy suite includes browser cleaning steganos privacy suite 21 includes browser cleaning lavasoft privacy toolbox includes browser cleaning keepitprivate internet privacy professional includes browser cleaning
Email cleaning
iolo privacy guardian does not include email cleaning cyberscrub privacy suite includes email cleaning steganos privacy suite 21 does not include email cleaning lavasoft privacy toolbox does not include email cleaning keepitprivate internet privacy professional includes email cleaning
Instant messenger cleaning
iolo privacy guardian does not include instant messenger cleaning cyberscrub privacy suite includes instant messenger cleaning steganos privacy suite 21 does not include instant messenger cleaning lavasoft privacy toolbox includes instant messenger cleaning keepitprivate internet privacy professional does not include instant messenger cleaning
PC cleaning
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Browser cleaning
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Address bar history
iolo privacy guardian cleans address bar history cyberscrub privacy suite cleans address bar history steganos privacy suite 21 does not clean address bar history lavasoft privacy toolbox cleans address bar history keepitprivate internet privacy professional cleans address bar history
Autocomplete
iolo privacy guardian cleans autocomplete cyberscrub privacy suite cleans autocomplete steganos privacy suite 21 cleans autocomplete lavasoft privacy toolbox cleans autocomplete keepitprivate internet privacy professional cleans autocomplete
Cookies
iolo privacy guardian cleans cookies cyberscrub privacy suite cleans cookies steganos privacy suite 21 cleans cookies lavasoft privacy toolbox cleans cookies keepitprivate internet privacy professional cleans cookies
Downloads
iolo privacy guardian cleans downloads cyberscrub privacy suite cleans downloads steganos privacy suite 21 cleans downloads lavasoft privacy toolbox cleans downloads keepitprivate internet privacy professional cleans downloads
Favorites
iolo privacy guardian does not clean favorites cyberscrub privacy suite cleans favorites steganos privacy suite 21 cleans favorites lavasoft privacy toolbox cleans favorites keepitprivate internet privacy professional cleans favorites
History
iolo privacy guardian cleans history cyberscrub privacy suite cleans history steganos privacy suite 21 cleans history lavasoft privacy toolbox cleans history keepitprivate internet privacy professional cleans history
Index.dat
iolo privacy guardian cleans index.dat cyberscrub privacy suite cleans index.dat steganos privacy suite 21 cleans index.dat lavasoft privacy toolbox cleans index.dat keepitprivate internet privacy professional does not clean index.dat
Temporary internet files
iolo privacy guardian cleans temporary internet files cyberscrub privacy suite cleans temporary internet files steganos privacy suite 21 cleans temporary internet files lavasoft privacy toolbox cleans temporary internet files keepitprivate internet privacy professional cleans temporary internet files
Supported browsers
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Internet Explorer
iolo privacy guardian supports internet explorer cyberscrub privacy suite supports internet explorer steganos privacy suite 21 supports internet explorer lavasoft privacy toolbox supports internet explorer keepitprivate internet privacy professional supports internet explorer
Firefox
iolo privacy guardian supports firefox cyberscrub privacy suite supports firefox steganos privacy suite 21 supports firefox lavasoft privacy toolbox supports firefox keepitprivate internet privacy professional does not support firefox
Safari
iolo privacy guardian supports safari cyberscrub privacy suite supports safari steganos privacy suite 21 supports safari lavasoft privacy toolbox supports safari keepitprivate internet privacy professional does not support safari
Chrome
iolo privacy guardian supports chrome cyberscrub privacy suite does not support chrome steganos privacy suite 21 supports chrome lavasoft privacy toolbox supports chrome keepitprivate internet privacy professional does not support chrome
Opera
iolo privacy guardian supports opera cyberscrub privacy suite supports opera steganos privacy suite 21 supports opera lavasoft privacy toolbox supports opera keepitprivate internet privacy professional does not support opera
Features
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Help & support
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Telephone support
iolo privacy guardian offers telephone support cyberscrub privacy suite offers telephone support steganos privacy suite 21 does not offer telephone support lavasoft privacy toolbox offers telephone support keepitprivate internet privacy professional does not offer telephone support
Email support
iolo privacy guardian offers email support cyberscrub privacy suite offers email support steganos privacy suite 21 offers email support lavasoft privacy toolbox does not offer email support keepitprivate internet privacy professional does not offer email support
Live chat
iolo privacy guardian offers live chat cyberscrub privacy suite does not offer live chat steganos privacy suite 21 offers live chat lavasoft privacy toolbox offers live chat keepitprivate internet privacy professional does not offer live chat
Knowledge base
iolo privacy guardian offers knowledge base cyberscrub privacy suite offers knowledge base steganos privacy suite 21 offers knowledge base lavasoft privacy toolbox offers knowledge base keepitprivate internet privacy professional offers knowledge base
Forums
iolo privacy guardian offers forums cyberscrub privacy suite does not offer forums steganos privacy suite 21 offers forums lavasoft privacy toolbox does not offer forums keepitprivate internet privacy professional does not offer forums
Tutorials
iolo privacy guardian does not offer tutorials cyberscrub privacy suite offers tutorials steganos privacy suite 21 offers tutorials lavasoft privacy toolbox offers tutorials keepitprivate internet privacy professional does not offer tutorials
FAQs
iolo privacy guardian offers faqs cyberscrub privacy suite offers faqs steganos privacy suite 21 offers faqs lavasoft privacy toolbox offers faqs keepitprivate internet privacy professional offers faqs
Operating systems
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Windows 10
iolo privacy guardian  windows 10 cyberscrub privacy suite  windows 10 steganos privacy suite 21  windows 10 lavasoft privacy toolbox  windows 10 keepitprivate internet privacy professional  windows 10
Windows 8
iolo privacy guardian  windows 8 cyberscrub privacy suite  windows 8 steganos privacy suite 21  windows 8 lavasoft privacy toolbox  windows 8 keepitprivate internet privacy professional  windows 8
Windows 7
iolo privacy guardian is compatible with  windows 7 cyberscrub privacy suite is compatible with  windows 7 steganos privacy suite 21 is compatible with  windows 7 lavasoft privacy toolbox is compatible with  windows 7 keepitprivate internet privacy professional is compatible with  windows 7
Windows Vista
iolo privacy guardian is compatible with  windows vista cyberscrub privacy suite is compatible with  windows vista steganos privacy suite 21 is compatible with  windows vista lavasoft privacy toolbox is compatible with  windows vista keepitprivate internet privacy professional is compatible with  windows vista
Windows XP
iolo privacy guardian is compatible with  windows xp cyberscrub privacy suite is compatible with  windows xp steganos privacy suite 21 is compatible with  windows xp lavasoft privacy toolbox is compatible with  windows xp keepitprivate internet privacy professional is compatible with  windows xp

Privacy software explained

Online banking, sending personal messages, chatting to friends … as computers and the internet have become embedded in our lives, we’ve begun using them for more and more private tasks. At the same time, the amount of data stored about when and how we use our computers has increased hugely.

What’s more, modern computers save private information in places where it can be accessed quickly. This can be convenient – for instance, many web browsers store your passwords, so you don’t have to remember them. But it can also be dangerous. What if your passwords fell into the wrong hands?

Take back control of your data

Privacy software helps you take control of your data in order to control your privacy. It does this in two main areas:

  • Internet privacy. Privacy software can eliminate your web browsing history and all traces of websites you’ve visited – as well as any stored usernames, passwords or other details. It can also scan for tracking ‘cookies’ placed on your computer by websites that want to monitor your online behavior, making it easy to remove any you’re not comfortable with.
  • Files and data on your computer. Privacy software can inspect your computer for temporary and system files which contain personal or private information. You might not be able to see all these files yourself, yet they can contain all sorts of data. An automatic scan will create a list of files and potentially private data – then you can choose what to do with them.

Most privacy software also includes a ‘scrubbing’ function, to ensure that anything you delete from your computer is deleted and then overwritten several times – so it can’t later be recovered.

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Rank
iolo Privacy Guardian
CyberScrub Privacy Suite
Steganos Privacy Suite 21
Lavasoft Privacy Toolbox
KeepItPrivate Internet Privacy Professional