R-Wipe & Clean 11.0 Build 1993 for Windows

by R-tools Technology Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (27 votes)

File Details

File Size 5.4 MB
License Shareware, $28.99
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,411
Publisher R-tools Technology Inc.
Homepage R-Wipe & Clean

Publisher's Description

R-Wipe & Clean is a complete solution to wipe useless files and keep your computer privacy. Irretrievably deletes private records of your on- and off-line activities, such as temporary internet files, history, cookies, autocomplete forms and passwords, swap files, recently opened documents list, Explorer MRUs, temporary files, traces from used applications, etc., and frees up your disk space. The utility wipes files and unused disk space using either fast or secure erase algorithms. All files and folders may be combined in wipe lists to erase them in a single procedure. All separate wiping and cleaning tasks can be combined in one or more erasing procedures launched immediately or at predefined times or events as a background task. R-Wipe & Clean includes Popup Blocker and supports all recent versions of Internet Explorer, Mozilla /Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Flock, NETSCAPE, AOL, MSN, Google Chrome, and BT Yahoo browsers as well as the Google and MSN toolbars and removes traces from 300+ third-party applications, including Microsoft Office 2007.

Latest Reviews

asaenz

asaenz reviewed v9.2 Build 1628 on Nov 1, 2011

Tested it on my XP 32 bit system and it worked well but I wouldn't use this program on a 64 bit system ... seen some complaints in the web about people having to reinstall their operating systems. Version I tried was 9.6 and it didn't seem quite ready for 64 yet.

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v8.9 Build 1586 on Oct 21, 2010

Wow, it's such a coincidence that they go months without an update, and then release a new version on the same day every year, and then hope the renewal payments roll in.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v8.5 Build 1509 on Oct 20, 2009

It's not bad enough that this vendor spams you. No, they like doing things like letting you install an update you're not eligible for. The installer won't utter a peep regarding your upgrade eligibility. But when you try running it afterward, you get a nice notice that your license has expired. Decent vendors will notify you during installation.

And by the way, it's a subscription, not a simple upgrade. For example, if your upgrade eligibility expires on December 31, and you don't upgrade until February 1, your new upgrade eligibility period will begin on December 31 where it left off; not on February 1 when you renewed.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v7.5 Build 1292 on Aug 10, 2008

I also fell victim to the R-Tools spammers.

It's a very good utility, though.

YouAreBeneathMe

YouAreBeneathMe reviewed v7.5 Build 1292 on May 6, 2008

Yes, R-Tools does sell email addresses to spammers. I use sneakemail.com and found out the hard way. Fortunately I could easily delete the unique email addy I used with them.

why hello there

why hello there reviewed v7.5 Build 1292 on Mar 16, 2008

Be careful--the R-tools people will sell your email address to spammers. I used a unique email address when I purchased R-Wipe & Clean, and have received (clear, unambiguous) spam multiple times at that very address. I'm not talking about notifications from the vendor; I am talking about the kind of blatant spam we've all become familiar with over the past few years. Again, since I used a unique email address and never used it anywhere else, I am positive that they've done me wrong.

Good utility, unscrupulous vendor.

nefarious1

nefarious1 reviewed v5.1 Build 1169 on Sep 20, 2006

Pros:

* Excellent interface. Very easy to use. This goes for the main interface, as well as the file context menu item(s) and the disk properties tab that are added for convenience.

* Good choice in wiping schemes included (zeroes, psuedorandom, DoD, etc.).

* Lots of wiping rules included by default, including for many third-party applications.

* You can create your own custom wiping tasks, and even use it to remove registry objects (not just file system objects).

Cons:

* Some interface shortcomings, such as if a schedule is running, you can't use the main interface for anything else, until the schedule completes. You can't reorder schedules once they are created (without manually editing the registry, anyway).

* You can't add custom wiping schemes. (Not a major drawback, since the default schemes are effective.)

* Cluster tips of existing files are not wiped when free space is wiped.

* If you try wiping a file that is locked (and therefore cannot be removed), R-Wipe&Clean just silently ignores it. You are not provided any option to wipe (or even simply delete) the file upon reboot. (This sort of prompting should be optional ... BCWipe, for example, forces you to either put up with this type of prompt, or use silent mode, in which you have no interface presented at all. There should be something in between.)

Overall, R-Wipe&Clean is an excellent utility.

Avg. Rating 4.1 (27 votes)
Your Rating
asaenz

asaenz reviewed v9.2 Build 1628 on Nov 1, 2011

Tested it on my XP 32 bit system and it worked well but I wouldn't use this program on a 64 bit system ... seen some complaints in the web about people having to reinstall their operating systems. Version I tried was 9.6 and it didn't seem quite ready for 64 yet.

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v8.9 Build 1586 on Oct 21, 2010

Wow, it's such a coincidence that they go months without an update, and then release a new version on the same day every year, and then hope the renewal payments roll in.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v8.5 Build 1509 on Oct 20, 2009

It's not bad enough that this vendor spams you. No, they like doing things like letting you install an update you're not eligible for. The installer won't utter a peep regarding your upgrade eligibility. But when you try running it afterward, you get a nice notice that your license has expired. Decent vendors will notify you during installation.

And by the way, it's a subscription, not a simple upgrade. For example, if your upgrade eligibility expires on December 31, and you don't upgrade until February 1, your new upgrade eligibility period will begin on December 31 where it left off; not on February 1 when you renewed.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v7.5 Build 1292 on Aug 10, 2008

I also fell victim to the R-Tools spammers.

It's a very good utility, though.

YouAreBeneathMe

YouAreBeneathMe reviewed v7.5 Build 1292 on May 6, 2008

Yes, R-Tools does sell email addresses to spammers. I use sneakemail.com and found out the hard way. Fortunately I could easily delete the unique email addy I used with them.

why hello there

why hello there reviewed v7.5 Build 1292 on Mar 16, 2008

Be careful--the R-tools people will sell your email address to spammers. I used a unique email address when I purchased R-Wipe & Clean, and have received (clear, unambiguous) spam multiple times at that very address. I'm not talking about notifications from the vendor; I am talking about the kind of blatant spam we've all become familiar with over the past few years. Again, since I used a unique email address and never used it anywhere else, I am positive that they've done me wrong.

Good utility, unscrupulous vendor.

nefarious1

nefarious1 reviewed v5.1 Build 1169 on Sep 20, 2006

Pros:

* Excellent interface. Very easy to use. This goes for the main interface, as well as the file context menu item(s) and the disk properties tab that are added for convenience.

* Good choice in wiping schemes included (zeroes, psuedorandom, DoD, etc.).

* Lots of wiping rules included by default, including for many third-party applications.

* You can create your own custom wiping tasks, and even use it to remove registry objects (not just file system objects).

Cons:

* Some interface shortcomings, such as if a schedule is running, you can't use the main interface for anything else, until the schedule completes. You can't reorder schedules once they are created (without manually editing the registry, anyway).

* You can't add custom wiping schemes. (Not a major drawback, since the default schemes are effective.)

* Cluster tips of existing files are not wiped when free space is wiped.

* If you try wiping a file that is locked (and therefore cannot be removed), R-Wipe&Clean just silently ignores it. You are not provided any option to wipe (or even simply delete) the file upon reboot. (This sort of prompting should be optional ... BCWipe, for example, forces you to either put up with this type of prompt, or use silent mode, in which you have no interface presented at all. There should be something in between.)

Overall, R-Wipe&Clean is an excellent utility.

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