Robert Bourguignon
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rpjb commented on 16 Apr 2012
I'm dying to test and try this new software but I feel a demo version should be available, even if lasts only two days... Can't it be bought elsewhere than at the Aplle store which has its own logics ???

That being said, we desperately need this type of software to protect ourselves from those who spy on us... bravo Nick !
[Version 1.1]


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rpjb replied on 18 Apr 2012
Tested it on 17 April and wrote a review in French (for those who understand :

http://www.securimed.eu/fr/archives/524

It seems the user doesn't "see" what he is actually deleting, I mean which specific cookie, which specific database, which specific LSO... at least I coudn't see that. Also means you don't "see" who planted all this spyware on your browser/hard disk... which is quite frustrating... and you can't select those specific cookies - even tracking cookies - you want to keep and protect... or am I mistaken ?

An awkward feature is that you've got to quit the browser(s) in order to be able to operate the software, which you don't have to do in Cookies (SweetP Productions, Russell Gray).

On the positive side, the appearance is more elaborate than Cookies' with even some sound (useless)... and it seems to remove more items than Cookies does (caches, histories...), which is a good thing.

The ideal software would be a blend of Cookies and Privacyscan, but I think Cookies has more potential and is basically a more clever program even if it lacks some luster as a matter of looks and "communication"...

I would stick with Cookies... but for 9.99 USD (7.99 EUR) why not have some fun ?
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rpjb replied on 20 Apr 2012
Nick - the developer - wrote me this :

Cleaning simply deletes the file from the system, shredding overwrites the file with 1, 7, or 35 passes of random data, as specified in the PrivacyScan Preferences when Secure Shredding is selected for the Threat Removal Settings. With specialized software, files that are simply deleted from the system (and not overwritten) can later be recovered in some cases. Secure Shredding overwrites the file with random data to limit the potential to recover the file data at a later time. Shredding takes longer that simply deleting the file, which can increase the amount of time it takes for PrivacyScan to eliminate detected privacy threats.

There could be many different reasons why PrivacyScan was unable to delete the Firefox Cache. Were you running Firefox while PrivacyScan was cleaning? Try quitting Firefox, opening your Utilities folder and running Disk Utility to Repair Permissions on your Hard Drive, and then restarting your computer once Repair Permissions is complete. Then, run PrivacyScan right away before running any other programs or browsers. If you still encounter problems cleaning the Firefox Cache file, let us know and we can investigate further.

PrivacyScan alerts you to the apps that are running, which you can then locate by clicking the magnifying glass icon. Shutting down a program from within the application itself is the best way to ensure it shuts down properly, and doesn’t cause problems. If you quit your web browsers before running PrivacyScan, you will not see the alert.

I’m not familiar with the Cookies program, so I’m not in the position to make a comparison.

PrivacyScan does not currently offer an option to specify individual cookies to keep or remove. All cookies are removed when they are selected for cleaning with PrivacyScan. Browser cookies are not selected for cleaning by default, and a warning is displayed before cleaning cookies alerting a user that all cookies will be removed.
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rpjb commented on 10 Apr 2012
I purchased this product thinking it would help me fill out British inheritance pdf tax forms... well it doesn't do the job : some fields simply cannot be completed and a title selection MR/MRS/MISS/MS on the pdf seems to block the whole page !

I guess I'll have to buy the costly ADOBE ACROBAT PRO software in order to be able to fill out these forms.

I wrote to the developer, SMILE, and joined the British pdfs.

I hope SMILE will reimburse me as they promise on their website, because I lost a whole lot of time trying to get their software to work plus paid 119.95 USD.

Very disappointing !
[Version 5.7.2]


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rpjb replied on 13 Apr 2012
Smile refunded me rapidly and promised to settle the issue of interactive (or should I say "dynamic") PDFs. I think solving this problem could give Smile an advance over its competitors, because obviously, interactive forms requiring to be completed electronically are the FUTURE !
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rpjb commented on 10 Apr 2012
I purchased this product thinking it would help me fill out British inheritance tax pdf forms... well it doesn't work : some fields cannot be completed and a title selection MR/MRS/MISS/MS on the pdf seems to block the whole page !

I guess I'll have to buy the costly ADOBE ACROBAT PRO software in order to be able to fill out these forms.

I hope SMILE will refund me as they promise on their website, because I lost a whole lot of time trying to get their software to work plus paid 119.95 USD.

Disappointing !
[Version 5.7.2]



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rpjb reviewed on 07 Oct 2011
This is THE program I had been waiting for... it still seems a bit "unstable" and Russels still has some work on it to do, nut DEFINETELY this is THE ONE.

Very very clever program !!!

By "unstable" I don't mean the program quits or anything the like, simply the fact that you get the impression of driving a Ferrari-prototype instead of a Mercedez-Benz.

Bravo Russel and I wrote several articles about this program on my company's website in French and Duch www.securimed.eu
[Version 2.1.1]



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