REMOVING TRACES OF ACTIVITY ON THE
COMPUTER AND ON THE INTERNET
User actions on a computer are recorded in the operating system. The following information is saved:
Details of search queries entered by users and websites visited
Information about started applications, as well as opened and saved files
Microsoft Windows event log entries
Other information about user activity
Intruders and unauthorized persons may be able to gain access to private information contained in data on past user
Kaspersky Internet Security includes the Privacy Cleaner Wizard, which cleans up traces of user activity in the operating
To run the Privacy Cleaner Wizard:
1. Open the main application window.
2. Click the Additional Tools button in the lower part of the main window to open the Tools window.
3. In the left part of the Tools window, click the Privacy Protection link to open the Privacy Protection window.
4. In the Privacy Protection window, click the Privacy Cleaner link to run the Privacy Cleaner Wizard.
The Wizard consists of a series of pages (steps), which you can navigate through by clicking the Back and Next buttons.
To close the Wizard after it finishes, click the Finish button. To stop the Wizard at any stage, click the Cancel button.
Let us review the steps of the Wizard in more detail.
Step 1. Starting the Wizard
Make sure that the Search for user activity traces check box is selected. Click the Next button to start the
Step 2. Activity traces search
This Wizard searches for traces of activity on your computer. The search may take a while. When the search is
complete, the Wizard proceeds automatically to the next step.