Evidence Blaster

Evidence Blaster
Developed by: WCCL
Ranked: 7th
Overall rating:
Best price: $22.95
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Stephen
Qualtrough

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Review

Review summary

Good points Evidence Blaster review good points

• Features an easy-to-use interface

• Permanently eliminates sensitive files

• Removes cookies and web browser history

Bad points Evidence Blaster review bad points

• Only compatible with Firefox and Internet Explorer

• Software is dated

• Poor customer support

Our verdict

Evidence Blaster has a basic range of features and is easy to use. It does a reasonable job in removing traces of personal information, but is severely limited in terms of features and is outdated.




Full review

Setup

The software requires very little disk space and minimal system requirements to function. The software is compatible with all Windows operating systems. The installation process is fairly straight forward and only takes a few minutes to complete. Once the software is installed the user can then configure the settings as they desire.

Effectiveness

Evidence Blaster is capable of permanently removing files and folders from your computer. It erases all traces of your browser history, typed URLs, all documents, system cookies and previously deleted files. The software is also capable of deleting history from the majority of Windows applications, including: AOL Instant messenger, Office and Windows Media Player. The user is responsible for selecting which files they would like to shred with a number of options provided as to how the files should be shred. During our tests we found that the software was quick at deleting files and completely removing any traces.

Features

Erase cookies and Browser Cache: This feature clears your browser history from internet browsers including: Internet Explorer, Netscape and Firefox. It also removes browser cache and eliminates system cookies to remove any traces of your personal information.

Clear Documents: This removes any traces of documents you have recently been working on and clears the search functionality so that sensitive information cannot be found.

Scheduler: The software allows the user to create schedules to run scans on at specific times. The schedule is fully customizable and enables the software to automatically shred files at set times.

Ease of use

The product is fairly easy-to-use as it has a user friendly interface that features clearly labeled tabs and easily accessible settings. Since the software has limited features the user interface is uncluttered and neatly organized which makes for easy navigation. Evidence Blaster is ideal for users with limited experience as it is very simple to use and the scans can be initiated with a few clicks.

Help & support

Customers can access a database of frequently asked questions and thorough help files written by professionals on the Evidence Blaster website. The information available through the knowledge base is useful but it may not provide solutions to some problems users may experience. In that case, customers can contact the support staff directly via email. Customer support response time is below average as it can take a while to get a response to any enquiries you may have. Also, there is no live chat support feature or telephone support option so it is difficult to get a response to urgent enquiries.

Overall

Evidence Blaster is decent software that offers a basic range of features. It is easy-to-use and does a good job in removing any traces of sensitive information. Unfortunately it is only compatible with two internet browsers and the software itself is in need of an update so it is difficult to recommend this product.


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Ratings breakdown

Overall
 received a rating of 2 for Overall
Setup
 received a rating of 2 for Setup
Effectiveness
 received a rating of 3 for Effectiveness
Features
 received a rating of 3 for Features
Ease of use
 received a rating of 2 for Ease of use
Help & support
 received a rating of 2 for Help & support