How to launch Privacy Cleaner Wizard in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011?



Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011


How to launch Privacy Cleaner Wizard in Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011?

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2012 Jan 23 ID: 4221

Applies to Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 includes the Privacy Cleaner Wizard. The wizard allows deleting sources of information about the user's activity which may contain confidential data.

In order to launch the Privacy Cleaner Wizard, perform the following actions:

  1. open the main application window
  2. in the left part of the main application window, go to the Tools tab
  3. in the right part of the main application window, click the Privacy Cleaner button
  4. in the wizard's welcome window, select the required action:
    • Perform user's activity traces diagnostics
    • Roll back changes (the option becomes available in case if the wizard was already used to delete information about the user's activity)
  5. click the Next button to go to the next step
  6. wait until the process is completed
  7. select the required information about the user's actions to delete. The list contains three sections:
    • Additional actions (the least dangerous)
    • Recommended actions (potentially dangerous)
    • Strongly recommended actions (dangerous)
  8. to start the process, click the Next button
  9. wait until the process of deleting is completed
  10. InformationIn order to delete some files, the wizard will suggest that you restart the system.


  11. in the Activity traces cleaned successfully window, you can specify the mode that the wizard will be started automatically every time on Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 exit. To do so, check the box Clean activity traces every time on Kaspersky  Anti-Virus exit
  12. to finish the wizard's work, click the Finish button.

Repeated launch of the Privacy Cleaner Wizard may detect activity traces which were not cleaned up by the previous launch of the wizard. Information about a user's activity in the system is constantly accumulated. The launch of any file, or the opening of any document will be logged. Some files, for example the Microsoft Windows log file, may be in use by the system while the wizard is attempting to delete them. In order to delete these files the wizard will suggest that you restart the system. However, during the restart these files may be re-created and detected again as activity traces.

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