Archive for the ‘Privacy Mantra’ Category

Privacy Mantra now cleans OpenOffice

Monday, September 20th, 2010

I just did a small Privacy Mantra database update to include OpenOffice crash logs. I’ll probably look intro including Most Recent Used lists in the future.

Privacy Mantra now cleans VideoLAN VLC cache

Monday, September 13th, 2010

First I want to say that I really like VLC player – it is by far the best player I’ve tried. If you are using Windows Media Player to watch movies – try VLC player and you will probably not want to use wmp any longer.

I’ve updated the Privacy Mantra database to clean the VLC cache. VLC stored a list of recent watched dvds in a directory called dvdcss, on Vista this list was located here: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\dvdcss

By the way, I never understood if there was some meaning to the VLC player icon? A traffic cone? Am I just being slow or does it have a metaphorical meaning related to playing video or audio? But then again, the privacy mantra icon is not very easy to understand – but yes there is a link between it and “Privacy Mantra”.

Privacy Mantra 3.00 out now

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Privacy Mantra 3.00 is out now, some new key features include

– Analysis of locations before they are removed
– 64-bit support
– Whitelist any entry – cookies, files, registry entries
– Automatic database updates
– Bunch of bug fixes
– Can be run from command line and hence time scheduled

Privacy Mantra now cleans Google Chrome

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

I’ve just updated the database to clean Google Chrome. Let me know if you experience any problems.

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Privacy Mantra 3.00 will include Karma Edition free

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

I tried to fish donations by offering a Privacy Mantra Karma Edition that included some extra features (cookie manager and time schedule options) to anyone who donated. This did increase donations but the number of donations I get is so low they are not even covering the time it take to maintain two versions.

So I am happy to announce that I have decided to remove Privacy Mantra Karma Edition and include the features in the standard edition.

Here is a new screenshot of the analyze dialog:

As you can see I’ve added a ‘size’ column to reveal how much space each item takes.

Privacy Mantra 3.00 goes 64-bit

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

I am currently installing Windows 7 x64 on WMWare to test compatability with Privacy Mantra – if everything runs smoothly the new version will probably be ready during the next weekend.

With the new version I am also encouraging users to share their own plugins, the sharing infrastructure is primitive but it grows popular I will create a proper structure.

Privacy Mantra 3.00 sneak peek

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Here is a screenshot of 3.00 shaping up, you can see the screen that shows found tracks, waiting for the user to clean the selected ones.

It’s also possible to whitelist items by clicking on the checkbox – Privacy Mantra will remember this.

Right now I am considering how to make the database more open, it would be jolly cool if users could contribute easier with their own custom plugins. I did try this a couple of years ago, but I didn’t have a good structure community structure.

Let me know if you have any ideas or requests for 3.00.

Working on Privacy Mantra 3.0

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

I am currently working on Privacy Mantra 3.0. Here are some of the new features:

– Analyzes locations and presents the results before the clean is conducted
– Automatic database updates
– A general white list to permanently keep items from getting cleaned
– A bunch of bug fixes