Winkeeper is a nice set of privacy and security tools that help to keep system clean and protect sensitive user information. It also includes an anti-spyware module.
The program performs quite fast scans. Apparently it doesn’t examine objects thoroughly, but searches only for known files, cookies, registry entries and running processes. Such technique allows to find and remove some spyware, but lots of new and unknown parasites will not be detected. It is the most negative side of this software. Spyware definitions database is updated on a regular basis.
Winkeeper offers useful security tools. Startup Inspector helps to organize system startup list, add or remove certain programs. Power Task Manager is a wise replacement of standard Windows Task Manager. Windows Manager utility provides extended control of opened windows. BHO Cleaner and IE Protector allow to remove unwanted web browser plug-ins and objects, configure Microsoft Internet Explorer and prevent browser hijacks.
The application includes easy-to-use privacy tools. Folder Guard and EXE Password protect user information and installed programs, Track Washer erases Internet and software tracks, IE Privacy Manager and IE Password Manager are responsible for keeping web browser as secure as possible, Super Shredder unrecoverably deletes user selected files and folders.
Winkeeper is a complex application. However, its skinnable interface is simple and attractive. The program is translated into 9 languages.
Trial version is available. It expires after 15 days.
The official domain is winkeeper.net. Purchases are made via reputable services using secure connection.