Internet Cleanup tackles pop-up adds, spyware, more

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Aladdin Systems Inc. has released Internet Cleanup 1.0, a Mac tool designed to block pop-up ads, banner ads, and detect the presence of spyware on your computer.

The US$29.99 application removes Internet "cookies," history files and Internet clutter that can be traced and can delete files and folders. Internet Cleanup works with all popular Mac Internet browsers, including Apple's Safari. Internet Cleanup is compatible with Mac OS X (10.1.5 and higher) and Mac OS 9.1 and greater.

The application's NetBlockade Stop shuts down pop-up and banner ads. Purportedly, it's "smart" enough not to interfere with secure transactions. The SpyAlert Detect feature can find spyware -- which tracks which keys are pressed and captures screen shots to see what applications are being used, what files are being modified or created, and what Web pages are being viewed. When SpyAlert finds evidence of spyware, you're offered the option to delete or save it.

Cookie Tosser can be used to delete cookies, view cookie details, hide or exclude cookies from accidental deletion and tag cookies for automatic deletion. Web Cache Files Remover can locate and remove all the cache files stored by your browsers. Summary results, including the amount of disk space used by cache files, are displayed in the main search window.

Internet Cleanup lets you locate and remove all the history files your browsers have created; you can also view the amount of disk space used by these files. SecureDelete can be used to permanently deletes files.

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