Washing Machine 2 scrubs browser leftovers

Have you ever worried what could be learned about your Internet habits just by taking a look at the information that your browser leaves on your hard drive?

Luckily, you won't have to, thanks to Intego's Washing Machine 2. The newly-updated application that scrubs your disk clean of any leftovers—compromising or not—that could potentially give away what you're doing when you're lost among the Internet tubes.

According to a press release by Intego, Washing Machine 2 is capable of cleaning up five different types of items: bookmarks, caches, cookies, download histories, and browsing histories. It is compatible with most Web browsers and other Internet-connected applications (like QuickTime), and even supports the selective deletion of data based on whitelists that you define.

Even if paranoia is not your bag of beans, Washing Machine can still be of use—all that information sits on your hard drive, eating precious space that could otherwise be put to productive use and slowing down your backups.

Washing Machine 2 is compatible with OS X 10.5 and 10.6 and is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish for $20 from the Intego website.

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