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Are there any good "scrubber" applications for Mac OS X?
I'm looking for something similiar to CyberScrub or WindowWasher for the PC...

I want a program that can scrub Internet files and erase deleted files.

Any help would be great.

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scrub?
in safari>history>clear history

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Thanks for the reply.

I'd still be interested if anyone knows of a tough scrubber program that's good. I was looking at Super Scrubber, but I'm not sure if it's any good. I like CyberScrub on the PC becuase it completely destroys all traces of anything you want it to. It's beyond the Department of Defense grade security. I was hoping there was something like that for the Mac.
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clear history then go into disk utility and erase free space
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OSX Security is some of the best around.. you don't need a "scrubber" b/c your internet history clears at the touch of a button, and I don't think it's recoverable. If you want to be extra sure, Safar-->Reset Safari

Also you can click the apple to clearrecent applications, as well as clear recen files in most any app.
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Thanks for the reply.

I'd still be interested if anyone knows of a tough scrubber program that's good. I was looking at Super Scrubber, but I'm not sure if it's any good. I like CyberScrub on the PC becuase it completely destroys all traces of anything you want it to. It's beyond the Department of Defense grade security. I was hoping there was something like that for the Mac.
Just choose Secure Empty Trash.
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Just choose Secure Empty Trash.
The safari history doesn't go to the trash when you delete it...
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hmmm at that/\/\/\

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Big Mike wants two things: a history cleaner like Window Washer and a secure file removal program like Cyber Scrub.

"Reset Safari" does the first, and Secure Empty Trash does the latter.
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Onyx does what you want. Find it on versiontracker.

http://www.versiontracker.com/macosx/
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Thank you all so much for the replies!

It's amazing how much I keep finding out about OS X !

I'll definately try the clear history and then erase free disk space. That sounds very similar to what CyberScrub and Window Washer does. I also like the idea of "secure empty trash".

Onyx sounds really good... I'm going to download it and give it a go.

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