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This is the primary way to set a secret burning task. You may select one of predefined secret burning levels (or sets of computer cleaning options) that most suites your needs. If you need your own option set, you may specify a manual task.

To set a computer cleaning level,

1Go to the Manual task section on the left pane, click the slider and select the required secret burning level.

5 secret burning levels are available.

Burning level

Content to clean

Freeing disk space

This computer cleaning level simply frees disk space rather than provides any privacy protection. Fastest.

Only internet and system temporary files will be deleted, not wiped. They can be recovered using file recovery software.

Casual snooping

This computer cleaning level protects your data against a casual snooper, but cannot withstand against a professional investigator. Fast.

The following items will be deleted, not wiped, and they can be recovered using file recovery software.

Free disk space: Will not be wiped.

Internet activity:  Entered site addresses, History, Temporary Internet Files.

System Cleaning: Clipboard Content, Invalid Desktop Shortcuts, Recently Opened files, Recent Documents, User's Temporary Files, System Temporary Files.

Application Plugins: Traces from most popular programs.

Wipe List: Will not be wiped.

Advanced snooping

This computer cleaning level protects your data against a snooper who thoroughly browses your computer, but cannot withstand against a professional investigator. Relatively fast.

The following items will be deleted, not wiped, and they can be recovered using file recovery software.

Free disk space: Will not be wiped.

Internet activity:  All items.

System Cleaning: Clipboard Content, Invalid Desktop Shortcuts, Lists of Taskbar/Start menu files, MFU Registry Traces, Recently Opened files, Recent Documents, Run History, User's Temporary Files, System Temporary Files, Thumbnail Cache.

Application Plugins: Traces from most popular programs.

Wipe List: Will not be wiped.

Advanced inspection

This computer cleaning level protects your data against a professional investigator, but still some information may remain. May be slow.

The following items will be wiped to prevent them from recovery using file recovery software.

Free disk space: Will not be wiped.

Internet activity:  All items.

System Cleaning: Icon Cache, Clipboard Content, Invalid Desktop Shortcuts, Lists of Taskbar/Start menu files, MFU Registry Traces, Recently Opened files, Recent Documents, Recycle Bin, Run History, User's Temporary Files, System Temporary Files, Thumbnail Cache.

Application Plugins: Traces from popular programs.

Wipe List: Will be wiped.

Forensic investigation

This computer cleaning level does everything possible to protect your data against a professional investigator with advanced forensic tools. Very slow.

The following items will be wiped to prevent them from recovery using file recovery software.

Free disk space: Will be wiped on all disks.

Internet activity:  All items.

System Cleaning: All items.

Application Plugins: Traces from all supported programs.

Wipe List: Will be wiped.

You may see more information about content items on the Items to Clean help page.

2Click the Start button and select OK on the Warning message
>SecretBurner will start cleaning your computer