No ability to automatically sanitize cache on shutdown Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Shoot, I've been using this for months without even realizing it wasn't doing anything! FF11 and later disables the cache when you elect to automatically clear on shutdown. And "AskForSanitize" forces me to choose every time what I want cleaned.
I just want a program that will automatically wipe the cache every time FF is shut down, without me having to do anything. But I do want the cache enabled! Why did Mozilla have to disable the cache completely? Makes no sense.
Maybe "AskForSanitize" can have an option that won't need user input for cache deletion.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Ok, sorry about that last review, it apparently does work correctly provided you go into Tools > Clear Recent History and select all the things that you want cleared with this addon. Whether it "securely" deletes them is as yet unknown to me. The 3-pass DOD algorithm is older but unless you're a spy should be good enough for pretty much everything.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.3.2.1-signed.1-signed).
:( Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Shoot, I want to update what I said in my prior review. Unfortunately it seems that no matter what settings you've got for Firefox's "Clear History" options, by manually "Sanitizing" via the menu button, this addon will delete everything--all your cookies, all your history, all your information completely. I don't want that and can't have that. I need to be able to specify what it deletes and what it doesn't, and apparently when you manually delete it will nuke everything. No bueno.
EDIT: See my next review for an update
Seems good so far Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Nice little utility; the reviewer who complains about it (and all other wipe utilities) not wiping ATA drives or whatever has a specious argument. Windows itself is not very private and poses more threats to security than anything else. And as far as the 3-pass DOD spec wiping algorithm, it's good enough. I don't want to sit there waiting for a 35-pass Gutmann wipe. If you're an international spy and are trying to hide information that would start World War III or something, then yeah this might not be secure enough for you. But for 99.99% of other people this will be good enough. If "Recuva" can't find it, then that's good enough for me.
I'm assuming from the author's post about FF 3.5+ not wiping on application close means that you need to add it to the toolbar and manually wipe when you need to. I don't want to install a util that asks me whether I want to wipe every single time I close FF, because 99 times out of 100 I don't need to wipe anything. But manually is fine too, if a little bit cumbersome.