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When you create a document having .Doc extension by using Microsoft  Office, without knowing  you also create a small database containing your private information. As a matter of fact, along with ANY Word document the following information are also saved: Comments, Keywords, Subjects, your name and initials, your computer name, your hard disk name,  previous author’s name etc. Useless to say, this information could be easily used by malicious people against you. If you are concerned about this, here is a nice, freeware application which, in a couple of steps, scrubs your Words documents removing potentially embarrassing data.

Doc Scrubber is a free software from Javacoolsoftware able to scan and  delete sensitive info regarding you! Here is a list of what it is able to scrub:

  • Delete Subject.
  • Delete keywords
  • Delete comments.
  • Delete hidden revision log.
  • Delete unique identifier.
  • Delete last edited by.
  • etc.

Doc Scrubber is compatible with Word 97, 2000, and XP documents. If you want to know more about it, or if you want to download it, visit the official website.

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3 Comments to “How to remove sensitive information from your documents (.Doc)”

  1. William Says:

    Thanks just downloaded it, gonna give it a try out later.



  2. Web Talk Says:

    It works on Windows 98, ME, NT 4, 2000, XP, Vista and later. So yes, it should work on your Vista!

  3. William Says:

    Just one question will it work with A Vista Ultimate 32bit OS

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