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Pocket Killbox, Eraser, Delete Doctor, Ccleaner... - where is the difference?


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#1 Cybbermouse

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:54 AM

1.Where is the difference between these softwares? 
All of them are for deleting data. 

2.Which is the best for me?
I want to have a software that can delete everything and make data irrecoverable. I usually do it with CCleaner (using the wipe free space option). But maybe another software for deleting data can be useful for me.

3.Special properties

Maybe these softwares have concrete destiny. 

4.Which softwares (like these above) can you recommend to me?

 

 



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 26 January 2015 - 07:07 PM

Pocket Killbox seems to have been abandonded by its developers, see -

 

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/pocket_killbox.html

 

Eraser does not support Win 8 / 8.1 but apart from that I know nothing about it -

 

http://eraser.heidi.ie/

 

Delete doctor seems well thought of but requires you to find the files you wish to delete -

 

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/delete_doctor.html

 

If you are use to using Ccleaner and are happy with it I would be inclined to stick with it. It is very good at getting rid of temporary files. I use it myself but have never, so far, used the 'wipe free space' function. Just don't use the 'Registry cleaner' tool built into it. Guidance on BC is that registry cleaners are capable of doing far more harm than good. That is MS's opinion as well !

 

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 05:23 AM

Pocket Killbox seems to have been abandonded by its developers, see -

 

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/pocket_killbox.html

 

Eraser does not support Win 8 / 8.1 but apart from that I know nothing about it -

 

http://eraser.heidi.ie/

 

Delete doctor seems well thought of but requires you to find the files you wish to delete -

 

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/delete_doctor.html

 

If you are use to using Ccleaner and are happy with it I would be inclined to stick with it. It is very good at getting rid of temporary files. I use it myself but have never, so far, used the 'wipe free space' function. Just don't use the 'Registry cleaner' tool built into it. Guidance on BC is that registry cleaners are capable of doing far more harm than good. That is MS's opinion as well !

 

Chris Cosgrove

I used the registry cleaner once fo the CCleaner. It broke me. I had to do a restore. So don't user the registry cleaner. I do agree, it is an excellent tool for cleaning out your junk files.


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