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#1 joaol


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:52 AM

Hi! I was looking for a data shredder application that can completely remove a file from my hard drive, this file is VERY important and I want no traces of it on my computer, but I also don't want to format my PC.
I was looking and found this application https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/hxd-hex-editor/ that lists "File shredder for safe file deletion" under "File tools". Is this application recommended here or can just anyone upload any application on this site?
I really don't want to catch a virus when I'm trying to avoid one.
Also, I notice people here post with status like "BC Advisor" and "Moderator", are these people trustworthy?
Thank you very much.

Edited by hamluis, 20 August 2017 - 09:12 AM.
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#2 rotor123


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Posted 20 August 2017 - 08:29 AM


Not that easy to get a program on that list.

A program has to be tested and approved to be in that list. As an example Malwarebytes products are there and work Well. I have the lifetime version of their paid product and use it alongside Norton Internet Security.


Those members You are asking about are users that have demonstrated that they give good advice, are trustworthy and have passed the test of time as well as being helpful.


I hope this helps


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#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 06:15 PM

First of all - welcome to BC !


Advisors are members of staff who have over time demonstrated technical knowledge in those sections where each one operates. In general they are also capable of giving clear instructions on how to resolve problems. However there are members whose technical knowledge is as good as anyone's but who choose not to take on this status.


Moderators are staff members whose primary job is keeping the site run to its best advantage. This means things like moving topics to more appropriate sections, removing spam posts and occasionally givng reminders to members about keeping topics on subject, that sort of thing. Moderators tend to have been members for at least several years, are regarded as being clear in their communication skills and while most are at least reasonably knowledgeable about computers a high level of expertise is not required.


Any member of BC is entitled to post replies in any section of BC except for the 'Virus, trojans and other logs' section, this section is restricted to members with specialist training.


After you have been here a while you will soon realise who are the members whose advice you can take to the bank and those whose advice has you thinking 'Umm . . .maybe!'. At the end of the day it is your decision whose advice you follow and, as it says in the first paragraph of the Forum Rules, this is done at your risk.


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