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#1 Hellrazor

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 08:55 AM

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 09:44 AM

^ Spybot S&D has a secure shredder .
you can use it . And there are many
freewares for this shredding purpose ...
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 09:56 AM

I use Eraser.
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:00 AM

Eraser is my choice, as well.
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I should add that you can choose to overwrite a file or section of your hard drive up to 36 times with random data. For all practical purposes, this makes it almost impossible to retrieve or to restore.
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:12 AM

Thanks!
Do you know anythin' about Shred Agent? One guy told me that it's better than Eraser and some other (don't remember difficult names)... Maybe somebody is using it?

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 10:29 AM

^ why go for a shareware ; best freewares
are available for this file shredding purpose ...
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:25 PM

I don't know. Sometimes sharewares costs not too much, but are more useful...

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 04:38 PM

Secure shredding of files is very chancy. If the bad guys have a better program, they'll be able to recover the data.

The best method that I've found is to keep the hard drive. A new drive doesn't cost all that much, and it's worth the peace of mind that it offers.
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 05:06 PM

I also use "Eraser" as it is suitable for the average person's needs.

Unless one has very sensitive information on the HD as a Doctor, Lawyer, or ? might have, Eraser will adequately fill your needs.

BTW - a tech friend of mine uses an acetylene torch to melt those HD's of persons that are really concerned with complete destruction. He gives them the melted blob of metal and plastic back as a paper weight.
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Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:25 AM

Add teachers, school administrators, and researchers in many different fields. Also people in the financial field. There is a lot of personal and sensitive information gathered in many kinds of research and by teachers and administrators. If that information is recoverable and subsequently recovered, teachers etc. can get in a LOT of trouble. I really don't like the idea of melting the computer every time I have to get rid of sensitive information. Also, What if a computer hacker gets on my computer? What if some infection gets on it that hacks into it? I don't like to take that chance, so I personally use a program by Cyberscrub to get rid of that stuff. Downside, it ain't free. Upside, you don't have to keep renewing the license. There are other programs. Investigate the various programs, read reviews by reputable publications, and go with what you feel comfortable with and that you need for security and legal reasons.

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