Advanced File Shredder
Advanced File Shredder is another popular shredding
The functionality features are mostly a copy of the Blancco - File Shredder. The primary use is also to pick the files manually and
then to shred them. In addition to that, one can erase the recycle bin, the
temporary internet files and cookies. But still, the program is not capable of
catching and erasing all different kinds of other temporary files. For instance
while I am making this review, the temporary file is being created by
Microsoft office. It can be stored in several paths. When you have tons of
files, will you have patience and time to search for the temporary file clones
of your real file and destroy them. But if you use this program and you are
willing to secure your data, it is what you will have to do, because the
Advanced File Shredder doesn't even have a search feature.
It can use three methods of overwriting (7-pass US Government
standard, cryptographically strong random number key, Gutmann's shredding
method). Also user can choose
the number of passes to overwrite files. Up to 999. I guess that feature is for
some paranoiacs. :)
It's hard to tell more about this program because it is
not packed with plenty of features. Nothing really
advanced either. Advanced file shredder is just a casual program with no
special, in any way unique features. The price of this 'advanced' software is $29.95.
At least you will save 5 cents.