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Review of popular file shredders

Introduction

We constantly get the user's feedback with questions concerning the usage of the background file wiping feature of our Shred Agent, asking whenever it is reasonable or not, and whenever analogous programs have this feature or not. That is why AKS-Labs has asked the independent software expert Alex Tazhed to review and compare eleven most popular shredders, including the Shred Agent itself. This expert has his business software reviews placed at www.download.com resource as well as in some others respectable software portals.  AKS-Labs team.

The review of top ten shredders

Are you concerned about your privacy? Would you like to prevent your personal data leakage? Shouldn’t annoying intruders be stopped? If your answer is yes, then you should consider using a file shredder (also referred as a wiping software), a program that permanently deletes any files from your system. We have reviewed some utilities, but first, let's answer the question: what is absolute, perfect file shredder?

 

Comparative table of popular file shredders

Program Features, Functionality Support Innovativeness Users' feedback* Price** Total

Super Shredder  (more)

AbsoluteShield File Shredder (more)
Blancco - File Shredder (more)
Advanced File Shredder (more)
File Shredder Deluxe (more)
PC Purify (more)
Privacy Shredder (more)
TZ Data Shredder (more)
PC Power Shredder (more)
Mutilate File Wiper (more)
Shred Agent (more)

*the more positive feedback is, the higher the rating is

**the highest has lowest rating

‘I can delete files and then empty the recycle bin’, some might say. Before my personal information was stolen I thought the same way. See, Windows itself doesn’t delete files no matter how hard you try. After such files “deleting” they are still kept on your hard-drive.

The solution is a file shredder. File shredder is a program that can completely destroy the files by using special techniques. Today’s software market is overflowed with such file shredders. Large amount of offerings makes it hard to pick a right program that would perfectly combine product features and price. This article is to guide you throughout the way of choosing the software that is perfect for your needs.
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