use file shredder? Why wipe files?
some facts about file deletion in Windows (R) operation system:
Any deleted file can be recovered; Any one can recover files that
were deleted a long time ago;
Pressing Delete + Shift doesn't help; Files deleted with
"Delete + Shift" can still be recovered;
Empting Recycle Bin doesn't help; After you empty your Recycle Bin
files can still be recovered;
obvious now that we should look for some ways to protect our files against
recovering. We call it to "wipe" or to "shred" file.
There is a class of utilities that wipe files, called File Shredder or File
Why need to
wipe files? Find 3-top reasons:
1. To prevent information leakage;
2. To protect your data from possible intruders;
3. To protect your privacy;
Now, it's clear
that our goal is privacy. What we can do to achieve our goals?
1. Wipe files. We can run a file shredder utility to replace
deletion with wiping;
2. Wipe free space. We can wipe all previously deleted files;
3. Secure browser. We can clear cookies, IE cache, history and
let's discuss the efficiency of these methods.
You can secure
your browser with some popular tools, such as ours QuickWiper.
But remember, that browser itself creates a lot of files, let's call
them temporary files, that we even don't know about;
You can wipe
free space, but about 10% of space right now may not be accessible.
For instance, cached files will still contain valuable
We could wipe
single files. That is great, but we cannot wipe all files. For
instance, it's impossible to wipe manually temporary files created by MS
So what the
solution is? We have created a Shred Agent tool. This is a
hardware-level file shredder that works in background mode. This means that
it will wipe all files, including temporary files, cached files without even
taking any user time. You can try it yourself,
it's free to try.
You can use it
together with any other file shredder or personal security utility. We are
glad to suggest competitive update pricing that is available on ordering
page. Also, consider checking your file shredder with our security tool checklist.