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Shred Agent. Why is it different?

what makes Shred Agent stand out of the crowd

Shred Agent is one of the newest file shredders.

There are so many the file shredders out there. There's just a comparative table of the most popular of them. Market seems to be overflowed with them.

What's file wiping programs are made for? Basically to secure your data from the intruders. See, the normal Windows' and other OS's file deletion is not sufficient.

In special manner, the file shredders, also referred as a wiping software, destroy the files on your system on a hardware level. The basics of various wiping software is the same, but the program's features make one stand out above others.

So, file wiping is useful for confidentiality, because files are not entirely deleted using the operating system's default delete function. Typically, standard delete function consists of marking the space occupied by the file as free and updating file system metadata structures, leaving the actual file contents intact on the physical medium. If the file system continues to be used, eventually this space will be assigned to other files and overwritten. However, if the file system has not been used intensively since the file was deleted, recovery or forensic tools have a good likelihood of retrieving deleted data in part or in whole by accessing the medium at low level.

File wiping with multiple overwrite passes was devised as an attempt to defeat such methods. The Shred Agent is a success in this field.

A decent data wiping software should be able to:

  • Wipe files completely, not just change "1" to "0", but to overwrite the space.

  • Make it unable for both software and hardware recovery tools to restore the erased data.

  • It should not only be able to clean the sensitive files after its installation, but also to wipe those that were deleted by Windows before.

  • Automatically clear the contents of folders that usually contain sensitive data (such as the Web browser cache, cookies, Temporary Internet files, the recent document list, the folder designated for temporary files, etc.)

  • Wipe "Locked" Windows files, including cookies.

  • Purge those clusters that are not currently in use.

  • Erase folders, subfolders and drives.

  • Does work with any hard drive.

  • Support major file systems like FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS and Floppy.

The Shred Agent successfully meets all the requirements listed above and offers even more features in order to protect your sensitive data.

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