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Hard drive wiper

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by gladio77, Jul 23, 2006.

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  1. gladio77

    gladio77 Thread Starter

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    Dear Security:

    This is my first post in the Security Forum. I am trashing an old computer. But first I plan on physically destroying my hard disk whether by hammer, grinder at a tech dump, melting in a furnace (anyone know of one hot enough to melt a hard drive or using heavy gauge sandpaper. Not sure what physical method-or methods-to use. And I'm not sure degaussing will work.

    I'm not sure what a hard disk looks like or exactly where it is on my tower. I read that if you are going to use a sledgehammer, you should place the disk in a bag first. How many layers are there in a disk?

    But before I do any of these hostile things, I was planning to use a disk wiper. What's the best one on the market-even if it costs me a few pennies? I read that Active Professional KillDisk bypasses BIOS, so it might be best. But I need your advice.

    And by the way, PC World writes that Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows 98. I read that about a month ago. Old news by now, right?

    gladio77
     
  2. khazars

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    you should post this in the hardware forum for a better response!
     
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