Looking for a program that permanently deletes files

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wicked.ludicrous

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I am just looking for a light, fast, and well-known program that can delete files permanently. Thanks!
 
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If you happen to have Spybot Search and Destroy installed it has a secure shredder built in under tools. Or either of the listed above work great.
 

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There's this other thing called Windows. If you have that, you can just select the file, hold in shift then press delete on your keyboard.
 

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There's this other thing called Windows. If you have that, you can just select the file, hold in shift then press delete on your keyboard.
You may want to read up a bit about how easy it is to recover a file that is only deleted with the normal Windows way. Too permanently and securely delete a file you need 3rd party software. PERIOD!
 

wicked.ludicrous

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There's this other thing called Windows. If you have that, you can just select the file, hold in shift then press delete on your keyboard.

yeah, there's a reason why i'm asking this question here... anyways, i guess i'll go with eraser. thanks for the input!
 

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Alright, so I got Eraser, but what's the difference between Erase and Erase Secure Remove?
Do you mean Eraser Secure Move? Which moves a file and erases the location it was originally in. Eraser just securely deletes a file.
Its all in the help file!!
 
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I also like East-Tec Eraser, courtesy of Computer Active Magazine, but I don't think it's otherwise free to download and use. I used it on my old laptop and was quite impressed with the performance.
 
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