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Solved: Erasing sensitive information

Discussion in 'General Security' started by TheAussie, Jan 25, 2011.

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  1. TheAussie

    TheAussie Account Closed Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone,

    Does anyone know a good secure file deletion software?

    I have used CCleaner for ages, however - will this do the job?

    I also have heard about Eraser and File Shredder. What's everyone's opinions?

    I had a look for a thread like this, but only one I could find was back in 2007.

    Thanks.
     
  2. valis

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    depends on what you are wanting to do. for my home and work rigs that are still operational, I use ATF, similar to CCleaner but without the registry 'optimizer', as I've had to fix way too many computers that CCleaners registry optimizer broke.

    Once the machine is done, or time to be donated, I use DBAN to wipe the hard drive completely. Work computers require that the hd's be shredded, but that's some rather sensitive info on there.

    for just regular file deletion on a home rig, ccleaner or atf should be fine.
     
  3. TheAussie

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    Thanks!
     
  4. valis

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    de nada........glad to help. :)
     
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