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What is the best File shredder?

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by JMT74, Jun 3, 2006.

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  1. JMT74

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    I am not sure if this is the right spot for this question but I was just wondering what people thought the best file/recycle bin shredder program is? Thanks.
     
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    If you want DOD quality shredding, you'll probably need to look beyond CCleaner. Perhaps Eraser might do the trick.

    Eraser
     
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    Just as a point of clarification, CCleaner provides the options to securely shred with:

    * 1 pass

    * DOD 5220.22-M (3 Passes)

    * NSA (7 passes)
     
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    I truthfully didn't look at CCleaner, thanks for the correction. :) However, I didn't think it tied into the recycle bin and automatically erased, does it do that?
     
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    JohnWill,

    I stand to be corrected but it is my understanding that as long as the recycle bin is one of the items chosen for cleaning in CCleaner that items in the recyle bin are shredded at the secure deletion level chosen in CCleaner.
     
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    Hi...I have used CCleaner, but I can't find how I can get it to also shred files too!
     
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    Go to Options > Settings > Secure Deletion
     
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    OK...thanks..I just didn't realize that is was a shredder...:)
     
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    Which means, I "think", that the secure deletion is only happening with the files that CCleaner has been allowed to delete. It doesn't affect any in the recycle bin, and it could not be used to securely delete any other files. (such as my top secret Word document, for example).
     
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    If you have Norton System Works and maybe even other software by them like there AV look on the CD.
    I have Norton System Works but on the CD there is "Norton WipeInfo". Plus there are a couple programs to deal with the registry on the CD.
    I have Norton System Works 2001 so things may have changed.

    But it will wipe your drive to DOD quality shredding and you have many options.
     
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    The last thing I'd do to folks here is foist Norton off on them! :D
     
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    Go for Eraser, does a great job, also takes care of file names,
     
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