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Wipe Free Space

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Marlo, Jan 22, 2002.

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  1. Marlo

    Marlo Thread Starter

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    About a year ago, when discussing privacy issues, someone on this forum recommended BC Wipe as a good utility to wipe free space on the computer.

    That was my work computer and now I have a new one at home with W2K OS.

    Do you still recommend BC Wipe or is there something better around?

    You also recommended Spider - to delete stuff in index.dat files. Do you know if spider works on W2K?

    Thank you for your time.

    Marlo
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    BCWipe is still a good product, as its free and small. The 7 dod is the best wipe, but of course the highest is 100 wipes. Takes too long, though :p

    Now, I don't think The Spider is any good in 2000, as I have have it and tried to Install it, but it didn't. I can doublecheck when I get home.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. esdxc37

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    you can also use kremlin which does the same as bc wipe but is free unless you want all the features
     
  4. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Ah Ha

    It does work in 2000. It was set to WINNT. Of course, if you install 2000, you get Local Settings, which for me aren't in that directory. Its running now.

    Just after you install it, before you run it using the Start Search, go to Options and click Complete HardDrive.

    I'll remove those later tonight.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  5. Marlo

    Marlo Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the input. I'll have to check out BC wipe agian. I didn't know they had a free version. I paid $35 for the one I have at work.

    Thanks again
     
  6. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    No, its not free, but from the last time I used it, I didn't bother registering. It still works. I'll check it out with the latest one

    eddie
     
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