Erase Your Files Permanently With Secure Wipe

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Deleted data is recoverable even after it is removed from the Recycle Bin. Many data recovery software, in fact are designed to recover such data. This poses a potential threat to any confidential information being recovered by a malicious source. For example, you may wish to permanently remove all trace of confidential information before selling your PC or lending it to someone temporarily. Secure Wipe is an application that permanently deletes data from a specified directory or file. It is quite similar to the previously reviewed Moo0 Anti-Recover, however, it provides choosing file deletion parameters unlike the latter.

To delete data, select a file or folder to delete data from and click Erase.

Secure Wipe

This will instantly delete the selected data from the specified location.

Erase

You can also configure advanced settings from the Settings tab. From here, memory usage can be restrained (useful for systems with less RAM), sub folder deletion can be activated, file erasing parameters can be defined and silent mode can be enabled to allow Secure Wipe to run in the backdrop. You can choose to delete files using Pseudorandom – 1 Pass, RCMP – 3 Pass, Gutman 35- Pass US DoD E – 3 Pass,etc and define the number of passes per file.

Settings

Portable version of Secure Wipe is also available. It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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  • fdgfds

    CCleaner is the better choice.

    • CCleaner is a software for an entirely different purpose, kindly read the whole post to understand the dynamics.

  • Nikra

    Farshad, please excuse me, but CCleaner now includes both secure file deletion (1-35 passes) as well as a drive wipe function. I like your blog very much.

    • Looks like Ccleaner might be offering some new perks but in the community of IT professionals, it is not held in the highest esteem, it often leaves behind files from many temporary file directories. Here is an example (see the comments section): http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/delete-log-files-from-windows-directory-using-command-prompt/
      Plus when I tried Ccleaner recently, it did not remove Preftech files (from the Windows directory) and even the temp folder (users directory) from the C drive.
      Which makes me wonder if it can deliver the goods for an extra features as it hardly does what it claims. Anyways, glad you like our blog and hope we can keep providing you with reviews that can be helpful.
      Take care

  • ipbozo

    so what is a better alternative to ccleaner?

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