Unwanted documents of a confidential nature should be destroyed permanently to avoid any misuse or a ‘leak-out’ whistle-blower scenario. The Windows delete feature does not sufficiently protect data against recovery and instead, and this loophole is being exploited by file recovery utilities to reverse the deletion process. Specialized data recovery techniques can be used to recover information, which may cause embarrassment and compromise of both the right to privacy and security. Super File Shredder quickly shreds files by overwriting random bits, 15 times using advanced algorithms, making recovery literally impossible. With multi-language support, features like virtual Recycle bin-like shell icon, integration with Windows Explorer and Drop Target Window etc., make this utility extremely useful.
After the application is installed, it makes its presence felt by integrating itself into the Windows Explorer coupled with a standalone interface. Upon execution, you can clear any previous activity list and Add a new file or folder for shredding. It utilizes US DOD 5220.22-M erasure method to permanently delete information.
Files or folders can be added to the list either by dragging them over the main window or using the Add button that lets you browse the files and folders. Items can then be added and removed from the list as per requirement, using the Add>> and Remove << buttons, respectively.
Moreover, the application allows you to create a unique Recycle Bin-like icon on your desktop, so that you can easily shred the files by just dragging them over the icon. In addition, another simple method is to right click the file/folder and select the Shred File(s) option.
The Progress window illustrates the status of shredding with emphasis on both the individual files as well as the overall progress. You can easily halt the shredding process at any point by clicking the Stop button.
The application supports multiple algorithms for secure file deletion. You can easily switch between these options if you are an advanced user otherwise we would recommend not to play with file deletion techniques. The context menu can be modified using General settings, while the automatic update schedule as well as manual update features can be configured using the Update tab in the Settings window.
Super File Shredder is a powerful tool ensuring privacy and information security both for novice and advanced users, alike. We tested this utility on Windows 7, 64-bit edition. It further supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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