Posts Tagged ‘free file wiper’

Zer0 Makes Sure Deleted Files Can’t be Recovered Anymore

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Here’s are some interesting deletion programs for security conscious PC users …

Every now and then you may want to make sure that files that you delete on a PC cannot be recovered anymore by other users. This may be important if you are passing on the PC to another user, working on a multi-user PC or system that others may have access to. It may even be a good precautionary method before you are passing borders with your notebook or mobile device.


Free File Wiper – Delete Files so that They Cannot be Recovered

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

There are a lot of different freeware programs that perform a similar function, and they definitely come in handy if you deal with a lot of sensitive data on your system …

When you delete files or folders in Windows they are either moved to the trashcan of the system or deleted directly. Regardless of the selected action, files remains recoverable on the system for some time. To explain it in simple terms: When you delete a file, the reference is removed by the operating system but not the file contents which still exist on the hard drive. This means that anyone with the right tools can recover those files as long as they have not been overwritten (for instance by new installations or files).