You gotta love those programs where the suspects computer is taken by the cops and secret information is found on the hard disk that implicates the suspect. Had the suspect used a free program called File Shredder, those documents might of been just a little harder to recover. The author of the software program states that the program is to protect our privacy from those who might want to secure information from our systems. In either case, if you have sensitive material that you wish to delete permanently, you may wish to give File Shredder a try.
The website description is as follows:
With File Shredder you can remove files from your hard drive without fear they could be recovered. There are quite a few software tools today for retrieval of deleted files under Windows OS. Those tools, often referred to as “file recovery” software, are taking advantage of shortcoming of WIndows “delete” command that we all use regularly to delete files. Actually, the “delete” operation in Windows only removes bits of information from files so they appear deleted in OS. It is easy to retrieve those files using aforementioned specialized file recovery software.
In order to remove, or shred files permanently from your system you have to use a program that is capable of rewriting the files with random series of binary data multiple times. This process is often called shredding. That way, the actual content of the file has been overwritten and the possibilities to recover such a shredded file are mostly theoretical.
File Shredder has been developed as fast, safe and reliable tool to shred company files. The author of this program released it free under GNU licence and you are welcome to download file shredder and use it without any restrictions. File Shredder is simple but powerful program that surpasses manu commercial file shredders out there. The Author believes that such a utility should be available to anyone for free and that permanent and safe removal of confidential documents is a matter of basic right to privacy.
In File Shredder you can choose between 5 different shredding algorithms, each one gradually stronger than the previous one. It also has integrated Disk Wiper which uses shredding algorithm to wipe unused disk space.
Get your free copy of File shredder from here.
If you have tried File Shredder, let us know what you think. Also if you have used any other software program like File Shredder, please let us know.
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