PC File Shredding
Files that are erased from a Windows computer get stored in the recycle bin on it. These files can be quickly regained by using any data recovery tool. Many think that by emptying the recycle bin of Windows they can completely vanish the deleted files from their PCs. But it is not so. Until and unless the files are overwritten by some new files it is possible to get back such deleted files from any Windows computer. To overwrite many such files there are different tools available in the market. But the best and the finest among all these applications is free file shredder.
This is a software which makes use of nine data destroying patterns that are recommended by various law enforcement agencies and government agencies. This software will overwrite all those files to be rubbed out completely from the system many times. By using a simple delete or delete all button you are actually erasing the file temporarily from the system. But Windows will not throw away the file permanently provided the file is not overwritten. This application comes with some special algorithms that wipes off all the wanted and unwanted data from a PC at the scheduled time.
The nine data destruction patterns that this software makes use of are as follows
There are various scenarios where you will require this utility. If you are running a business then it is obvious that you will come into contact with extremely critical and confidential data. If you don’t take proper care then your privy data may fall into the wrong hands and you will have to bear the negative consequences. To protect your official data from falling into some unsafe hands you must try this advanced software. Also to shred some non essential files from your system you can use this efficient tool.
Among the nine data tearing patterns the security levels of Peter Gutmann Secure Deletion, DOD Standard 5220.28 STD and US Department of Defense (DOD 5220.22 – M) + Gutmann Method are high. The US Department of Defense (DOD 5220.22 – M) + Gutmann Method is a combination of DOD standard 5220.28 STD and Peter Gutmann Secure Deletion. It overwrites your private data about 38 times. Some more information about these standards can be found at http://www.freefileshredder.net/windows-7.html.
This tool is capable of destructing personal information not only from PCs but also from various memory cards and USB drives. It performs shredding of data from Windows 8, Win XP and Vista computers. If any of your private data resides on FAT 16, NTFS or NTFS5 then this tool will help you to completely wipe out that data from these partitions. It can destroy confidential files not only from PCs but also from various digital cameras and camcorders of brands such as Sony, Canon, Nikon etc.
Steps for shredding PC files:
Step 1:Download file shredding software and install it. Launch the software and select "Erase Files/ Folder" option from the main screen.
Fig 1: Home Screen
Step 2: Select a particular drive to obliterate files from it. Then add the files to be annihilated into the shredding zone.
Fig 2: Select Files to be Shredded
Step 3: Select a specific file shredding pattern using radio button and then click on "Proceed"to begin the erasing process.
Fig 3: File Shredding Patterns
Step 4: After the completion of shredding process a window will pop up indicating the completion of erasing process.
Fig 4: Success Message