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File Shredder 2.5

  • Last update: 2 Apr 2012
  • License: Freeware
  • Size: 2.27MB
  • Downloads: 3385

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 retreival of deleted files under Windows OS. Those tools, ofter refferet to as "file recovery" software, are taking advantage of shortcoming of WIndows "delete" comand 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 retreive 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 actuall content of the file has been overwriten and the posibilities to recover such a shredded file are mostly theoretical.

File Shredder has been developed as fast, safe and reliable tool to shredd company files. The author of this program reliased it free unded GNU licence and you are welcome to download File Shredder and use it without any restrictions. File Shredder is simple but powerfull 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. More on options of File Shredder check Online Help page.

For more comprehensive protection you can download ArchiCrypt Shredder. It is very powerfull comercial application suite which doesn't stop on shredding utility and is priced incredibly low for what it offers. If you don't need all the options of ArchiCrypt shredder and prefer separate utilities for important tasks some of best commercial utilities are produced by Blancco. They have really good Data Cleaner for shredding the whole volumes (Hard Disks) and that is something my File Shredder utility is not suposed to do - yet. But the best overall suite of privacy protection tools I've stumbled upon is from CyberScrub, they have a rock solid and full featured set of applications including data destruction, evidence cleaner, password manager and antivirus.




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· Delete Doctor: helps to delete files that are difficult to delete, such as some files left by viruses and trojans, or files with corrupted file names.
· UltraShredder: deletes sensitive files by overwriting them with random characters, saving it to disk each time, and then bypasses the recycle bin, thus acting as your personal, portable file shredder.



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