Learn how to erase a hard drive or delete files securely
There are times when you want to throw away your old computer and you have to make sure your hard drive is completely clean before throwing it away. Or maybe you want to make sure when you delete a file on your computer that it is no longer recoverable by any means.
Some people think that when they delete a file from their computer that the file is not existing anymore on the hard drive.
Well, this is not the case. When you delete a file from your computer, the file is no longer visible via the Windows explorer, however it is still on your hard drive. Only the reference to the file on the drive is no longer available and therefore you can't find or use the file anymore the normal way. However, file recover tools are able to restore a lot of deleted files on your computer in case these files aren't deleted securely.
Imagine how you would feel when you throw away your old computer and hear afterwards that someone else recovered sensitive files from that hard drive.
You will not be happy. You will not know what someone else will do with the information. You'd better make sure you delete your files securely! Also in case your computer is used by multiple persons it is a good idea to delete your files securely.
When you want to make sure your hard drive is completely empty or when you delete a file and you want to make sure it can't be recovered anymore, you need a specialized tool that cleans your hard drive or that deletes files securely. Remo Drive Wipe and Remo File Eraser are the right tools to do this for you.
There are free trial editions available of these tools. Below you'll read more about these tools.
Remo Drive Wipe
Remo Drive Wipe is an advanced drive wipe tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive or logical drives by overwriting it several times with carefully selected pattern and various international drive wiping standards. It is available for only $39,00. A trial version is available of this program.
It has the following benefits:
It allows you to wipe a complete hard drive and even a logical drive as well.
Securely erase your drive using 9 different sanitization standards for drive wiping
Remo Drive Wipe because of its intuitive design and a simple user interface helps you to securely and easily erase private data from your hard drive
Remo File Eraser
Remo File Eraser lets you easily shred / permanently delete any kind of data, as well as it wipes unused drive space, so that deleted file recovery is impossible. Just select the files and folders you wish to shred, select your shredding standard and Remo File Eraser will erase the data beyond recovery. It is available for only $49,00. A trial version is available of this program.
It has the following benefits:
Powerful shredding algorithm to eliminate files, folders, deleted data and entire drive.
Unused space shredder to remove deleted data
Schedule shredding tasks with an inbuilt scheduler to shred files at a specified time or at the startup in Windows.
Password protect the application for access control
Several military and government approved shredding patterns to shred data