Sunday, August 14, 2011

[Mcm2Ada] Securely erase/delete sensitive data, files, folders or disks

Most of you would not be aware of the fact that data on hard disk or any USB media or storage device doesn't get deleted permanently when you delete it from the device. When you delete a file, the operating system does not really remove the file from the disk; it only removes the reference of the file from the file system table.It stays on the device or storage media till some other data overwrites that particular sector of the storage media where the old data was stored.

In short, anyone having a small technical bent of mind can recover almost all the data on the storage media if he wishes too. This is pretty dangerous if you store some critical or sensitive data on the storage devices.

You need to securely erase or delete the sensite data like passwords, personal information, classified documents from work, financial records etc from the storage device. ERASER is such a tool which can help you do that without any price tag.

Eraser is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns. Works with Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008.

It lets you completely remove sensitive data from hard drive or storage device  by overwriting it several times with carefully selected algorithms and patterns.

Drag and drop feature help you easily manage your files and folders  with eraser. You can also use the convenient Explorer shell extension or use the integrated scheduler to program for overwriting of unused disk space.

It adds two options in your explorer shell extension i.e erase and Erase secure Move. First option lets you erase file or folder completely and the second option lets you move file or folder to some other place with no trace of file or folder at old place.

[ Download Eraser ]

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