Don't rely on Windows to delete your files; use a secure deletion tool like NITBits Free File Shredder instead. Free File Shredder's three levels all delete files and folders more securely than Windows does. It empties the Recycle Bin securely, too. Free File Shredder deletes batches of files and records its actions (including any messages) in a log file you can save. Although Free File Shredder is extremely easy to use, it includes a full Help file with tutorials. Free File Shredder runs in most Windows systems, from 2000 to 8; we ran the latest release, v5.4.1, in 64-bit Windows 7.
Free File Shredder's streamlined dialog-style user interface offers clear explanations at each step, starting with a Welcome page, offering to delete files or folders or empty the Recycle Bin. We could browse or drag and drop to add files. We started with a file: a GIF wallpaper image. Free File Shredder's three delete methods are: 1) Quick delete, which overwrites files with pseudo-random data; 2) DoD 5220.22-M secure deletion; and 3) Gutmann method secure deletion. We could also specify number of passes. The Gutmann method is very thorough but slow; but our file was small, so we selected it. Free File Shredder deleted the file almost instantaneously, so we moved on to a 41MB WAV. Our concerns were unfounded since Free File Shredder took about 17 seconds to overwrite the file. Clicking "Save As" saved the job's log as a text file. Free File Shredder also empties the Recycle Bin as easily as Windows does, only with the same secure methods it uses to delete files and folders.
Free File Shredder strikes a happy balance between options and ease of use without compromising performance or security. It's a wise addition to your regular maintenance utilities.
Free File Shredder is a virtual file shredder that completely shreds the unwanted files or folders from your computer in a manner which makes it impossible for anyone to retrieve.
It provides three ways including US DoD 5220.22-M erasure method, Gutmann method and quick delete method to delete the files and you can customize repeat deletion to make sure there is no chance of recovery. To protect your privacy, this file shredder can securely & permanently delete important or explicit material from your computer like documents, video, audio, image, compressed files to prevent recoverability of your data to protect your company and yourself from data and identity theft without worrying about prying eyes. You can also use this shredder to remove unnecessary bulk files in your computer's memory to make the most gain in freeing up disk space in the shortest amount of time.
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