Delete and format operations remove the references to the data in order for its storage space to become available again for new writes, which makes it possible for recovery tools to view and recover deleted data. This would make disclosure of private information possible should the storage media be sold or stolen. Shred is a data shredding application that overwrites existing data -according to the specified number of passes- with zeros, ones and random data before deleting it.
What's new in version 1.1
ReleaseMarch 13, 2017
Date AddedMarch 13, 2017
Operating SystemsWindows 10, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP