Deleting Data Files
What about when you want to delete data files on your hard drive.
For some of you, it may be that you just want to clean up the hard-drive
to remove space, or prying eyes from family members or work associates.
But for others, its about preventing others from accessing previously
held data - such as when you are selling your computer.
As we know, you can never get rid of the files completely but certain
software will make it unacessible by anyone other than those with
deep forensic software. This effectively destroys access to the
original data, rather than deleting it. The latest method of doing
this is by overwriting the existing data 50 or 60 times with specially
encoded data patterns so that such as unintelligable layer remains
that it is impossible to reconstruct.
SImple Data Clean Up
Ccleaner - a simple
clean tool more for housekeeping than privacy cleaning. Cleans out
temporary files, URL history, cookies, Autocomplete form history,
and the index.dat on reboot in Ccleaner.
on cleaning count keys
Forensice Level Software
-deletes files beyond recovery, Internet Activity History, cookies,
temporary files, and other unwanted files. Uses D.O.D Technology
to overwrite deleted files up to 60 times with special chosen patterns
of data to ensure that it will never be possible to recover it.
Clean - computer forensic tool for cleaning and wiping a HDD
of sensitive information. It's well worth the money.
Two Step Erase And Check
- look for deleted files, say doc or jpg and see what it turns up.
To delete from Restoration. Use Eraser
and write over the free hard drive space. Then run Restoration again
and see what it turns up this time.
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