Securely Delete Sensitive Information With Freeraser
By on February 27th, 2009

The reason file shredders were invented was because people didn’t trust their own hands to get rid of sensitive documents, a fear always loomed that somehow someone would recreate the document from the torn paper.

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Computers are no different and deleting files from your computer, never actually completely erases them from your system, to completely delete your sensitive files we have told you about tools like Cyber Shredder and Personal Shredder, tools which let you securely delete sensitive files.

Also Read: Recover Your Deleted Files With Free Softwares

However there is no dearth of new softwares to accomplish a certain task, and Freeraser is a addition to the securely delete sensitive information and files group.

When you wish to delete any sensitive information, like industrial secrets or some unwanted content, you want to be sure that it will be deleted permanently. Sorry to say, there is a plenty of software recovery tools that can restore your deleted items. If you need to destroy any data and eliminate any possibility of its restoration you need a "shredder". This software destroys the data you choose before the deletion, using a complicated procedure of filling the actual content with random data.

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Freeraser provides users with three different levels of secure file deletion:

  1. a fast destruction (standard 1-round filling of random data)
  2. a forced destruction (3 rounds of filling according to DoD 5220.22M standard)
  3. an ultimate destruction (35 rounds of filling with data according to Guttman algorithm).

Freeraser is not a new innovation, however it is always good to have alternatives and for something as sensitive as this, we would always recommend to try out multiple tools.

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