File Shredder Apps and Alternatives
12 applications in this hubLast updated: Nov 12th 2018, 16:26 GMT
When erasing a file, it will not be actually removed from the computer, only the reference to its will be deleted. In other words, the files can still be accessed unless they are overwritten or deleted with a special application.
File shredders are software applications use specialized algorithms to permanently remove data from computers, but also to free computer space occupied by leftover files.
The most efficient known algorithm is the Gutmann method which writes a series of 35 patterns over the hard disk region to be erased, so that no recovery application can restore the files.
File shredders might also include schedulers that will frequently erase files and folders from a previously chosen location.
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