Permanent File Eraser
Want to delete data forever?
Most people have some data that they would not prefer to share with others like passwords, classified documents from work, personal information, financial records, and many. Perhaps you have saved some of the information on your computer where it is convenient to reach, but when the time comes to delete the data from your hard drive, things get a bit more complicated and maintaining your confidentiality is not as simple as it may have seemed at beginning. Your first thought may be that when you delete the file, the data is gone. But it’s not, when you delete a file, the operating system does not actually remove the file from the disk. This only removes the reference to the file from the file system table. The data remains on the hard disk until another file is saved over it, and even after that, it might be possible to retrieve data by studying the magnetic fields on the disk surface.
Before the file is overwritten, there are chances that anyone can easily retrieve it with a help of data recovery software. In such cases you have to use some permanent file eraser to completely erase data from your hard disk. Free File Eraser tool is one such utility that completely wipes data. You can select whichever file you want to shred and delete it. Because of its intuitive design and a simple graphical user interface, you can safely and easily delete private data from your hard drive using permanent file eraser.
When do you need to erase data permanently?
There are cases where you want to sell your computer to anyone. You have saved various personal information’s like business files, accounts, personal photos etc which you don’t want t others to access. While disposing your computer or hard drive also you may have to use this tool to wipe data. In research centers and big companies, where the confidentiality of data matters a lot. In all these situations you have to use this efficient tool to permanently delete flash drive.
Permanent file eraser tool is an advanced security tool for Windows OS which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard disk by overwriting it several times with particularly selected patterns of numbers or random values. This tool is currently supported under Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Win 7 and Windows Server2003, 2008. It is also used to wipe data on Windows 8.
Nine different file shredding patterns which are being followed by this software are:
- Fast Zero Overwrite
- Random Overwrite
- US Navy, NAVSO P-5239-26 – RLL
- US Department of Defense (DOD 5220.22-M)
- DOD Standard 5220.28 STD
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization - NATO standard
- Peter Gutmann Secure Deletion
- US Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M) + Gutmann Method
Features of Permanent file eraser tool
- It works with any storage drive that works with Windows 8 and many more Windows OS versions.
- It secures the drive with various patterns of erasure methods.
- Simply deletes files, folders and their previously deleted counterparts.
- Effectively works with highly customizable Scheduler.
- Anyone can use this tool to shred documents from computer.
- You can get more information about how to erase flash drive drive on http://www.freefileeraser.com/flash-drive.html
Steps to erase files permanently:
Step 1: Download and install permanent file eraser and on launching it you will see the main window as in figure A.
Figure A: Main Window
Step 2: Select the shredding pattern as shown in figure B.
Figure B: Choose Shredding Pattern
Step 3: Select the files to be shredded and on completion you will see the confirmation message.
Figure C: Select Files