View, hash, split, join and wipe files with PeaUtils
February 14, 2017 – 11:35 | Comments Off on View, hash, split, join and wipe files with PeaUtils
View, hash, split, join and wipe files with PeaUtils

PeaUtils is a simple suite of file processing tools from Giorgio Tani, the developer of PeaZip.
The program can create hashes, process checksums, analyze and report on files, split and join files, display files in a …

Protect your privacy with SafeErase Professional 11
November 15, 2016 – 11:55 | Comments Off on Protect your privacy with SafeErase Professional 11
Protect your privacy with SafeErase Professional 11

O&O Software has released the latest version of its commercial secure-deleting privacy protector, SafeErase Professional 11 (64-bit).
The interface has been revamped for ease of use, while the core engine is even faster at wiping every …

Quick Review: OW Shredder
April 2, 2015 – 07:15 | Comments Off on Quick Review: OW Shredder
Quick Review: OW Shredder

OW Shredder is a free Windows tool which securely wipes files, folders, free space or entire drives, ensuring any confidential data can’t be recovered.
The program is a compact 600KB download. There’s no installation involved, no …

AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 debuts zero-day protection, redesigned user interface
September 10, 2014 – 09:11 | Comments Off on AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 debuts zero-day protection, redesigned user interface
AVG AntiVirus Free 2015 debuts zero-day protection, redesigned user interface

AVG Technologies has updated its entire range of PC products, launching AVG AntiVirus Free 2015, AVG AntiVirus 2015, AVG Internet Security 2015 and AVG PC TuneUp 2015.
After the relatively major changes introduced in the 2014 …

FilExile deletes files or folders that Explorer won’t touch
April 16, 2014 – 10:29 | Comments Off on FilExile deletes files or folders that Explorer won’t touch
FilExile deletes files or folders that Explorer won’t touch

Deleting files from Windows Explorer is usually very easy. Select your target, tap “Del”, click the “Yes, I really mean it” button and the object disappears forever. (Or is sent to the Recycle Bin, anyway.)
Sometimes …

Hardwipe 4.0.1 released, drops 32-bit support, improves Recycler cleaning tool
April 15, 2014 – 11:04 | Comments Off on Hardwipe 4.0.1 released, drops 32-bit support, improves Recycler cleaning tool
Hardwipe 4.0.1 released, drops 32-bit support, improves Recycler cleaning tool

Big Angry Dog Ltd has released HardWipe 4.0.1 and HardWipe Portable 4.0.1, a major new version of its ad-supported data wiping tool for Windows. Version 4.0.1 is notable for becoming a 64-bit only build, dropping …

Delete any locked or protected files with PowerTool
February 1, 2014 – 10:46 | Comments Off on Delete any locked or protected files with PowerTool
Delete any locked or protected files with PowerTool

Low-level PC monitoring utility PowerTool has been updated to version 1.6.
This release has significantly enhanced the “force delete” option, allowing it to remove just about anything. Whether a file is locked by something, protected by …

O&O SafeErase 7.0 promises to securely shred data more quickly than before
December 17, 2013 – 12:03 | Comments Off on O&O SafeErase 7.0 promises to securely shred data more quickly than before
O&O SafeErase 7.0 promises to securely shred data more quickly than before

Berlin developer O&O Software GmbH has released O&O SafeErase Professional 7.0, a major update to its secure delete tool for Windows PCs. Version 7.0, also available in 64-bit form adds Windows 8.1 compatibility and promises …

Securely wipe all your PC’s hard drives with Darik’s Boot and Nuke
December 7, 2013 – 14:25 | Comments Off on Securely wipe all your PC’s hard drives with Darik’s Boot and Nuke
Securely wipe all your PC’s hard drives with Darik’s Boot and Nuke

When you sell or scrap a PC it’s important to consider your data security. The hard drive will almost certainly have contained confidential information at some point – user names, passwords, financial details – and …

Securely delete confidential files with BitKiller
November 20, 2013 – 07:25 | Comments Off on Securely delete confidential files with BitKiller
Securely delete confidential files with BitKiller

If you ever work with personal or confidential documents then you’ve probably considered using a shredder, a tool which overwrites your files so they can’t be recovered by others. And there are plenty around: Googling …

Easily delete locked files with Reboot Delete File Ex
November 19, 2013 – 13:25 | Comments Off on Easily delete locked files with Reboot Delete File Ex
Easily delete locked files with Reboot Delete File Ex

Deleting files on a PC is normally very easy. If they’re locked, though – being accessed by another program – then Windows won’t allow you to touch them. Tools like Unlocker try to help out …