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Delete Files and Drives Securely and Clean Your PC

As you may know, just deleting files or formatting the hard drive will not sufficient to delete data permanently. There are powerful tools to recover all deleted data from your hard drive. If you want to wipe all data permanently from the hard drive, especially if you decide to discard your hard drive or resell your PC, you can consider the free tool Secure Eraser.
There are several tools to permanently wipe data from your PC, Secure Eraser is a powerful and very easy to use secure file and drive deletion software that offers a variety of deletion standards such as US DoD 5220.22-M E, US DoD 5220.22-M ECE, German standard, and Peter Gutmann standard.

It has an easy to use interface, just select which file or folder you want to delete (or drag and drop them), select a deletion standard, and then apply the Start deletion option.

Secure Eraser also creates a context menu entry in context menus for files, folders and recycle bin to allow direct access to secure file deletion functions.

Moreover, the application can also permanently remove junk files, cookies, and internet history from your system and clean unnecessary registry entries.

Interested users can download it free (Standard edition) at source here.


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