Computer users are increasingly aware of the fact that when a file is deleted from a hard drive, it is not actually removed and there is scope for recovery. In some instances, this fact can be useful as it means that it is possible to recover files that have been accidentally deleted, but it is also a fact that can be exploited by the unscrupulous to recover files that have been deleted by others.
The way to ensure that the files you delete cannot be recovered is to not only deleted them, but to overwrite them. This is something that Free File Wiper enables you to do quickly and easily. This portable app appears as a trash can icon that can be positioned anywhere on screen and any files that are dragged to this floating window will be securely deleted.
There are four different types of data overwriting to choose from ranging from deleting and overwriting with zeros, to deleting and overwriting seven times with a combination of zeroes, ones and random characters. The process is fairly swift, although the greater the number of overwrites, the longer things take.
Free File Wiper is quick and easy to use, and the fact that it is a portable app means that it is ideal software to add to your USB drive. Whenever you are using a computer other than your own, files can be securely deleted so there is no chance of your private information falling into the wrong hands.
What's new in 1.0:
- updated the ini config module: fixed a bug (error message while reading/writing an empty ini file)