When you have sensitive information on your PC, a mere delete is not sufficient as there are many utilities which can recover deleted data from hard disk. When you want to delete sensitive information, you should make sure that it will be deleted permanently. Freeraser is a great utility which allows users to delete unwanted files permanently. This application destroys the data you choose before the deletion, using a complicated procedure of filling the actual content with random data.
Freeraser function on three levels:
- Fast destruction (standard 1-round filling of random data)
- Forced destruction (3 rounds of filling according to DoD 5220.22M standard)
- Ultimate destruction (35 rounds of filling with data according to Guttman algorithm).
Users can define the method that they wish to destroy their data with while deleting. Freeraser also has a portable version.
Freeraser is completely free of cost and a very good utility to permanently erase sensitive files from your computer.