Almost all of us know that fact that even if you delete files from Windows, it can be recovered using free apps available. When you are deleting secure and confidential files from your PC, you need to make sure that you deleted and shredded the file using a tool which can do it securely. Hardwipe is one such freeware utility for Windows which is a handy and reliable tool designed to wipe your files. It is a document shredder for your computer and it erases file contents and cleans unused hard-disk space to prevent personal and business information from ever being recovered.
There are three main options, one is to wipe files and folders, second to wipe a drive completely including USB drives and third is to clean space on your hard disk. When you select the files for deleting, you can also select the method to delete it. There is also option to select the speed of deletion. It supports all major overwriting schemes, including: GOST P50739-95, DOD 5220.22-M, Schneier & Gutmann.
It also has the option to integrates with Windows Explorer so you can wipe files simply by right-clicking.
HardWipe works with Windows 7, Vista and XP.