How effective are such programs in making files irrecoverable to more than the normal computer user?Which ones, free and paid, are the best to use?
Is this a school project, hatrickj?
@MAJ. Why the question; are you trying to be insulting?
Of course not, hatrickj, it just sounded as if someone was trying to do a school project on the subject without doing their own research.
OK!:)It was a genuine question. Has any research been done then on the matter?IMO too often what one sees on the web about any software are copied publishers' blurbs.
BTW I'm more suited to courses at U3A than school. lol
The only sure way to make a file 'unrecoverable' is to remove the harddrive and hammer a large nail through it!.All normal 'software' ways of permantly removing a file are, with the right equipment, recoverable. Listed are a few of the options you can try. click hereTerry
//All normal 'software' ways of permanently removing a file are, with the right equipment, recoverable.//But I suppose it depends what one has on the computer, the desire of someone to get the info, and the equipment's affordability.Thanks for link
This shredder is 100% effective click here
jimv7, that may bit a little over the top for standard deletion, but I must say is 100% effective. ;-)
lol with added choking noises.
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