Deleting Files Forever!

What is the best program to download that can Delete the files u want to delet for ever, with out records of them still excisting, because i hear the recycle bin doesnt do this.

So some links to webpages or names of a program would be all i need



I use a program called Sure delete it makes like 10 passes and is Department of Defense proof :wink:

theres other programs out there Shredder something comes to mind …

Eraser is the best and free. Instead of delete choose erase in right click menu.

Whats differnce betweek like: Department of defenive delete and Super secure :stuck_out_tongue:

please explain :slight_smile:



Department of Defense is a government office in the USA that if this program is used…the can’t get any of the erased material…some programs claim that they can permantly erase things but a good foresics person can piece files together…with sure delete they can’t…it does like 10 passes over the material and erases it completely…
you do know the difference between delete and erase?


Acronis ‘Security Suite’ has a similar DOD erase/shreader that makes like ten full passes of X’s and O’s across your entire hard drive to permanently destroy any and all content - then you reformat the drive - and supposedly no one can read it - ever-eh!

my vote goes with Eraser or if you want to pay there is Cyberscrub. they both can do Gutmann security level which is 35 passes

When I was with DOD, in the IT Dept. we used BCWipe at the time.

Spybot Search and Destroy (free) has a secure shredder program in it that can be configured to do up to 99 passes

From SB Search & Destroy

Secure shredder tool Tools 
The secure shredder is a tool to finally get rid of files without any further possibilities of recovery.

Shredding is simple – drop some files from the explorer into the list (or add some using the context menu of the list), select the number of shreds, and click Chop it away.

Usage tracks that are in files will be shredded using this tool, too, using 5 passes.

The first 5 shreds are using pre-defined bit patterns that should make even hardware recovery impossible. Any further pass will use a random bit pattern that is changing every few bytes.
Please notice: one pass is not enough to shred a file, as the heads of your hard disk won't hit the same track 100,00% of the time. There are small differences of a few µm that will allow pros to reconstruct even overwritten data. That is why multiple shreds are necessary, and why different patterns should be used.

Warning: This tool is designed to remove files so they cannot be recovered again! If you use it, be aware of that!
You do not need to use this tool to remove spyware or usage tracks. Spybot-S&D will take care of shredding them on its own.

Disclaimer: I tried my best to finally shred every file given to this tool. But I can't guarantee that files will be unrecoverably extinguished.

You can find the secure shredder tool by choosing Secure Shredder from the Tools section in the toolbar to the left.

From a technical perspective it is always possible to read the files no matter how much you erase or format. Companies like Ontrack specialize in such recoveries.

if you would stop downloading all that porn you wouldn’t be so paranoid about deleting it :wink:

Take your pick, they all work.

lmao! im sure syko would use one or all of them if he could afford to get a new computer lol nice idea tho :wink:

A new hard drive is not very expensive and a whole lot less drama.

No. I do not really.
John :confused:

lmao :slight_smile: ed didnt understand ur post 0_o, explain on msn :stuck_out_tongue:


Come on SS. You really got me there. What is the difference? I thought it was the same thing.

The difference is [B] Delete [/B] is a 6 letter word and [B]Erase[/B] is a 5 letter word :slight_smile:

The difference between “delete” and “erase” in the sense that the words are used here:

[B]Delete[/B]: Removes a reference to the file in the folder that it appears in. If this is the last reference to a file, which it is unless you’re using hardlinks, then the blocks used by that file are marked as unused in the filesystem. The content of the file is not touched however and is still retrievable using the right tools until the blocks used by that file are overwritten.

[B]Erase[/B]: Same as Delete, but the blocks used by the file are also overwritten so that the original content is no longer retrievable - except perhaps by data recovery companies by disassembling the drive and reading the platters directly.

exactly…Drage…i’m sorry i didn’t know someone needed to know the difference…i guess thats what i get when i use sarcasim without a smilie face

I have a 25lb magnet (strong enough that from 5’ away it will affect a monitor, I mean it causes SERIOUS distortion). Came out of an old IBM Mainframe disk drive. Ya think that will mess up a hd enough? :cool: