When you delete some sensitive file in Windows it
still possible to recover deleted file. It's necessary not to delete but
wipe sensitive file. Wiped file cannot be recovered and no one will be
able to read it's contents after deletion.
Friendly note by authors... In this article we wrote
about QuickWiper, it's a good file shredder, but since then we have
released something better - Shred Agent. This utility is even more
secure that QuickWiper and wiping free space. More about Shred
Windows deletion is
not secure enough
Windows deletion is not secure enough. When you delete
files in Windows by moving them into Recycle Bin all the data remain on
your hard disk. You can make sure of it yourself. Try to search for some
file recovery utilities, such as R-Undelete or DIY Data Recovery. Then
try to recover some file on your hard disk.
Shredder file means just the same as wipe file.
Shreddering means "Wiping". People use this term as file
shredders helps to secure papers in office as wiping utility secures
An ancient information that your hard disk remembers
will astonish you. You can see all this information because you did not
use wiping. You just put files into Recycle Bin or press Shift + Delete
on your keyboard. Try to wipe some file with QuickWiper or some other
file shredders and then recover it. It's now impossible to recover wiped
What wiping is
Wiping file is the process of overwriting the space
where file located with some information. Different file wiping
algorithms exists. Most file shredders allow to select which algorithm
you would like to use.
Wipe sensitive file with QuickWiper step by step
- Run QuickWiper
- Click "Add files" or "Add folder" button:
- Click "Wipe" button to wipe (totally erase) selected
functions were design to prevent any accidental deletions. QuickWiper
asks for a confirmation every time it is going to wipe some file. But
advanced users can cut off this checking.
QuickWiper you can use simple windows deletion, wipe files with single
pass wiping or use most secure NSA erasure algorithm. Using QuickWiper
you can decide whether you want to wipe file names.
wiping algorithms depends on your wiping task. You donít need most
secure erasure algorithm when you are wiping downloaded programs, but
you need most secure NSA erasure algorithms when you wipe your sensitive
more to stay secure
long as deleted file data is very important aspect of your personal and
business risks, you should keep in mind, that tools you are using
everyday may not be protected well and be dangerous for you. For
instance, MS Internet Explorer is a known as a not really secure
browser. There are two ways to stay secure when browsing:
Internet Explorer updated including all security patches;
our QuickWiper to clear
your traces recorded by Internet Explorer;
moving to some more secure browser, such as FireFox;
leader of internet search technologies, Google, suggests it's toolbar
for FireFox browser, which will make this tool even more secure in use.
We do recommend you to try FireFox.
you will install FireFox, please, pay attention to "Clear Private
Data" option in "Tools" menu. With FireFox it's easy to
clear your internet steps.
is a good, reliable and easy to use file wipe utility. It was designed
to make wiping easy and useful function that you can apply everyday to