Windows XP forum: Looking for a secure shredder/Eraser for Internet content!!

by: The Nightingale January 14, 2006 1:31 PM PST

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Looking for a secure shredder/Eraser for Internet content!!

by The Nightingale - 1/14/06 1:31 PM

Hi there!

I'm looking for a program/piece of software which can securely erase pretty much all the internet content on my PC! Of course I know it would be almost impossible to find something which will get rid of it all, but maybe I could erase/shred the things that the software can't manually, with a little guidance perhaps...

Now I'm more than willing to spend up to 100 on software which can do this, on one condition, and that is that the program/software has a free trial before you actually buy it.

Also if I did decide against buying it (I doubt that would happen if it suited my needs though) I want to be able to just unistall it to get rid and not have to waist hours emailing different people to get rid. As well as this I don't want to buy off a company which will send emails- I don't want people to know I'm using it.

I need something though which will erase and shred data many many times, in order to make it very difficult to recover. When I say all internet content I include the following- deleted files (temp internet, history, temp, cookies), registry keys/any registry content, SWAP file, File names, index.dat files, prefetch, recently used, spyware and norton logs and index.dat files plus much, much more!!

The most I can see someone spending on recovery is 500 pounds and about a week of their time. So all I need is software which would defeat the 500/1 week of time person!!

I've posted a similar topic before and people told me to just wipe the whole drive and re-install the OS. I know that's the easiest option but unfortunately it's not possible- other members of my family use my PC and would know I'd done so and become suspicious.

Yes, I'll be honest, I don't want people reading my email messages, msn chats and seeing which forums I visit, that's why I need to erase stuff!

If anyone knows of a very good piece of software which is no more than 100 pounds and is a very secure data shredder/eraser then please post and let me know which ones best. recommendations are welcome. Please note what I said earlier, I need one with a free trial, that doesn't send emails etc.

If it helps my op system is Windows XP Proff, my PC is an LG about 5/6 years old.

Thanks

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