Tip of the Week: How to Delete Your Data Before Selling Your Old PC

There are occasions when you’ll want to delete your data more securely and permanently than simply moving files to the Trash folder and emptying the Trash. Typical deletion methods allow your files to be undeleted, and you’ll want to prevent this if, for example, you’re going to sell your computer and want to make sure that no one will peep at your files.

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To protect your files from unsanctioned recovery, you can use the File Shredder function of Kaspersky PURE 3.0.

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File Shredder supports deletion from local and removable drives. It’s possible to shred individual files and whole folders.

To protect your files from unsanctioned recovery, you can use the File Shredder function of Kaspersky PURE 3.0.

To delete your file permanently, Shredder uses industry-standard procedures – it overwrites your data multiple times by zeroes, ones and random symbols. Depending on the number of overwrite cycles, the speed and quality of deletion varies.

For typical personal information we suggest the quick delete method, which is more than enough to stop most hackers.

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If you choose to delete system files and folders, File Shredder will ask for the extra confirmation.

You can explore the Additional Tools of Kaspersky PURE 3.0 here: http://support.kaspersky.com/9470.

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  1. What’s the difference between Kapersky software and WipeDrive? I’ve been using WipeDrive.

    1. Serge Malenkovich says:

      WipeDrive is a singe purpose software, while Kaspersky PURE provides multiple layers of protection, including antivirus, firewall, web filter, encrypted storage, payments protection, file deletion and so on.