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Webslinger64

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Can anyone recommend a hard disk scrubber that really works? Can a program like that be found on the Internet for free, something like CCleaner, or do they all require you to buy them?

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Troy

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Hi konakula29er.

Do you mean something like DBAN?

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Hi konakula29er.

Do you mean something like DBAN?

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I don't think so. I understand it is possible for people to recover, or determine somehow, what has been on your PC even though you may have deleted items in the recycle bin. I'm trying to figure out if you can ONLY use a disk scrubber to completely erase the whole hard drive, or can you do it selectively and just erase certain items of a personal :) nature?
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DBAN will wipe your hard drive, you can set it to run many times. It wipes it by "writing" data and then "deleting" the data, rendering any files you had on there not recoverable except by a professional company. If you wish to completely remove any trace of your data, then DBAN it (perhaps 10 times if you're paranoid) and then physically destroy the drive.

I don't think you can "scrub" selected parts of a hard drive.
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DBAN will wipe the data to multiple levels, including DOD. It will not wipe out selective parts, just the whole disk. The problem with selective parts is knowing where the data is. You can write a program to do this and wipe out the disk by partitions. The main thing is the multiple passes and the pattern which needs to be used.
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