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Can You Ever Really Erase a Computer File?


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Cant you just over-writes these files? If yes which program is the question..........Maybe one should try google!

Edited by RockyIV, 21 August 2005 - 02:26 AM.

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For Internet files you can use CCleaner or CleanUp!
For documents to can use a shredder(most paid anitviruses comes witha shredder)
For other files try google or the shredder in TuneUp!
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As stated before in this thread.

A.) this thread is not intended to help with those that are breaking the law, and most of the people that do break the law in sense that some are referring to, rarely come to these typr of forums, plus they already know this info.

B.)even those shredder programs like RockyIV mentioned above, do not completely remove the data, it can still be retrieved.
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Yeah, a good microwave is always the best way followed by the old hammer. You can make nuke boot disks that will erase then repeatedly overwite on the drive until stopped. In five minutes a good one will make finding anything useful on the drive near impossible for almost anyone, at least in any decent amount in time. For dvds you can buy disk erasers from a good pc shop and it will destroy data using the same principle as a microwave just doesnt look as cool.
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sorry for askin but who is going to want tolook at anotehr persons hard drive anyway ? do they just walk in open up your computer then take out the hard drive and walk away ? lol :tazz:
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No, the idea is when you have a hard drive that you wan't to get rid of, if you put it in the trash some one might find it and put it in there computer and get every thing out of it, bankcard number included. There have been cases where this has happened.
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Identity theft is a rapidly growing crime and should be taken very seriously, it could happen to you. At best you can expect a huge credit card bill and no money left in your bank acount which if you are lucky will be covered in by your or your banks insurance. At worst you could be left bankrupt or a suspect in a major fraud investigation and have armed police come and arrest you in your own home.
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As warriorscot said above create a nuke boot disk? How do you do that? beacuse one of my uncle's friends need to erase his HDD and he asked me so if you can tell how to do that nuker boot disk that would be great!!!
Regards RockyIV
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What about this: www.killdisk.com?
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killdisk over writes what ever is on the disk, the info is still recoverable by specal methods.
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Oh ok Thanks Michael! What do you by 'special methods?
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Things that can scan hard drive for very small bits of magnitism and can work out what was under some a files before it was over writen.

And also it you don't mind can you get rid of that anamtion it is very annoying, and I am sure it is a pain on slow comections.
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Yes But why ould you put it in the trash.

Burning a hard disk is dangerous i recomend smashing it to pieces and burying it then taking it out after a few days then disguising it as a football inside on then throw the football somewhere noone would find it for example underground then your safe !

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Yes But why ould you put it in the trash.

Burning a hard disk is dangerous i recomend smashing it to pieces and burying it then taking it out after a few days then disguising it as a football inside on then throw the football somewhere noone would find it for example underground then your safe !

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now you've gotten the idea and spirit of this thread......the more riduculous the way to get rid of the info....the better....there are easy ways to just hide info from the standard person trying to get your info....deleting, overwriting, or demagnetizing a drive will be perfectly fine for hiding personal info from anyone attempting to get bank account info...because most people of that sort have little or no access to an electron microscope.....However.....if you were hiding truely illegal information from someone who has access to an electron microscope (and the desire to point said device at the platters of your drive) then the only real way to get rid of the info is to physically desrtoy the disk...and i mean with something bigger than a hammer (i.e. thermite)...but by doing so you basically have admitted guilt for your illegal action....so this thread won't help or hurt anyone....it's kinda just fun to see what ideas people have
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What is Thermite? I have heard of it but don't know what it is.
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