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From great vacation pictures to college essays and work files, lots of things are kept on the average PC. As your computer gets cluttered, you remove the files you no longer need to make space for new data items. What does it mean to shred a file? As we all know, the information you deleted from your computer can be quite easily restored with the help of specialized software. To avoid the risk of it, permanent removal of unwanted files is used. And a program doing it is called a file shredder.
Thus, if you have any sensitive information on your computer and you want to get rid of it once and for all, you may need to take a few extra steps to make that happen.
How to remove the files you no longer need? File Shredder is a data erasing app that does just that. With it, you will be able to remove private data from your computer for good and you won't have to worry about it falling into the wrong hands later.
You can think of File Shredder as a physical file shredder: it does pretty much the same thing. The program will permanently destroy deleted digital files to prevent the possibility of their recovery.
Typically, when you delete files on your PC, they are marked by the system as deleted but in fact remain on your drives until they get overwritten with other data. This means that anyone with the right tools can technically get to your data and have it recovered.
When you delete sensitive files, such as tax returns, banking documents, files containing your SSN, password lists, personal notes, etc., you will probably want to do everything in your power to prevent unauthorized recovery of those files. And here's where File Shredder comes in so handy.
File Shredder is one of the many useful features available in Auslogics BoostSpeed, a program that professionally enhances the performance of your PC. BoostSpeed optimizes the way your PC works by removing unneeded system and user temporary files (such as web browser cache, unused logs, leftover Windows Update files, temporary Sun Java files, unneeded Microsoft Office cache, and a lot more). By reclaiming gigabytes of hard disk space, your PC starts running faster and you get to enjoy a boost in performance without expensive hardware upgrades.
Once you have BoostSpeed downloaded and installed on your PC, you will also gain access to the File Shredder tool. In order to start using the tool:
Once you have opened the program, you will be able to drag files from a Windows Explorer window and drop them directly into the File Shredder window. Alternatively, you will be able to add files by clicking the Add button (or using the drop-down menu on the Add button).
When you have added all the files that you want to have permanently deleted from your PC, you can simply click the Shred button that you will find at the bottom of the screen.
Keeps your data safe
As already highlighted above, simply deleting files from your PC does not mean they are really gone. And if you have sensitive information that you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands, using a program like File Shredder will make sure this won’t happen and the files will be gone from your system for good.
Guards your privacy
There are lots of reasons why you might want to have certain sensitive information inaccessible to other parties. For instance, if you use your work computer for other purposes and have some private data stored on it or if your home PC is used by several people, you may want to delete certain data after you are done working on your PC without the option for it being restored by other people.
Saves you time
File Shredder is really easy to use and can permanently delete several files at once. This means that you won’t have to worry about deleting sensitive data items one by one and will get to save lots of time by having them all removed automatically via File Shredder.
File Shredder is just one of the many useful tools that come aboard Auslogics BoostSpeed. The program does wonders for optimizing your PC for maximum efficiency and speeding up all system processes. By safely removing unnecessary files from your PC, Auslogics BoostSpeed restores the abilities of your computer and enhances its functionality with lots of useful features like Auto Internet Optimizer.
Windows users around the world are enjoying a faster and smoother PC experience thanks to their computers being optimized with BoostSpeed.
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