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Keep Your Private Data Protected with BoostSpeed’s File Shredder

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.

What Does File Shredder Do?

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.

How to Use File Shredder?

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:

  1. Go to the All Tools tab in BoostSpeed.
  2. Under Security Tools, locate File Shredder.
  3. Click the program to open it — it will launch in a new window.

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.

Why Use File Shredder?

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.

Trusted by Millions of PC Users Worldwide

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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”I have been using Auslogics now for about 6 years & It has saved me from a lot of problems and helped to speed up my productivity which would otherwise have been spent trying to clean up the various computers over the years.”
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”I've used this for 3-4 years on both my PC and laptop. The various performance enhancing utilities have been very useful to me, reducing clutter to improve overall system performance.”
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”The best collection of utilities to automatically keep a windows PC running at top performance. Great user interface for a novice or pro.”

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Auslogics software is recognized by leading IT magazines and online resources

Mark Oakley, Micro Mart (issue 1035, p.56)
"This system optimization tool suite takes an everything-plus-the-kitchen-approach to cleaning, optimizing, and potentially speeding up your PC. Auslogics BoostSpeed includes modules and wizards for just about any kind of tweak or optimization you can imagine..." "It is almost impossible to manually remove junk files and registry errors, but there are some handy tools out there that can do it for you. One of them is Aulsogics BoostSpeed. With this program you can maintain your PC at top speed with just a click of a button once a week." "To prevent system slowdown from happening, regular defragmentation of your disk and registry is recommended. You can defragment your disk with the built-in tool from Microsoft, however we recommend using the faster and more avdnaced version in Auslogics BoostSpeed." "Removing junk files manually can be a tedious process, but a nifty software from down under called Auslogics BoostSpeed can do it for you automatically. It will remove junk files and optimize the one-sit-fit-all Windows settings to your hardware. For additional speed boost it will fix registry errorrs and optimize your Internet settings." "Of all the optimisation tools I've tested over the past few years, I'm happy to write that Auslogics BoostSpeed is one of the most comprehensive and user friendly, ... I couldn't recommend it highly enough." "BoostSpeed is an effective all-encompassing utility suite, combining some of Auslogics' popular freeware titles with services that they don't offer elsewhere... No doubt, BoostSpeed gives you your money's worth." "Another source of identity theft are files with sensitive information. Simply deleting them doesn't make them go for good. It's quite easy to "undelete" them and use in ways you probably will not be happy about. But if you delete a file, or a folder with Auslogics' File Shredder, you can be sure that they will be impossible to recover." "This meticulously written application is an ideal solution for anyone who wants to boost their computer for peak performance without costly hardware upgrades. BoostSpeed gives you a combination of 15 precision-engineered modules to clean-up and defragment your computer disks, fix registry errors and speed up internet connection." "Think of the best PC speedup suite you've tried. And then add more. More tools. More features. More depth, more extras, and more thought behind everything. That'll give you some idea of what to expect from this excellent program..." "All in one performance tool for your PC that is very easy to use." "Auslogics BoostSpeed will give you the ideal solution to keep your computer running smooth and fast." "Auslogics BoostSpeed can protect you from identity theft. Being a useful computer optimization tool, it also includes a number of very useful privacy and security applications. It offers advanced protection where anti-virus software can't help." "You can clean up, optimize and defragment your PC using Auslogics's OneButton Checkup. Tests showed an impressive performance improvement on a 4-year old laptop and its optimization techniques should work for a much newer computer, too." "Auslogics BoostSpeed is a reliable utility that can optimize Windows 10 with one click. It helps to remove junk, clean your registry, defragment drives, disable unnecessary apps, and much more." "... Any maintenance or optimisation task can be easily handled with this powerful and effective software suite. Add to that the privacy protection, data recovery and over a dozen other tools, and you will hardly ever need to look for another program to keep your PC humming along nicely."

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