This weeks link is for a product called Eraser. Â This piece of software does exactly what the name implies, it securely and permanently erases data and documents from your computer.
Some users might ask, why would you need this especially if I am not doing anything illegal. Â I just send things to the recycle bin and they disappear. Â While sending files to the recycle bin and emptying it on occasion does free up space on your hard drive, it doesn’t actually remove the data. Â Skilled users can still recover the data.
If you are working with client data whether they are sensitive financial documents, health care records, design documents, or a brand new super secret business plan; Eraser is just the product for you when you want to make sure it is deleted.
Our recommended method is almost as simple to use as the recycle bin.Â Just follow the couple of steps below to get the software installed and setup.Â In less than 5 minutes you will have a secure “Recycle Bin” and best of all the software is free!
Installation and Setup
- Download the software from here
- Follow the installer, clicking next a few times and accept after reading the license.Â Once it is installed it will run in your task bar.
- Create a folder on your desktop calling it “Secure Delete” or any other name that will ensure you know exactly what the folder is being used for.
Now you are all set to drag and drop files to the “Secure Delete” folder just like you normally would send a file to the recycle bin.Â Each day all the files in the folder will be deleted securely and you can confidently ensure that you will not allow your clients files to fall into the wrong hands.