When you delete a file from your computer it can often be recovered, even if you have emptied your recycle bin. Secure File Deleter is a free program designed to completely remove unwanted files from your hard drive. This is achieved by overwriting a file and replacing the info inside it with a string of nonsense characters. By doing this, your data can not be recovered from your hard drive.
Secure File Deleter is lightweight and does not use a lot of system resources. It can be installed in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese. It is able to run on Windows operating system from XP to Windows 10. However, in order to run smoothly, Secure File Deleter requires your computer to have Microsoft .NET Framework 4 installed.
Secure File Deleter is very easy to use. When you open the program, you are taken to a screen where you can either drag and drop or browse for folders and files that you want to delete. Because every file is purposefully corrupted before it is deleted, you are then taken to a page to confirm your items queued for deletion.
The options tab is fairly straightforward and simple. There you can choose how much, in percentages, of a file you want to be corrupted. You can also choose how many times you want to overwrite the file and what you want to overwrite it with. The more you overwrite a file, the harder it is for it to be recovered.
Overall, Secure File Deleter is an excellent way to safely remove files from your computer. It is recommended to use if you have a computer you are planning to sell or give away, so that your personal information can’t be recovered and used against you. In terms of performance, the program runs smoothly, advertisement free, and does not require many resources.
- Excellent way to safely remove files from your PC
- Ad-free utility