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Old 04-16-2006, 07:17 PM   #1
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is this website really true http://www.software-comparisons.com/main.htm

i would think that would take up too much space on your hard drive and slow you down, and if it is true there is probably private information on my computer and i want to know how to clear it
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Old 04-16-2006, 07:38 PM   #2
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You would need to use Killdisk to get rid of everything, when you format the HDD, the files are not deleted, windows just marks the hard drive down empty, until the files are overwritten.

I hate telling people how to wipe their hard drives, nothing personal cmartin, but there are alot of nasty people out there, alot of nasty people who want to get rid of nasty information, pictures, you know where im coming from..?

Nothing person though cmartin..Welcome to CF by the way..
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Old 04-16-2006, 07:56 PM   #3
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aight its fine, just lemme get it straight there are files of every site on there but they are extremely difficult to retreive
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No, its not..
It can be retrieved by anyone with computer knowledge..
And if you don't delete the history, thats easy to retrieve to..

When you delete something, its not permenantly deleted either..
And it ussually takes about 7 formats to completely destroy anything on the drive.. (From what I've heard).

Even in the case of a dead hard drive, information can be restored by a very expensive process (about 5000).
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Old 04-16-2006, 09:11 PM   #5
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ok thanks a lot, i was worried i would lose my private info but i guess it is not too much of a concern
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when you say 5000 do u mean it cost 5000, and if so why?
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:58 PM   #7
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im sure its a dificult procces,and what xactly is killdisk?
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hard drive tool to "whipe" your drive. seems to work well.
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