Originally Posted by coco_25
I need to take my computer to a computer repair shop for an upgrade, and I want to erase all sensitive information on it, such as cookies, internet history, some office documents, and other things. I created a few CDs with the documents that I need ( inluding my personal photos and emails ) and now I want to erase the other files without formating the drive.What kind of program i need ?
CounterSpy has a utility called the "Secure File Eraser" that will completely erase, remove and eliminate all traces of any file you choose to erase using the tool and cannot be brought back with any data recovery software.
Of course you need to purchase a copy of CounterSpy Anti-spyware to have this function, but at $19.95, it is worth it! You would also have the added benefit of having one of the top-rated Anti-spyware programs on the market!
To access the Secure File Eraser, bring up the main window for CounterSpy and click on the System Tools icon. Next, in the System Tools window, click on the "Secure File Eraser" icon and here you will be able to browse to all files you wish to erase and drop them into the "Files to be Erased" window for permanent erasing.
Just remember, once you use this tool...they are gone forever! Make sure you have a good copy of anything you wish to retain BEFORE you erase it.
You can download a 15-day trial copy of "CounterSpy" from my site at http://www.pc-armor.com/products.asp
I hope this helps.