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Secure Deletion Is Available

February 2nd, 2009 7 comments

FCleaner 1.1.4.129 has been released. Secure Deletion feature has been available from this version. You can download FCleaner here.

Now there are five deletion modes you can choose in ‘Options->General Options->Secure Deletion’:
  1. Normal file deletion (Faster)
  2. Pseudorandom Data -1 pass (Slower)
  3. DoD 5220.22-M (8-306. / E) – 3 pass (Slower)
  4. DoD 5220.22-M (8-36. / E, C and E) – 7 pass (Slower)
  5. Gutmann – 35 pass (Very slow)

FCleaner Secure Deletion

‘Normal file deletion’ is the deletion mode as default. The files deleted in this mode may be recovered by some file recover softwares.

Mode 2 to 5 will do a true secure deletion, the files deleted in these modes will not be recovered. But the deletion speed will be slower than the normal way.

So we suggest you use ‘Normal file deletion’ mode, because it is the fastest way. And use other secure deletion modes only when you really want to ‘SECURE’ delete files.

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