As most computer users know, deleting a file isn’t as permanent as it sounds. Typically that file ends up in your Recycle Bin, where anyone can retrieve it (even you—which can be a stroke of luck if you’ve deleted by mistake). Even if you empty the Recycle Bin, the files in it aren’t really gone. A simple piece of software can often retrieve them– and you know that software is readily available to unscrupulous people who might happen upon your PC. Even it is never lost or stolen, files you’d rather not expose can be accessed by repair people or even the next owner of a recycled or re-sold computer.

Does that thought worry you? Don’t have a cow! When you absolutely positively want that file gone, erased, turned to ashes, vaporized and vanished Moo0 FileShrededer can do the job—for free.

Using Moo0 FileShredder couldn’t be easier. Simply open the program and let it run on top of your other programs. Then, select from 4 algorithmic methods of shredding from the Method dropdown (Shred Once, Extra Carefully, Into Ashes, or Vaporize). Open Windows Explorer to find a file or folder you want to delete, and drag it into the Drop Box. Poof! It’s gone, never to be seen again, and unrecoverable. After testing with several files, there does not seem to be a big time difference amongst the 4 options, so you might as well just go with Vaporize. The program can handle very large folders (bigger than what can be deleted to the Recycle Bin), so you might notice differences if you try to delete major data.

You can download Moo0 FileShredder from the trusted CNet download site. It is available for Windows XP and later. (Don’t bother with the manufacturer’s site, as it is rather confusing and hard to navigate.) Be warned that the installation program asks you to agree to download another program in addition to FileShredder. Be sure to deselect that box before proceeding with the download.

Get Moo0 FileShredder today. Then, use the Delete button when you think you maybe want to get rid of a file; and use Moo0 when you’re sure you want to vanish it!

Lisa Hephner

Lisa Hephner

My name is Lisa, and I'm the Vice President of Knowledge, responsible for the management of corporate, product, competitor, marketplace, legal, and regulatory knowledge, and creation and dissemination of knowledge tools using these assets to PaySimple prospects, customers, employees, and partners.

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