File Shredder 2000 4.2 for Windows

by Gregory Braun

Avg. Rating 1.0 (2 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.5 MB
License Shareware, $14.95
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 1,015
Publisher Gregory Braun
Homepage File Shredder 2000

Publisher's Description

File Shredder 2000 is a small file utility that will completely erase the contents of sensitive files and folders that you specify. Normal file deletion only removes a file's directory entry, but leaves the data contained in the file on your disk drive. It completely overwrites the contents of a file and then deletes it. To shred files and folders simply drag them to the File Shredder icon in the same way you would the Recycle Bin. You can also shred files by right-clicking on them from the Windows Explorer and selecting the Send To item on the popup context menu. It has two file wiping methods available, a standard two-pass file clearing procedure and an NSA approved seven-pass file erasure method. For normal file deletion operations the two-pass method should be sufficient, but if you want to thoroughly erase a file's contents before deleting it the NSA approved method may be used.

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Ball Sacks

Ball Sacks reviewed v4.2 on Jan 14, 2014

http://www.fileshredder.org/

File Shredder is free desktop application for shredding (destroying) unwanted files beyond recovery

With File Shredder you can remove files from your hard drive without fear they could be recovered. There are quite a few software tools today for retrieval of deleted files under Windows OS. Those tools, often referred to as "file recovery" software, are taking advantage of shortcoming of WIndows "delete" command that we all use regularly to delete files. Actually, the "delete" operation in Windows only removes bits of information from files so they appear deleted in OS. It is easy to retrieve those files using aforementioned specialized file recovery software.

In order to remove, or shred files permanently from your system you have to use a program that is capable of rewriting the files with random series of binary data multiple times. This process is often called shredding. That way, the actual content of the file has been overwritten and the possibilities to recover such a shredded file are mostly theoretical.

File Shredder has been developed as fast, safe and reliable tool to shred company files. The author of this program released it free under GNU licence and you are welcome to download File Shredder and use it without any restrictions. File Shredder is simple but powerful program that surpasses manu commercial file shredders out there. The Author believes that such a utility should be available to anyone for free and that permanent and safe removal of confidential documents is a matter of basic right to privacy.

In File Shredder you can choose between 5 different shredding algorithms, each one gradually stronger than the previous one. It also has integrated Disk Wiper which uses shredding algorithm to wipe unused disk space. More on options of File Shredder check Online Help page.

For more comprehensive protection you can download ArchiCrypt Shredder. It is very powerful commercial application suite which doesn't stop on shredding utility and is priced incredibly low for what it offers. If you don't need all the options of ArchiCrypt shredder and prefer separate utilities for important tasks some of best commercial utilities are produced by Blancco. They have really good Data Cleaner for shredding the whole volumes (Hard Disks) and that is something my File Shredder utility is not supposed to do - yet. But the best overall suite of privacy protection tools I've stumbled upon is from CyberScrub, they have a rock solid and full featured set of applications including data destruction, evidence cleaner, password manager and antivirus.

Fileversion: 2.50
Filesize: 2.33 mb
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httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v4.0 on Nov 24, 2004

"NSA approved". Give me a break. As if the NSA goes public with the methods it actually uses.

Avg. Rating 1.0 (2 votes)
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Ball Sacks

Ball Sacks reviewed v4.2 on Jan 14, 2014

http://www.fileshredder.org/

File Shredder is free desktop application for shredding (destroying) unwanted files beyond recovery

With File Shredder you can remove files from your hard drive without fear they could be recovered. There are quite a few software tools today for retrieval of deleted files under Windows OS. Those tools, often referred to as "file recovery" software, are taking advantage of shortcoming of WIndows "delete" command that we all use regularly to delete files. Actually, the "delete" operation in Windows only removes bits of information from files so they appear deleted in OS. It is easy to retrieve those files using aforementioned specialized file recovery software.

In order to remove, or shred files permanently from your system you have to use a program that is capable of rewriting the files with random series of binary data multiple times. This process is often called shredding. That way, the actual content of the file has been overwritten and the possibilities to recover such a shredded file are mostly theoretical.

File Shredder has been developed as fast, safe and reliable tool to shred company files. The author of this program released it free under GNU licence and you are welcome to download File Shredder and use it without any restrictions. File Shredder is simple but powerful program that surpasses manu commercial file shredders out there. The Author believes that such a utility should be available to anyone for free and that permanent and safe removal of confidential documents is a matter of basic right to privacy.

In File Shredder you can choose between 5 different shredding algorithms, each one gradually stronger than the previous one. It also has integrated Disk Wiper which uses shredding algorithm to wipe unused disk space. More on options of File Shredder check Online Help page.

For more comprehensive protection you can download ArchiCrypt Shredder. It is very powerful commercial application suite which doesn't stop on shredding utility and is priced incredibly low for what it offers. If you don't need all the options of ArchiCrypt shredder and prefer separate utilities for important tasks some of best commercial utilities are produced by Blancco. They have really good Data Cleaner for shredding the whole volumes (Hard Disks) and that is something my File Shredder utility is not supposed to do - yet. But the best overall suite of privacy protection tools I've stumbled upon is from CyberScrub, they have a rock solid and full featured set of applications including data destruction, evidence cleaner, password manager and antivirus.

Fileversion: 2.50
Filesize: 2.33 mb
Download File Shredder

httpd.confused

httpd.confused reviewed v4.0 on Nov 24, 2004

"NSA approved". Give me a break. As if the NSA goes public with the methods it actually uses.

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