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Kudos0

Secure Erase

 I do hate to show my age, but years ago, Norton had a Security Erase program on their (excuse the term) floppy that would securely erase, overwrite and erase again a file or another floppy, to make sure there wasn't anything readable on the disk.  I didn't have any use for it back then but I want to erase an old Hard Drive before I dispose of it.  Formatting the drive just doesn't remove any data securely enough.  If Norton doesn't offer it any more, is there a product out there that someone is familiar with and would give that product a recommendation?

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Secure Erase

Do you have CCleaner installed? It has a Drive Wiper feature.

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Kudos1 Stats

Re: Secure Erase

You could also try the hard drive manufacturer's site for a utility program.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Secure Erase

Hi PC_confused

A pair of goggles a hammer and some nails, drive the nails through the hard drive and even if  someone removes the disc the stylus can’t track over the damage.

Norton utilities 15 have a shred your files, which permanently destroys files.

Check out Killdisk.

ATB

intesec

Kudos0

Re: Secure Erase

I use "Darik's Boot And Nuke" (DBAN).

http://sourceforge.net/projects/dban/?source=recommended

Be carefull if your unsure of how it works and to be safe have ONLY the drive attached you want to nuke.

Dave

Kudos0

Re: Secure Erase

  Peterweb thanks for your suggestion.  I went to the MFG's site and they offered two programs.  One was a quick erase, not very secure, and the other was a zero write program that was supposly very secure.  I can  now throw that hard drive away.  Of course intesec's suggestion would work also..  Thanks for all the replys..

Kudos0

Re: Secure Erase

Why not combune intesec's solution with mine? Get out your frustrations  

Glad I could help.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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