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Software to completely Erase hard drive contents

Does Norton have an application that can be used to completely erase my old PC's hard drive before I either donate or recycling it?

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Re: Software to completely Erase hard drive contents

More helpful info is here as well. https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-wipe-your-hard-drive

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Re: Software to completely Erase hard drive contents

Hello ccstlw. I've asked for your post to be moved to the Other Norton Products and Services board where it will gain the appropriate attention for an answer. This board is for the Norton Core router which will become end of life Jan 31, 2022.

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Re: Software to completely Erase hard drive contents

You can download and use the free CCleaner .

It has a drive wiper which will overwrite your drive any number of times you specify. This process will take many hours depending on the size and speed of your hard drive. This is not for an SSD. This will overwrite all free space so you can delete files first.

If you want to format your drive you can do a clean install of Windows and this will wipe out everything and reinstall Windows from scratch.

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Re: Software to completely Erase hard drive contents

More helpful info is here as well. https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-wipe-your-hard-drive

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MS Certified Professional : Windows 11 Home/Pro 23H2 x 64 build 22631.3155 / Windows 10 Pro x 64 version 22H2 / build 19045.4046 / Norton Security Ultra / Norton 360 Deluxe ver. 22.24.1.6 / Opera GX LVL5 (core:106.0.4998.76) 64 bit-Early Access w/Norton Chrome Extensions / Android 14 One UI 6.1

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