Shredder methods

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by Ocky, Aug 28, 2007.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Ayone know which method of shredding is used by AVG AntiSpyware ?
    (eg. Guttmann, US DoD 5220-22 M or others).

    I suppose shredding of folders (directories) can also be done ?

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  2. Tarq57

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    Looking in my AVG AS (free) > Tools> Shredder offers the options 1 overwrite (fast) 4 (secure) or 10 (paranoid).
    By comparison Ccleaner offers 1, 3, or 7.
    Eraser 1,3,7, or Gnuttman35.
    Guttman is 35 passes. DoD usually 7, I think. I would imagine 4 would be more than enough to take care of confidential data.
    Sorry, I've rabbited on...
     
  3. Carver

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    It really depends what your erasing, a single file; email or freespace. A single doesn't take long. I used to think A single pass of Pseudorandom Data was enough for wiping freespace till I tryed DOD 7 passes and came up with 1550 files just on C drive and I use Eraser v5.7, I rabbit on too. Sorry. :blink:
     
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    Thanks for rabbiting on. :D Seems Eraser is king, and I may give it a chance
    on my 'puter. Carver, have you had any problems using the available
    features Eraser offers ? The free-space wiping is undoubtably useful, but
    there was a FAQ post complaining about the free-space being drastically
    reduced after running Eraser.

    Sorry somewhat off-topic maybe. Will allow moderators to remove. ;)
     
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    http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/faq.php
     
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