Easy Shred File Shredder

runs on Windows
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There are trash cans and there are trash cans. When you've got stray bits of this and that, a simple wastebasket will do. But when you've got something you really need to get rid of, you probably want to run it through a shredder first. The same logic applies to your electronic life as well. If you're just deleting junk from your system, drag it to the Recycle Bin and you're done with it. But for the serious stuff—last year's taxes, next year's business projections—you want to take a stronger stand. Remember, stuff you delete from your system isn't really gone—at least not right away—and can be brought back with a little bit of know-how.

If you don't want those things coming back, you need a "file shredder", a tool that, like its namesake, mangles those files beyond recognition and makes it really, really hard to put them back together, if it's even possible. Easy Shred File Shredder falls into this category. Unlike some apps that simply overwrite your deleted data with other data, this tool actually encrypts the data before it overwrites it. The advantage here is that, even if the overwritten data is successfully recovered, it's still encrypted, so that chances that your sensitive documents will somehow be misappropriated is just about zero. And that's a good place to be.

Easy Shred File Shredder is a free download for your Windows machine.

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