O&O SafeErase presents itself as software capable of permanently deleting your data without the possibility of recovering it.
Data theft isn't just through malware and the intrusion of your PC. While hackers use big means like phishing campaigns but they are only the cause of theft of personal data information.
Indeed, sale, Donating or rebusing your PC may be the cause. You think that by cleaning or formatting your storage units, you're not risking anything anymore, well that's not true !
There are still traces that some file recovery software can find, use or resell.
To make recovery almost impossible, or at least make it very difficult to achieve, O&O SafeErase relies on six different removal methods.
The program also includes a tool to scan your PC for unsecured deleted temporary files.
According to the Publisher, In addition to the U.S. Department of Defense's standardized suppression methods, (Dod) and the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), you can also select a complex mathematical method (Gutmann method), that meets the highest levels of security. In this scientifically approved data deletion method, the corresponding areas of the hard drive are crushed 35 using precisely defined rules with fixed and random values. In this way, the software even exceeds the requirements of the DoD and the BSI. Rapid deletion can also be done by simply crushing the data with zeroes.
Gutmann's method is an algorithm that allows the contents of a hard drive or file to be safely erased. Created by Peter Gutmann and Colin Plumb, this method writes a series of 35 reasons about the area to be erased.Wikipedia
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