The fact that Windows throws deleted data into something called the "Recycling Bin" doesn't actually mean the file is not recoverable, nor does it signify that the data has been removed permanently from your hard drive. That's when programs like HardWipe come in handy.
With HardWipe, you are able to permanently delete files from virtually any type of storage device. It is completely free and offers a number of options.
The way in which HardWipe works is by locating remnants of delete data on your hard drive and then overwriting it with random data, making it virtually impossible to recover.
The utility of this program is especially useful if you're giving your computer away or selling it to a third party; that means your data will be unrecoverable, thereby ensuring your personal privacy, keeping wandering eyes from your most precious data.
The interface of HardWipe is easy-to-use and provides a very simple way to permanently delete data you don't want recovered. Additionally, HardWipe can remove and permanently erase data from the Windows swapfile which may contain private information.
Overall, this program provides an extra level of security and is perfect for removing data you do not want to fall into the wrong hands.Hardwipe features and highlights:
Hardwipe is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from secure cleaning software without restrictions. Hardwipe 5.2.1 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this drive cleaner software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of Hardwipe may be available from Big Angry Dog.
We have tested Hardwipe 5.2.1 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]