August 20, 2013

Don't End Up Like Edison Chen Photo Scandal, Use Hard Drive Eraser


Remember what happened to actor Edison Chen when he sent his laptop for repair in 2007 which resulted a major scandal not just in the Hong Kong entertainment world, but also attracted high-profile media attention around the world.

image:www.asianoffbeat.com
Remember the data you think you have erased is actually NOT completely removed from your PC. They are still stored on the drive.

There is what they called data remanence. It is the residual representation of data that remains even after attempts have been made to remove or erase the data. [wikipedia]

Don't get yourself into a messy situation like movie star Edison Chen, get any one of these free software to completely remove any left over data from your hard drive today.
 
Here are five free hard drive eraser that can delete data properly from your hard drive:

1. Secure Eraser
 http://download.cnet.com/Secure-Eraser/3000-2094_4-10878790.html

2. Eraser
 http://download.cnet.com/Eraser/3000-2092_4-10231814.html

3. CCCleaner
 http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

4. Revo Uninstaller
 http://www.revouninstaller.com/

5. File Shredder
 http://www.fileshredder.org/


Written by: Kher Cheng Guan