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ShredIt for Windows

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ShredIt for Windows

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How to install ShredIt for Windows
How to upgrade ShredIt for Windows
How to use the free trial
How to erase a file
How to erase a folder
How to erase disk free space
How to erase a hard drive
How to erase data already deleted
How to use the Confirmation feature
DOD 5220 Overwrite Standard Compliance
DoE Overwrite Standard Compliance
How to use NSA Overwrite Standard Compliance
How to use the "Safe Place" feature


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ShredIt for Windows

ShredIt - Erase a hard drive so the data can't be recoveredShredIt for Windows File Shredder

Wipe a file, erase a hard drive with this easy to use File Shredder - computer privacy software that shreds data so it can't be recovered.

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This easy to use file shredder | hard drive eraser offers all the features you need to clean a hard drive, wipe a file and more - as well as the ease of use and safety features you really want from data file shredder software.

Throwing data in the computer trash does not remove the file contents from the hard drive, the data can be recovered by someone else.

  • Users who need to dispose of confidential data on an ongoing basis appreciate how easy ShredIt is to use - just drag the file on to the ShredIt icon and ShredIt will wipe the file data so it can ??t be recovered.

  • Users who want to erase the contents of a hard drive before disposing of a computer can be confident that using ShredIt will accomplish the job.

  • Do you need a File Shredder? Take the ShredIt Data Shredder Test. It takes less than 2 minutes, to find out.

Key Features:

ShredIt shreds everything ?? including files, folders, disk free space, files you've already deleted, hard drives, external hard drives and even floppy disks

ShredIt is easy to use
Step-by-step instructions will have you up and running in less than 15 minutes. With the option to ??drag and drop ?? or ??select from menu ??, you can use ShredIt the way you ??re most comfortable. With the progress bar, you ??ll know exactly what ??s happening.

ShredIt has built-in safety features
Since there is no way to recover an item that is accidentally shredded, ShredIt comes with built-in safety features, including:
 The ??Confirm before Shred ?? feature.
 The ??Safe Place ?? feature.
 The ??Don ??t panic ?? disk shredding feature.
 Comprehensive documentation.

Optional Overwrite Standards Compliance - Optional compliance with US Department of Defense (DoD), US Department of Energy (DoE), NSA and Gutmann overwrite standards.

Overwrite Options - A configurable overwrite pattern and number of overwrites.

ShredIt is cross-platform, making ShredIt an ideal choice for the multi-platform office. There ??s a ShredIt version for Mac OS X, Mac OS 9, Mac OS 8, Mac OS 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows ME,Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

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Proven Track Record - ShredIt software has been sucessfully erasing data for over 10 years.

See for yourself how easy it is to
erase a file
erase files you've already deleted
erase a hard drive so the data can't be recoverd

Download a free trial of ShredIt File Shredder NOW

Get it from CNET Download.com!

"Shredit for Windows is a privacy application that is designed to securely erase individual files, free space, or entire hard drives. The software lets you pick the write pattern and the number of writes. A number of different government standards are supported."

"What can you do to keep your data safe? Get a disk-wiping program, preferably one that meets the U.S. Department of Defense's Media Sanitation Guidelines. ... download a third-party application like Mireth Technology's ShredIt X ($25, free trial available), which lets you shred files (in other words, overwrite the contents of a file multiple times) as well as wipe your local hard drive, network hard drives and CD-RWs. (There's a Windows version as well.) "

Article: "How to Clear Your Data off a Device"
Preston Gralla

"One basic privacy measure, however, is easily overlooked: proper data destruction....ShredIt, is available in versions for both Windows and Macintosh computers from Mireth Technology ($19.95 for downloaded versions at www.mireth.com). The program's overwrite methods include user-defined options with up to 35 passes. Another useful feature, in the Macintosh version, is the option to overwrite rewritable CD's. "

Article: "Deleted but Not Gone (pdf)"
Tom Fitzgerald
New York Times

"The Windows Recycle Bin is not the end for your deleted files. In fact, deleted files linger even after you've emptied the Recycle Bin. That information could be recovered and read if your computer is stolen.... Fortunately, there are tools to help ensure that deleted files are truly gone. They're commonly called shredders... A few that I've found are ShredIt ($20).... "

Article (link): "Kim Komando's Tip of the Day: How to delete files for good"
Kim Komando
The Kim Komando Show

"ShredIt ($30 or less at mireth.com/shredit.html) can erase files and drives and comes in versions for most Windows and Macintosh systems.... "

Article: "Q. What's the best way to make sure all information is completely erased from my hard drive before I donate my computer to charity?"
J.D. Biersdorfer
New York Times

"When you delete a file from your computer, only the file reference is deleted. The data is still retrievable...Drag a file to ShredIt and watch it disappear forever. "

Article (link): "Kim Komando's Shareware Pick"
Kim Komando
The Kim Komando Show

"Recently, two MIT students found during their two-year study that over half of the hard drives collected had recoverable data. Even more eye-opening: A good number of those drives contained personal information, such as credit card numbers, medical records, and personal letters. "

Article: "Ultimate Data Destruction"
Feb 2003
Tech TV
The Screen Savers

"ShredIt is a great utility. Works as advertised - how often do you see that!"


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