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ShredIt X for OS X

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How to install ShredIt X
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How to shred a file
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How to erase disk free space
How to erase previously deleted files
How to erase a hard drive
How to erase an external hard drive
How to erase a USB Flash Drive
How to erase internet files
How to erase a CD-RW
How to safely shred an alias
How to use the “Safe Place” feature
How to schedule free space shredding
How to enable “confirm before shredding”
How to verify what was shredded
DOD 5220 overwrite standard shredding
DoE overwrite standard shredding
NSA overwrite standard shredding
Gutmann overwrite standard shredding


ShredIt for Mac OS X
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ShredIt X
File Shredder / Hard Drive Cleaner
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ShredIt - Erase a hard drive so the data can't be recovered

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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ShredIt is the file shredder / hard drive cleaner that 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 File Shredder 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 X shreds everything - use it to erase files, a folder, disk free space, files you've already deleted, a hard drive, an external hard drive, a USB Flash Drive, CD-RWs and even a floppy disk

    ShredIt X 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 X the way you’re most comfortable. With the progress bar, you’ll know exactly what’s happening.

    ShredIt X has built-in safety features
    Since there is no way to recover an item that is accidentally shredded, ShredIt X comes with built-in safety features, including:
    • The “Confirm before Shred” feature.
    • The “Safe Place” feature.
    • The “Don't Panic” free space erase / disk wiping feature.
    • Comprehensive documentation.
    • Step-by-step online tutorials.

    Optional Standards Compliance - Optional compliance with US Department of Defense (DoD 5220), US Department of Energy (DoE), NSA and Gutmann electronic shredding 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, 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP and Vista.

    Proven Track Record - ShredIt software has been sucessfully erasing data for over 15 years.

    Free Trial. Download a free trial of ShredIt X now and see for yourself how easy ShredIt X is to use.

    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 recovered

    Download a free trial of ShredIt X File Shredder NOW

    "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

    "Mac users looking for disk-wiping programs can use ... Mireth Technology’s ShredIt X. ."

    "Mireth ShredIt X is for users who may need to securely wipe an entire drive but who may also need to dispose of confidential data on an ongoing basis. These users appreciate how easy ShredIt X is to use."

    Review: "Mireth Technology ShredIt X (pdf)"
    MaUse DoubleClick

    "It is so rare that a software company provides such an informative and direct response as yours. I truly appreciate your quick and factual response. Cudos! ... I now feel quite confident, after reading your reply, that my $19.95 investment was well spent! ... Thank you for your support and information. More appropriately, "thank you" on behalf of the school, for they will get my three computers...I will sleep better!!!"


    "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

    "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

    "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

    "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

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