File Shredder is an advanced security tool for Windows which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with US Dod 5220.22-M erasure method.
With File Shredder you can remove files from your hard drive without fear they could be recovered. There are quite a few software tools today for retrieval of deleted files under Windows OS. Those tools, often referred to as "file recovery" software, are taking advantage of shortcoming of WIndows "delete" command that we all use regularly to delete files. Actually, the "delete" operation in Windows only removes bits of information from files so they appear deleted in OS. It is easy to retrieve those files using aforementioned specialized file recovery software.
In order to remove, or shred files permanently from your system you have to use a program that is capable of rewriting the files with random series of binary data multiple times. This process is often called shredding. That way, the actual content of the file has been overwritten and the possibilities to recover such a shredded file are mostly theoretical.
File Shredder has been developed as fast, safe and reliable tool to shred company files. The author of this program released it free under GNU licence and you are welcome to download File Shredder and use it without any restrictions. File Shredder is simple but powerful program that surpasses manu commercial file shredders out there. The Author believes that such a utility should be available to anyone for free and that permanent and safe removal of confidential documents is a matter of basic right to privacy.
Securely wiping files - you can configure File Shredder to overwrite a file data with random information up to 15 times, so it is practically impossible to recover the original data.
Integration with Windows Explorer - You can wipe your files or folders right from Windows Explorer. To do this just select the files or folders you want to process, then click them with right mouse button and select "Destroy with Shredder" from the Explorer's pop-up menu.
Drop Target Window - To make drag & drop really convenient, you can use a little drop target window which always stays on top of other windows.