Free tool to make already deleted files and folders unrecoverable. Includes several security algorithms to make anti-recovery process the most effective. Easy interface allows you in a few steps select disks, see estimated completion time and choose some additional options.
This tool can run on any hard disks and almost any removable storage (like USB disks) where you have deleted some sensitive data so nobody will be able to restore it. Recommended for any sort of users: home and corporate (banks, military, attorneys e.t.c.) because top security standards used in the program.
# Why this program should overwrite all free disk space?
While working Prevent Restore takes all free disk space, but when finished free space will be returned to previous condition. Don't worry about that. Its made to make sure that all possible free space was overwritten. The main reason why it should be done this way is that Windows write files to any place on the hard disk - to the end of free space, to the beginning, in the middle... And the result is that deleted files located everywhere! That's why its important to fill out all free disk space.
# Will it work with removable storage?
Yes, Prevent Restore can wipe deleted files on any disk like usb flash disk, memory stick or any other sort of removable disk (media storage). However you cannot use it on CD (CDR, DVD) - such disks should be physically burn to avoid any possibility of recovery.
# Clears Windows paging file (virtual memory cache)
Some programs can store unencrypted (as text) passwords or other sensitive information in computer's memory. Because of the Windows virtual memory structure, this information can be located in the paging file. Prevent Restore will wipe contents of this system file to protect your privacy.
# Maximum speed
Because your hard disk free space can be over hundred Gigs, complete anti-recovery process can take a while. For example, up to one hour or even more on a large disk free space. Its normal. You can leave Prevent Restore working and it will turn off computer when done. There is also built-in option to prevent computer from StandBy mode to make sure all operations will be fully complete.
Changelog for this release:
We made new web site and this version includes links to our new web site. You should install this update because the old version will not work correctly anymore.