Financial data, work documents, health records, login details - most PCs hold at least some sensitive information that really shouldn't be shared with the world. And so when you've finished with a confidential file then you'll probably want to delete it right away, especially if others have access to your system.
But there's a problem. Deleting doesn't wipe the data from your hard drive, and anyone with a good undelete tool may be able to recover it for days, weeks, even months afterwards.
To be sure that confidential data really has gone forever, then, you need a secure delete tool like Laplink SafeErase. This program doesn't simply remove the file from its folder index: it overwrites it multiple times, anything up to 35, to ensure that there's no chance whatsoever that any of the original contents can be restored.
Of course overwriting a file 35 times can be a lengthy process, so Laplink SafeErase offers 6 other options that are less intensive, but still highly secure (the DoD 5220.22-M E standard only overwrites data 3 times, but that's enough to defeat any software recovery tool).
Explorer integration makes the program very easy to use. If you're finished with a file or folder, just right-click it, choose Securely Delete, and it'll be wiped forever.
Laplink SafeErase can also securely wipe your internet cache and history, temporary windows files and free space, at a click. And it's even able to completely erase individual partitions, or an entire hard drive, very useful if you're selling a PC or hard drive and would like to remove all traces of your data first.
Review by Mark Wilson.
Most system performance issues are often a result of other software clashing with your brand new software. For instance, security software can clash with a background process, such as a system maintenance tool or defragmentation software. Another cause of system slowdown, is a result of two software applications performing a similar task. As an example, Windows includes a firewall switched on as a default. Your new security suite is likely to include a firewall. You only need one firewall running. In this example, try turning off your system firewall.
Uninstalling Your New Software
Occasionally you may need to either temporarily or permanently remove your new software.
On a Windows computer, go to the Control Panel and choose Programs and Features. Locate the program within the list, then click it to highlight it. Finally, click the Uninstall button at the top of the list and follow the instructions to remove the program from your PC.
On an Apple Mac computer, using Finder, locate the Applications folder. Within the Applications folder, find the name of the application you wish to remove. Simply drag the icon to your Trash icon in your dock. Empty the Trash to remove the files from your computer.
Still Having Problems?
If you cannot solve your system performance issues or are struggling to remove your software, we advise contacting the software manufacturer. If you placed an order, see the section in the order which states Support options. Alternatively, go to the Contact Us page to contact store support directly.