Shredder8 – delete information without allowing recovery on devices with Windows 8/RT
Most computer users believe that emptying the recycle bin allows you to permanently get rid of placed files to it, but it is not so, and in this way the deleted files can be recovered using special tools. The fact is that Windows deletes the files, but rather only information about where they are stored. To remove the files used so-called shredders. These tools allow you to overwrite the information about the deleted files with random data using several methods, or just convert them into the empty sector. If for this purpose you need an application that is compatible with Windows 8/RT, try Shredder8 – Modern application that deletes files without possibility of recovery.
The application supports a wide range of powerful algorithms removal, one of which described the Russian state standard GOST R 50739-95. Simply put, the app offers the most effective methods to completely delete files in Windows. Shredder8 also supports most types of storage devices – hard drives, solid state drives, USB drives, etc.
To delete files using Shredder8, you first need to click on «Add Files» or «Add Directory». The first allows you to add individual files, and the second – the whole directory.
Adding files and directories through the file Manager with modern interface. Once the required file(s) or folder are selected, click on the button «Open»/»Choose this folder» and the selected items are added to the list of applications. One of the major drawbacks that I noticed while using the app, is that it does not allow to add multiple folders, so they have to be added individually, which takes some time.
When files/folders are added, you can open the drop down menu «Method» and choose the wipe algorithm. It should be noted that the more time spent on the algorithm, the higher its efficiency. For example, for the complete removal of files German VSITR makes seven passes, while the Russian GOST R 50739-95 makes only two.
After selecting the removal algorithm simply click on the red button «Shred». Next, the application to offer to confirm begin the process by pressing the «OK»button.
Overall, Shredder8 is a great little tool that is well suited for removing confidential information from your computer or tablet. The application works on Windows 8 and Windows RT.