O&O SafeErase

Product: O&O SafeErase
Developer: O&O Software
Release: v8
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Key Features 

 

There is the possibility that your personal photos or business data may easily fall into the wrong hands and to the public, if you want to sell, give away or dispose off your old computer - because clicking on Delete does not mean that the data is destroyed irrevocably. Even formatting the hard disk is not enough to completely remove your data. With O&O SafeErase you can SafeErase your data using approved procedures so that a reconstruction is no longer possible, even if using specialized software.

The deletion processes employed by O&O SafeErase you can choose from various algorithms to delete files. Methods are offered, which are recommended and used by the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the German Federal Office of Information Security (BSI). In other words, the highest standard in security.

 

New and enhanced functions

In addition to many smaller adjustments O&O SafeErase 5 includes an analytical tool that scans your computer for temporary and unsafe deleted files. With just few clicks, you can clean your computer so that unauthorized persons do not have a chance to spy out old files for possible abuse. SSDs are also automatically detected and deletions are executed via the TRIM command while conserving resources. The advanced report management and administrating deletion lists for repeated activities make the use of O&O SafeErase even more convenient.

Internet security

While you surf the Internet, your browser usually stores Internet files on your hard disk unnoticed. These files can provide information on websites visited or passwords. Whether cookies, form data or browsing history - O&O SafeErase lists all the saved information for each browser you use, and you can then SafeErase them individually or bundled together. Once deleted, nobody will be able to detect your Internet activity and your online accounts are protected from unauthorized access.

SafeErasing your entire computer

Deleting the entire computer allows you to SafeErase all your data before its sale, transfer or disposal. All files, settings, applications and the operating system are deleted so that a recovery is impossible. You can rest assured that nobody can restore your data and abuse it. With O&O SafeErase you can even SafeErase your entire computer without a start medium (e.g. Boot CD).

Six methods for your security

O&O SafeErase allows you to choose from six different deletion methods, depending on your individual needs. The methods of deletion differ in the number of runs and the kind of overwriting process. These methods ensure maximum security, whatever your needs. In addition to standardized deletion methods of the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) you can also select a complex mathematical method (Gutmann method), which matches the highest security levels. In this scientifically approved method of data deletion, the corresponding areas of the hard disk are overwritten 35 times following precisely defined rules both with fixed and with random values. This allows O&O SafeErase to even exceed the requirements of the DoD and the BSI. For a quick deletion you can also simply overwrite data with zeros.

Increasing effectiveness

The support of modern multi-core processors enables a more efficient deletion by O&O SafeErase. To save time for special settings and combinations of deletions, you can save your activities in deletion lists and reload them whenever necessary.