File deletion utility

SecureClean from WhiteCanyon has been around for much longer than most packages of its nature: utilities that delete files and wipe drives. Even if you don’t have anything to hide, you may not be too happy for third parties to check through your hard drive for old e-mails or financial data. SecureClean works like other secure deletion utilities by overwriting deleted data with a random selection of bits, making it almost impossible to recover lost information.

Where this utility stands out from the crowd is in offering a large range of extra and impressive features. You have the ability to quickly remove cache and temp files, and there’s a drag-and-drop ‘zapper’ that deletes files with minimum fuss (see here for a screenshot). SecureClean 4.0 can also integrate with common e-mail clients such as Outlook and Eudora to remove unwanted messages permanently.

In addition, the program can be automated to regularly clean up files. Be warned, though: these files will be unrecoverable, so use this feature with great care. SecureClean’s interface is slick and easy to use. Our only niggle is that it isn’t very easy to move between scanning and deleting features — if you locate unwanted files, you may need to begin the process again.

SecureClean 4.0
Price: $84
Distributor: Frontier Solutions & Strategies
Phone: (07) 3206 2172
URL: www.frontier-solutions.com.au

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