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Computer Saftey

by LordVaderr / September 15, 2009 8:52 PM PDT

Hello all
Was wondering when i buy a New Comp & use it for few days
Chk my Bank a/c or Buy stuff online with my Credit card

& if i return my comp back (with the 15days) or sell it after 1 yr
whats the Risk of someone knowing my login IDS or bank a/c or credit cards I have used

Or what software do i use to make sure everything is Cleaned off & wont be tracked ?

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The risk is there.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 15, 2009 9:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Computer Saftey

I wouldn't even attempt to do that on a computer I intend to return after 15 days, as the only sure way to remove such information is to completely wipe the hard disk with a utility such as DBAN, which nukes all the data off the hard disk.

Wiping the OS off a hard disk you intend to return may upset the retailer.

Even on a computer I own, I would DBAN the drive before I sold it on or gave it away.


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by LordVaderr / September 15, 2009 9:56 PM PDT
In reply to: The risk is there.

Anything else Simpler to do ?
Dban looks complicated

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Data removal/overwrite
by Phil Crase / September 16, 2009 12:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Hi

Drive scrubber by IOLO software, set for high overwrite.

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