from the makers of Crap Cleaner. Good chance that if you remember the folder or file names you'll be able to find & call them back for removal/shredding whatever (assuming they haven't been over written yet). It's free & something to keep on hand. If you have CCleaner, you could put the recovered file(s) into your recycle bin and then open CCleaner and click "Options> click "Settings" and at bottom select "secure deletion" selecting either DOD 3 pass overwrite or NSA 7 pass overwrite. CCleaner is free for home use also (get "other builds": SLIM version for least draw on system resources.
Get Info on what each item to be cleaned is ,select on left side Cleaner Information & print out list.
This is my first post here. Thanks in advance.
I'm using Dell Dimension E520 with XP which has all updates. If it matters I recently used System Clean and Defrag.
I accidently downloaded some stuff from a P2P which I immediately deleated and dumped from my Recycle Bin. Now I find that may not have been enough for peace of mind.
So I want to clean out my HD of all traces of it and of course I don't know where it might be. I know it CAN be overwritten but in fact may never be. I assume I need some software to do it which is why I came here.
Any suggestions welcomed.
So how do I do that without wiping out XP and starting over?