Quickly and securely wipe files, folders and free space to prevent unauthorized users from recovering files using specialized tools
Alternate File Shredder is a simple-to-use and effective software application that permits you to permanently eliminate files from the computer, in order to prevent other users from recovering it with specialized tools. It features some advanced settings that can be easily tinkered with.
After a brief and uneventful setup procedure, you are welcomed by a regular frame with a clear-cut structure, representing Alternate File Shredder’s interface.
Shred files and folders
It is possible to add files and folders to the task list by dropping them into the main frame while navigating disk locations, and you can check out the name, format and date, along with the time and date of each item.
Shred file names, overwrite data, and wipe free space
Before proceeding with the shredding operation, Alternate File Shredder can be asked to overwrite the data with random information and shred file names to make it even harder for other users to attempt and retrieve the files, ignore write protection (whenever available), and disable deletion confirmations. You can also pick the number of iterations and wipe free space to prevent the retrieval or already deleted items.
Evaluation and conclusion
There were no types of issues throughout our tests, thanks to the fact that Alternate File Shredder did not freeze, crash or pop up error messages. It takes reasonable time to eliminate files and uses low CPU and memory, so it doesn’t hamper system performance. Plus, it lets you examine logged information with the program’s activity.
All in all, Alternate File Shredder comes packed with powerful and easy-to-use options for securely deleting files and folders.