I'm going away and it is important that all of the information on my computer(i.e. files, downloads, personal information, email accounts and browser history)are wiped clean. Suggestions?
wiping all personal information off computer(8 posts)
Ccleaner is best for internet browser history.
For emails you need to knoe what client you are using, unless you know wher they are stored. If you know the location you can use eraser
The simplest way is delete everything normally sending it to Recycle bin then use Ccleaner but make sure you select Wipe Free Space in the left pane...in Ccleaner > Options > Settings you set the no.of times you want it wiped...it'll take a good while in Wipe Free Space mode. Probably worth checking all the greyed out boxes in ccleaner as well if you want go to town on it.
And another thing to remember, is that on every partition, you have to delete every $RECYCLE.BIN folder. Not all the contents are deleted with a normal Empty command.
The Bins will be remade empty afterwards.
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