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Anonymous
January 15, 2005 1:41:03 PM

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hello!

i wonder whether Windows XP either Home Edition or XP Pro features a
built-in file-and activity/registry-key shredder rewriting over data in order
to securely delete them??

(otherwise it is necessary to choose such software among the many featured
on download.com and i need advice to know which one is the better)

so is the answer yes for Windows Home Edition and for XP Pro?

if it is no,it is a pity!

same question about adware/spyware protection...
Anonymous
January 16, 2005 1:23:51 AM

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"sunseeker" <sunseeker@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:43920F57-0496-456E-8DAD-99C63AECE2E7@microsoft.com...
> hello!
>
> i wonder whether Windows XP either Home Edition or XP Pro features a
> built-in file-and activity/registry-key shredder rewriting over data in
> order
> to securely delete them??
>
> (otherwise it is necessary to choose such software among the many featured
> on download.com and i need advice to know which one is the better)
>
> so is the answer yes for Windows Home Edition and for XP Pro?
>
> if it is no,it is a pity!
>
> same question about adware/spyware protection...
>
>

Neither version of XP has anything to do that.

One easy-to-use, and free, tool is Eraser.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/eraser/ Integrates nicely with Explorer so
you can just right-click and Erase. I don't think it does anything to the
registry though... just files. (Not sure what you want to do with the
registry.)


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Colin Nash
Microsoft MVP
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