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"sunseeker" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> 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
> 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