I need to send my computer off to be repaired. But am a little worry about
the security of my personal information. I don't keep any sensitive information on any files etc.
Would very much appreciate if some savvy individual on here, could suggest some safeguards.
Unfortunatley I can't get a technician to come down and fix at my home, which would be a much
better option. Even more annoying is that the computer is only two months old.
If it is a boot problem, the technician may not care if you remove the HDD. I only ever bought one prebuilt PC, but when I sent it in for warranty I removed the HDD since we were 100% sure it wasn't the HDDs fault.
The thing I don't understand, is if you don't keep any sensitive information why are you concerned?
There are some repair jobs, where you could pull the hard drive. Though, if it's a software issue, obviously that's not an option. And if hardware is being replaced/upgraded, it may require driver installs/removal. It all depends on the type of repair they are doing.
"The thing I don't understand, is if you don't keep any sensitive information why are you concerned?"
he is lieng and has some sensitive stuff (Captain Obvious SRIKES again). .
On another note, i do not suggest having some safe guard programs.
Most of them are easy to decode with a graphics card, and the only thing they do it make it harder for you to access those files, especially if you forget the password.
The best approach is to use a combined system (for example, rar an archive, get it into some random folder with 20000000000000 almost empty files, make it not visible, stuff like that ).