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Anonymous
June 28, 2005 11:10:37 AM

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bcwipe ?

evidence eliminator?

or what?

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Anonymous
June 28, 2005 11:10:38 AM

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BC Wipe is good. I use it.

There is also Shred II from PC Magazine that wipes to meet the requirements
of the D.O.D.


--
Don
Vancouver, USA


"vg4t3mkd8" <hhh123@nowhere.org> wrote in message
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> bcwipe ?
>
> evidence eliminator?
>
> or what?
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 11:26:22 AM

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3 pound sledge hammer



"vg4t3mkd8" <hhh123@nowhere.org> wrote in message
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| bcwipe ?
|
| evidence eliminator?
|
| or what?
Related resources
June 28, 2005 11:53:30 AM

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vg4t3mkd8 wrote:

> bcwipe ?
>
> evidence eliminator?
>
> or what?

CyberScrub Privacy suite is another option. Hard to quantify what is
the best. Best at doing what? Ease of use, options, what?

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 12:37:18 PM

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Cyberscrub is a good utility, that has a number features. Not freeware
or shareware - has different levels or erasure and some handy context
menu options. I'm not using the latest version, but the product info page
is found here:
http://cyberscrub.com/

"vg4t3mkd8" <hhh123@nowhere.org> wrote in message
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> bcwipe ?
>
> evidence eliminator?
>
> or what?
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 2:17:40 PM

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try eraser 5.3 freeware. Search google.com for the download.
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 5:24:32 PM

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Hi

What kind of files are you wanting to wipe? Some of these 'wiping' programs
may wipe more than you want to and render your PC unbootable!!

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"vg4t3mkd8" <hhh123@nowhere.org> wrote in message
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> bcwipe ?
>
> evidence eliminator?
>
> or what?
June 28, 2005 5:24:33 PM

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FDISK..


"Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi
>
> What kind of files are you wanting to wipe? Some of these 'wiping'
> programs may wipe more than you want to and render your PC unbootable!!
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "vg4t3mkd8" <hhh123@nowhere.org> wrote in message
> news:rhf2c15aqbv1rpic7gdo36818lvjutoolu@4ax.com...
>> bcwipe ?
>>
>> evidence eliminator?
>>
>> or what?
>
>
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 5:24:34 PM

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Formatting does not remove data, it just creates a new table
of data locations. Most data can be recovered and
formatting can even be undone.

Google for "DOD wipe" or "CIA hard drive wipe" to find out
how. But for really secure data destruction and security, a
3 pound sledge applied to the hard drive and then a very hot
fire (acetylene torch) will keep anybody from finding your
poker winnings, secret plans or those pictures/movies.

Or don't put anything in a computer you don't want anybody
else to know about, ever.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
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| FDISK..
|
|
| "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
| news:eWK5cx9eFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > Hi
| >
| > What kind of files are you wanting to wipe? Some of
these 'wiping'
| > programs may wipe more than you want to and render your
PC unbootable!!
| >
| > --
| >
| > Will Denny
| > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
| > Please reply to the News Groups
| >
| >
| > "vg4t3mkd8" <hhh123@nowhere.org> wrote in message
| > news:rhf2c15aqbv1rpic7gdo36818lvjutoolu@4ax.com...
| >> bcwipe ?
| >>
| >> evidence eliminator?
| >>
| >> or what?
| >
| >
|
|
June 28, 2005 5:24:35 PM

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Jim, I was joking ; )


"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:o Nur2$9eFHA.2244@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Formatting does not remove data, it just creates a new table
> of data locations. Most data can be recovered and
> formatting can even be undone.
>
> Google for "DOD wipe" or "CIA hard drive wipe" to find out
> how. But for really secure data destruction and security, a
> 3 pound sledge applied to the hard drive and then a very hot
> fire (acetylene torch) will keep anybody from finding your
> poker winnings, secret plans or those pictures/movies.
>
> Or don't put anything in a computer you don't want anybody
> else to know about, ever.
>
>
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>
>
>
> "Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:o %23wWk29eFHA.3012@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> | FDISK..
> |
> |
> | "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
> | news:eWK5cx9eFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | > Hi
> | >
> | > What kind of files are you wanting to wipe? Some of
> these 'wiping'
> | > programs may wipe more than you want to and render your
> PC unbootable!!
> | >
> | > --
> | >
> | > Will Denny
> | > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> | > Please reply to the News Groups
> | >
> | >
> | > "vg4t3mkd8" <hhh123@nowhere.org> wrote in message
> | > news:rhf2c15aqbv1rpic7gdo36818lvjutoolu@4ax.com...
> | >> bcwipe ?
> | >>
> | >> evidence eliminator?
> | >>
> | >> or what?
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 5:24:36 PM

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OK, it is early and my sense of humor isn't awake yet.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uv7PGF%23eFHA.1600@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| Jim, I was joking ; )
|
|
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
in message
| news:o Nur2$9eFHA.2244@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > Formatting does not remove data, it just creates a new
table
| > of data locations. Most data can be recovered and
| > formatting can even be undone.
| >
| > Google for "DOD wipe" or "CIA hard drive wipe" to find
out
| > how. But for really secure data destruction and
security, a
| > 3 pound sledge applied to the hard drive and then a very
hot
| > fire (acetylene torch) will keep anybody from finding
your
| > poker winnings, secret plans or those pictures/movies.
| >
| > Or don't put anything in a computer you don't want
anybody
| > else to know about, ever.
| >
| >
| > --
| > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
| > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| > some support
| > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
| >
| >
| >
| > "Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
| > news:o %23wWk29eFHA.3012@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| > | FDISK..
| > |
| > |
| > | "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
| > | news:eWK5cx9eFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > | > Hi
| > | >
| > | > What kind of files are you wanting to wipe? Some of
| > these 'wiping'
| > | > programs may wipe more than you want to and render
your
| > PC unbootable!!
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | >
| > | > Will Denny
| > | > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
| > | > Please reply to the News Groups
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > "vg4t3mkd8" <hhh123@nowhere.org> wrote in message
| > | > news:rhf2c15aqbv1rpic7gdo36818lvjutoolu@4ax.com...
| > | >> bcwipe ?
| > | >>
| > | >> evidence eliminator?
| > | >>
| > | >> or what?
| > | >
| > | >
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
June 28, 2005 5:24:37 PM

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lol, I know and only Tuesday : (


"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
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> OK, it is early and my sense of humor isn't awake yet.
>
>
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>
>
>
> "Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uv7PGF%23eFHA.1600@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> | Jim, I was joking ; )
> |
> |
> | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
> in message
> | news:o Nur2$9eFHA.2244@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> | > Formatting does not remove data, it just creates a new
> table
> | > of data locations. Most data can be recovered and
> | > formatting can even be undone.
> | >
> | > Google for "DOD wipe" or "CIA hard drive wipe" to find
> out
> | > how. But for really secure data destruction and
> security, a
> | > 3 pound sledge applied to the hard drive and then a very
> hot
> | > fire (acetylene torch) will keep anybody from finding
> your
> | > poker winnings, secret plans or those pictures/movies.
> | >
> | > Or don't put anything in a computer you don't want
> anybody
> | > else to know about, ever.
> | >
> | >
> | > --
> | > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> | > some support
> | > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | > "Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
> | > news:o %23wWk29eFHA.3012@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> | > | FDISK..
> | > |
> | > |
> | > | "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
> | > | news:eWK5cx9eFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> | > | > Hi
> | > | >
> | > | > What kind of files are you wanting to wipe? Some of
> | > these 'wiping'
> | > | > programs may wipe more than you want to and render
> your
> | > PC unbootable!!
> | > | >
> | > | > --
> | > | >
> | > | > Will Denny
> | > | > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> | > | > Please reply to the News Groups
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > | > "vg4t3mkd8" <hhh123@nowhere.org> wrote in message
> | > | > news:rhf2c15aqbv1rpic7gdo36818lvjutoolu@4ax.com...
> | > | >> bcwipe ?
> | > | >>
> | > | >> evidence eliminator?
> | > | >>
> | > | >> or what?
> | > | >
> | > | >
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 5:24:38 PM

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Days of the week...
TGIF
OGIMA

"Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eQEEpa%23eFHA.2556@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| lol, I know and only Tuesday : (
|
|
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
in message
| news:o 0XkRM%23eFHA.612@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > OK, it is early and my sense of humor isn't awake yet.
| >
| >
| > --
| > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
| > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| > some support
| > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
| >
| >
| >
| > "Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
| > news:uv7PGF%23eFHA.1600@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| > | Jim, I was joking ; )
| > |
| > |
| > | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm>
wrote
| > in message
| > | news:o Nur2$9eFHA.2244@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > | > Formatting does not remove data, it just creates a
new
| > table
| > | > of data locations. Most data can be recovered and
| > | > formatting can even be undone.
| > | >
| > | > Google for "DOD wipe" or "CIA hard drive wipe" to
find
| > out
| > | > how. But for really secure data destruction and
| > security, a
| > | > 3 pound sledge applied to the hard drive and then a
very
| > hot
| > | > fire (acetylene torch) will keep anybody from
finding
| > your
| > | > poker winnings, secret plans or those
pictures/movies.
| > | >
| > | > Or don't put anything in a computer you don't want
| > anybody
| > | > else to know about, ever.
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > --
| > | > The people think the Constitution protects their
rights;
| > | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be
overcome.
| > | > some support
| > | > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
| > | >
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > "Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
| > | > news:o %23wWk29eFHA.3012@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
| > | > | FDISK..
| > | > |
| > | > |
| > | > | "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
| > | > | news:eWK5cx9eFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
| > | > | > Hi
| > | > | >
| > | > | > What kind of files are you wanting to wipe?
Some of
| > | > these 'wiping'
| > | > | > programs may wipe more than you want to and
render
| > your
| > | > PC unbootable!!
| > | > | >
| > | > | > --
| > | > | >
| > | > | > Will Denny
| > | > | > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
| > | > | > Please reply to the News Groups
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | > | > "vg4t3mkd8" <hhh123@nowhere.org> wrote in
message
| > | > | >
news:rhf2c15aqbv1rpic7gdo36818lvjutoolu@4ax.com...
| > | > | >> bcwipe ?
| > | > | >>
| > | > | >> evidence eliminator?
| > | > | >>
| > | > | >> or what?
| > | > | >
| > | > | >
| > | > |
| > | > |
| > | >
| > | >
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 6:47:19 PM

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Are you simply 'wiping' files for your own benefit or are you selling your
pc and want to wipe the drive?
Evidence eliminator is particularly good for wiping your system clean.
For general files i use Eraser http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/ I use the
gutterman erase pattern which erases 35 times. Eraser is a free application
BTW.

--
John Barnett MVP
Associate Expert
http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org



"vg4t3mkd8" <hhh123@nowhere.org> wrote in message
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> bcwipe ?
>
> evidence eliminator?
>
> or what?
Anonymous
June 28, 2005 7:19:55 PM

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Hopefully the OP won't try Fdisk - otherwise he/she could be in trouble!!!!

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uv7PGF%23eFHA.1600@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Jim, I was joking ; )
>
>
> "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
> news:o Nur2$9eFHA.2244@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Formatting does not remove data, it just creates a new table
>> of data locations. Most data can be recovered and
>> formatting can even be undone.
>>
>> Google for "DOD wipe" or "CIA hard drive wipe" to find out
>> how. But for really secure data destruction and security, a
>> 3 pound sledge applied to the hard drive and then a very hot
>> fire (acetylene torch) will keep anybody from finding your
>> poker winnings, secret plans or those pictures/movies.
>>
>> Or don't put anything in a computer you don't want anybody
>> else to know about, ever.
>>
>>
>> --
>> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>> some support
>> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> "Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:o %23wWk29eFHA.3012@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> | FDISK..
>> |
>> |
>> | "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> | news:eWK5cx9eFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> | > Hi
>> | >
>> | > What kind of files are you wanting to wipe? Some of
>> these 'wiping'
>> | > programs may wipe more than you want to and render your
>> PC unbootable!!
>> | >
>> | > --
>> | >
>> | > Will Denny
>> | > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>> | > Please reply to the News Groups
>> | >
>> | >
>> | > "vg4t3mkd8" <hhh123@nowhere.org> wrote in message
>> | > news:rhf2c15aqbv1rpic7gdo36818lvjutoolu@4ax.com...
>> | >> bcwipe ?
>> | >>
>> | >> evidence eliminator?
>> | >>
>> | >> or what?
>> | >
>> | >
>> |
>> |
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
June 29, 2005 12:14:02 AM

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Shouldn't you have had your ; ) with the 'joke'?

If it was a joke I'll add a hammer. That will stop access.
Oh- that's no joke- it's fact.


"Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:uv7PGF%23eFHA.1600@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Jim, I was joking ; )
>
>
> "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
> news:o Nur2$9eFHA.2244@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Formatting does not remove data, it just creates a new table
>> of data locations. Most data can be recovered and
>> formatting can even be undone.
>>
>> Google for "DOD wipe" or "CIA hard drive wipe" to find out
>> how. But for really secure data destruction and security, a
>> 3 pound sledge applied to the hard drive and then a very hot
>> fire (acetylene torch) will keep anybody from finding your
>> poker winnings, secret plans or those pictures/movies.
>>
>> Or don't put anything in a computer you don't want anybody
>> else to know about, ever.
>>
>>
>> --
>> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
>> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
>> some support
>> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>>
>>
>>
>> "Bobby" <blh_24@nospam_hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:o %23wWk29eFHA.3012@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> | FDISK..
>> |
>> |
>> | "Will Denny" <willdenny@mvps.org> wrote in message
>> | news:eWK5cx9eFHA.3808@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> | > Hi
>> | >
>> | > What kind of files are you wanting to wipe? Some of
>> these 'wiping'
>> | > programs may wipe more than you want to and render your
>> PC unbootable!!
>> | >
>> | > --
>> | >
>> | > Will Denny
>> | > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>> | > Please reply to the News Groups
>> | >
>> | >
>> | > "vg4t3mkd8" <hhh123@nowhere.org> wrote in message
>> | > news:rhf2c15aqbv1rpic7gdo36818lvjutoolu@4ax.com...
>> | >> bcwipe ?
>> | >>
>> | >> evidence eliminator?
>> | >>
>> | >> or what?
>> | >
>> | >
>> |
>> |
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
July 1, 2005 5:10:32 AM

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Hi,

One of the best file erasing utilities is Active@KillDisk.

It is capable of completely erasing your HDD with NO opportunity to
restore any data afterwards.

It supports best secure method erase algorithms such as Guttman's and
DoD.

Head on to their site www.killdisk.com for more information and
download.

You can also pay attention to another software, ZDelete (
www.zdelete.com ). This one works like KillDisk but erases SINGLE
files, folders, local internet activities and wipes drives.

-Brona
!