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I always had in mind that sharing such tools can make it easier for criminals to learn and stay protected from forensics, but today a very strange question was asked by a Girl bringing a very unique but usual case in front of me. 
So what exactly was her question?
Basically, the Girl asked how to delete files from her hard drive? well that isn't a rocket science for anyone I felt its some kind of a joke and I replied just select the file to be deleted press ctrl+del together and the file will be completely deleted it's that simple. 


Instead of me laughing at her joke she told are you making a joke? It's not that easy.
I told her to be more clear what exactly is your question? If you will ask how to delete that's what you are going to get. 
And she explained.

She told she lives in hostel and she shares laptop with her friends and one of her friends was an IT student and he recovered all the personal files which were deleted by her. 



I told right that's very easy for any intelligent IT Student even a good google surfer can do that what's so new. But that's what was her concern, she was about to sell her laptop and was worried about the same situation if the person who is going to purchase may get all her files all her personal files recovered. 



Now that's really a serious issue for everyone I can't specify how much personal our personal computer actually is you all can notice it, and when you are planning to sell it really that can be a trouble. While Ethical Hackers Club talks about privacy and security every-time & I suppose this too is a major privacy concern by users. So for all of those readers who feel the same this post is for you.
When you delete a file, the operating system does not really remove the file from the disk; it only removes the reference of the file from the file system table. The file remains on the disk until another file is created over it, and even after that, it might be possible to recover data by studying the magnetic fields on the disk platter surface.


Before the file is overwritten, anyone can easily retrieve it with a disk maintenance or an undelete utility.
In order to ensure that deleted information doesn't fall into the wrong hands, you can rely on special software that removes data securely and actually permanently.


Eraser:

Eraser is the Advance Security Tool which allows you to completely remove the sensitive data from hard drive by overwriting it several times.
Eraser is a free Software and is distributed under GNU General Public license.

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