Shred Sensitive Files: Getting Started with Easy File Shredder
With millions of user accounts getting hacked, protecting your sensitive information has become more important than ever before. After all, nobody would want cyber criminals to access their bank statements and tax returns. While a lot of people protect their files using encryption software, not everyone realizes that deleted files can be recovered by hackers and used in a malicious way.
The best way to prevent important files from being recovered by a third party is to use Easy File Shredder to securely delete important files and clean-wipe free disk space. In this article we are going to show you how to do it quickly and easily.
The best way to shred important files is to erase them with Easy File Shredder as soon as you decide to delete them. Don’t wait for these files to accumulate because shredding a lot of files always takes longer than shredding just a few.
To shred your files, simply open Easy File Shredder, click on Shred Files, select the files you want to shred, and click on Start Shredder. That’s all it takes!
If your files don’t contain any important financial data, you can shred them in one or three passes. But if you want to securely delete a financial document, I recommend erasing it in at least seven passes. The more passes there are, the better security the shredding method provides. These methods take more time, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Shredding files is good, but shredding free disk space is also a must. You should do that at least every three months (better even once a month) to prevent already deleted files from being recovered. This way your identity will be protected even if your laptop gets stolen. To shred free disk space, open the program, click on Shred Free Space, add the disk you want to shred and click on the Start Shredder button. That’s all you need to do.