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Norton, "Clean Your Disks">"Bleach Free Space"

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by .264 magnum, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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    Any idea how well Norton's "Bleaching" free space works in a Vista environment?
     
  2. MikeG22

    MikeG22 CLM

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    It probably just overwrites the free space with 0's and 1's a bunch of times so that file recovery software would not be able to see anything sitting in that space.
     

  3. grokdesigns

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    CCleaner will do the same thing, and I'd trust it over Norton any day.
     
  4. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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    I don't get all the Norton hate.
     
  5. Furant

    Furant Millennium Member

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    All this time I've been using CCleaner and I didn't realize it could do secure erase. I guess it helps to look through the options.

    thanks.