1-abc.net File Washer is a secure erase tool for Windows. It allows you to erase your files, folders, and even entire hard drives in a way that it will make it very difficult or even impossible for people to recover or restore those files even using forensic tools.
The application has quite a few algorithms, which vary in complexity. The weakest algorithm used by this app overwrites data using $00. It is such a basic approach that most recovery tools can reverse the process. The more complex algorithms use more advanced approaches. For example, you can use the Gutman Method, which overwrites data 35 times to prevent recovery of the files. The more secure the approach and the bigger the file, the longer it will take to securely delete it.
1-abc.net File Washer has a few advanced features. From the "functions" menu, you can delete all Recycle Bin contents using one of the supported algorithms, or you can delete a complete drive or a specific folder. It can also delete your cookies and your Internet Explorer History.
- It works well.
- Nice interface