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[Windows] Securely delete files, folders, and drives with 1-abc.net File Washer

2013-11-07_005645 [1]Many people know that when you delete a file or folder from your Windows computer, it isn’t actually deleted — it goes to Recycle Bin and can be restored from there. What most people don’t know, however, is that files and folders deleted from Recycle Bin are also not deleted; they are no longer found on Windows, yes, but your hard drive still stores the data until it is overwritten by new files and folders. This allows people to use data recovery software [2] to recover data you thought is deleted. If you want to ensure your delete data stays deleted, you need a secure erasing program [3]. 1-abc.net File Washer is one such secure erasing program. Let’s see if it worth your time.

WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO

Main Functionality

1-abc.net File Washer is a secure erasing program that allows you to delete files, folders, and whole drives.

Pros

Cons

CONCLUSION AND DOWNLOAD LINK

In terms of features and functionality, there isn’t too many things that are wrong with 1-abc.net File Washer. It does what it claims to do. However, 1-abc.net File Washer also doesn’t have any features that are out of the ordinary. And that is my biggest problem with the program.

1-abc.net File Washer costs $19.95 but it offers you basic features found in almost every secure erasing program — freeware and shareware. So why spend $19.95 on 1-abc.net File Washer when you can get the same functionality (and, in some cases, more features) in freeware programs? I see no reason to. My recommendation is to skip out on 1-abc.net File Washer and to read dotTech’s review on best free secure file erasing programs [3] to learn about excellent — yet free — secure erasers.

Price: $19.95

Version reviewed: 6.00

Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8

Download size: 382 KB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 2/47 [4]

Is it portable? No

1-abc.net File Washer homepage [5]