Today's Topic: Erasing Unwanted HDD Data, For Speed And Space

Porn Eraser Software

A quick search on Google or some other search engine will rapidly reveal the depth of software products that are available to clean up hard drives. Typically these products approach drive cleanup techniques from varying perspectives. A typical example is the eraser software software variety, several are for-profit software and some are open source. However there are more things these applications can perform; for example some can clean up orphaned data, clean up porn files, detect pirated software, and reveal where all the free space on your disk has gone.

Having a clean computer is critical. But though cleaning out your computer is well worth the effort, you have to make sure you have also considered the risks prior to rushing in. Keep in mind that personal files may accidentally be erased during the use of automated software or when cleaning the files yourself. In any case the cleanup process for files that are no longer needed requires some commitment in terms of time especially if manual scanning is performed but even using software for the task will take time as well. These are minor issues though and the benefits certainly outweigh any of these minimal shortcomings.

Applications specifically designed to clean up a computer drives can be loosely categorized into just a few classes. To begin with we can define the set of general cleanup tools like the free 'DCleaner' utility that purge useless files and folders and recover room on the disk. There are 'PC privacy' tools clean up internet tracks and get rid of the previously typed URLs from drop down lists stored as history within your browser records, software such as Privacy Eraser. Now there is also porn detection software that is able to detect the presence of pornography and a range of other inappropriate files and can manage the cleanup of the ones that should not be there. The last category of cleaners consists of forensic style software which, by writing random garbage over existing data, completely erases it from any part of the hard drive, such that it may not be found by others.