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Free File Wiper v1.91

Protect your privacy by securely deleting files with this portable app

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 09 March 2015
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Downloads To Date: 3529
Developer: Free Software Project
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Free File Wiper
Securely delete files you no longer need with Free File Wiper

Free File Wiper is a simple tool which helps you securely delete confidential files so that they can't be recovered later.

You've probably seen plenty of programs which promise the same, but Free File Wiper is unusually easy to use. There's no bulky interface to explore, at least not initially, just a trash can icon which floats on your desktop; drag and drop files onto this and they'll be despatched forever. (And this really is "forever", there's no chance of recovery here, so be very careful when choosing the files to destroy.)

If you need more control, right-click the icon for additional options. The most useful is the "Wipe Method", which defines exactly how your files will be destroyed. Methods range from deleting and overwriting with zeros, to deleting and overwriting seven times with a combination of zeroes, ones and random characters. The process is fairly swift, although the greater the number of overwrites, the longer things take.

Please note, the program will by default install browser toolbars. Pay special attention during the setup process and click "Skip" or clear the checkboxes next to anything you don't want.

Version 1.91:

- fixed exe version number

Verdict:

Free File Wiper offers peace of mind when it comes to deleting sensitive files, and using it could hardly be simpler.

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Windows 10 October 2018 Update (build 1809)

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This is the latest version of Windows October 2018 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a Windows 8 twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

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Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

Fall Creators Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO here will give you build 1809 which is the October 2018 Update.

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