Deleting all traces from computer?

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Re: Deleting all traces from computer?

Post by Dwere on Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:02 am
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So would using "secure deletion" setting at "Gutmann 35 passes" on Ccleaner achieve this? And then using the program to routinely "wipe free space" as well? I'm just trying to understand. Would it delete the locally cached history, cookies, and cached images/websites? Or will those still be there? Just curious honestly, trying to understand what the OP wants, and if my understanding/use of CCleaner has been correct.
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Re: Deleting all traces from computer?

Post by fabianhjr on Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:32 pm
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CCLeaner option only deletes unreferenced("Empty" if you wish) space on the Hard Drive. Mixed with other clean options it would first delete temp data and browsing stuff. Then do the (35 in this case) passes.
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Re: Deleting all traces from computer?

Post by fashizzlepop on Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:53 pm
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35 passes is complete overkill. Clean once with 3 passes then wipe free with 3 passes.
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Re: Deleting all traces from computer?

Post by Goatboy on Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:45 pm
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Gutmann himself said that 35 passes is unnecessary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gutmann_method
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Re: Deleting all traces from computer?

Post by fashizzlepop on Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:28 pm
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To be completely fair to the OP, the only way we can give you an accurate response is if we know WHAT EXACTLY they want removed. Without specifics we can only guess.
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