Tips

Before selling or giving away my computer, is it possible to erase all the sensitive data?

Yes, you can and should erase your personal data before disposing of a computer.  Imagine selling your PC and letting the buyer have access to your personal data, especially if you used the PC professionally.  To delete your personal information, the first and simplest solution is to reformat your hard disk.  You can also buy specialized off-the-shelf software capable of erasing all your personal data and ensuring that it is undetectable and unrecoverable.
Rate this tip: 
Views: 
7997
Rate: 
3.157895
  • My comment
  • Comments [0]

Add new comment

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.

No comments available


Related content


Focus [2]

N°36 What’s Up With Educational Technology?

Computers are no longer the wave of the future, they are embedded in our daily lives and they're here to stay.  "Google" is now a verb that keeps us just seconds away from anything we want to ...

N°30 Seven Security Tips for Mobile Workers

Are you using your own Apple or Android smartphone or tablet for work? Industry researchers at IDG estimate that 84% of companies already allow this in one form or another.The benefits of this tren...


If you do not findthe answer you're looking for...

Ask your question