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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by hickory, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. hickory macrumors newbie

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    Do I need to purchase software to truly delete stuff from my computer... or is it something I can do on my own. Also, are products that erase internet history just a waste of money? I have been considering Mireth Tech items - shredit and netshred.

    TIA
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    google uapp to uninstall apps

    to erase internet history, just do it within the browser
     
  3. hickory thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am not thinking of apps... but files. as for the browser history... can it be recaptured once it has been deleted?
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    How about Reseting Safari, then doing a secure erase of the HD free space?
     
  6. sn00pie macrumors 6502a

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    You could use the Private Browsing feature in Safari? :p
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    From this point forward. :)
     
  8. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    with out some expensive software and know how it can not.

    Once it is deleted it is deleted.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Disk Utility can securely erase the empty space on your HD (overwrite noise data), so that once you've deleted files and emptied the trash, if you secure erase, then the files become unrecoverable
     

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