Files deleted from a computer are not removed. They do not simply vanish into the air leaving no trace of the information they hold. Actually, the only thing changed when a file is deleted is the name of the area the file was in. Instead of saying ABC file the hard drive now say available space. This allows that area to have new information written to it. But, until that section is overwritten several times, the data stored is completely available. This presents a tremendous problem when disposing of an older PC or upgrading a drive. Anyone with a data recovery program can tap into those files and copy the information they hold. Now if all that is on them is a letter to your grandmother there is no problem. But should your PC hold sensitive data such as business plans or records then you are at risk for problems such as credit card fraud and identity theft?
The solution to this problem is to download REMO File Shredder. This user-friendly program will quickly erase all traces of any file from your PC. Even temporary Internet files are scrambled so that no one can ever track your online movements.