Data Wiping, File Wiping, Data Scrubbing or Hard Disk Drive Wiping Utilities (Data Shredding)

Data Wiping, File Wiping, Data Scrubbing or Hard Disk Drive Wiping Utilities (Data Shredding): These software applications are used to permanently and completely destroy electronic data from Data Storage Devices making it unrecoverable. When wiping a file, the data contained in the file and in the Slack Space of the file is completely overwritten. When wiping a disk, all Free Space on the Data Storage Device, all Slack Space on the Data Storage Device or the entire Data Storage Device can be completely overwritten. These applications can overwrite the data with either a particular pattern or with random data. These applications go beyond deleting the file using the standard Operating System deletion commands, which only leaves the data intact and recoverable with common software tools. Many of these software applications provide multiple overwrites to meet recognized government and industry standards for data destruction.