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How to complety erase a computer file without leaving a trace??
Posted 9/3/08

Intranetusa wrote:


whatsome wrote:
load the operating system cd on your com. restart the com again. as it restarts, quickly tap f8 or f12. Choose option 4. Then, delete all the partitions.
Voila! You end up with default features pre-installed in your com. hehe
no corrupted files whatsoever and something else. hehehe


OS reboot/reinstalling does the exact same thing as a PC restore or C: reformatting. It clears your hard drive, but the your hard drive information is still 99% recoverable.


Tell that to my mp3s, my bheb pics, iTunes library, Limewire, Diablo, etc.
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Posted 9/3/08
throw your computer from a bridge into a boiling pot of lava
yeah, that should do it
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Posted 9/3/08

whatsome wrote:
Tell that to my mp3s, my bheb pics, iTunes library, Limewire, Diablo, etc.


Yes, the info is recoverable as long as it doesn't get written over by new information. Everything you deleted through that fashion is essentially all recoverable.

You just need to buy a certain program to do - the program doesn't come with your computer.

Posted 9/3/08
get a new harddrive

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Posted 9/3/08
It keeps coming back if you choose the option 'keep files intact'. I reformatted my computer and installed a different ver of xp, things went back to normal.
Posted 9/3/08
pee on it or dump it into a pile of magnets
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Posted 9/3/08
someone has to have said this by now, but... just in case, blow up the hard drive then bury the remains with grandpa....
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Posted 9/3/08
Thats one downfall if you are doing illegal things with a computer. I've heard stories of people who are caught doing illegal things, so they go and erase everything on their computers. However, someone who knows what they are doing and has the right software can and will find the files you erased. Be very careful with what you do on your computer, as it can come back to haunt you!
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Posted 9/3/08
Prolly worse than porn....
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Posted 9/3/08
Heh just replace the hard drive with a new one i guess. or use a pound of thermite to desrtoy it.
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Posted 9/3/08
Buy your own computer then you can keep all of your porn on the desktop and nobody will get mad because if it gets full of pornographic spyware and toolbars. If the feds are cracking down on your child pornography ring you should probably just destroy it.
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Posted 9/3/08
there are programs that can do it(i use tune up 2008 or avg antispyware)...also they are different methods(secure delete with accordance with DOD 5220,gutmann etc) ,you can see at wikipedia about this methods...
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