Take privacy protecting to the extreme by making deleted files unrecoverable with the help of this streamlined and easy to use tool
Sometimes, deleted files can still be recovered from the computer, despite the fact that they’ve been erased through traditional methods. If you want to permanently get rid of useless files, then a specialized tool is required.
Prevent Restore is an app that was designed to make deleted files and folders unrecoverable by other software. The program is easy to use, thanks to the step-by-step wizard it comes with.
Basically, Prevent Restore runs a number of passes over the free disk space on the hard disk in order to avoid any possible recovery of the files that have already been deleted. Existing files aren’t damaged in the process.
The app lets you choose any of the disks that you want to run anti-recovery operations on. Prevent Restore has two operation modes. The “Standard” mode can be done daily and doesn’t take much time to complete. The process destroys all records about locations of old files, but the files can still be recovered by some advanced software, such as those owned by government agencies.
The “Complete” mode makes the deleted files unrecoverable by any type of programs. While this option provides a thorough job, it’s not recommended for frequent use.
Also, the FAT/NTFS security level may be adjusted. It’s possible to choose one of three options: normal, extended and paranoid. The higher the security level, the more time the process takes. Additionally, the contents of the Recycle Bin can be permanently deleted.
Prevent Restore enables users to choose the deletion method. For instance, it’s possible to replace the files with space, random characters or digits, or make use one of the two available deletion algorithms (Peter Gutmann or DoD US military standard).
All in all, Prevent Restore is an advanced program that can protect sensitive files and free up wasted space on the hard disks. Inexperienced users should find this app easy to use, thanks to the step-by-step wizard.
- .NET Framework 3.5
LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION
- You can only work with 1 algorithm
- You can’t choose the algorithm type
- Cannot delete content of a paging file
- No access to defragmentation utility
- You cannot disable the automatic updates
- Quick help function is disabled