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The 2020 Guide to Getting Data Off an Old Hard Drive

With new hard drive technology like solid state drivers (SSDs) and serial advanced technology attachments (SATA) quickly overtaking the hard drive market, almost all of us have old, out-of-date hard drives sitting around on dusty shelves. If you’re thinking about selling those hard drives, you better wait until you delete your data. Here are a …

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9 Things to Do When Your Computer Keeps Freezing

You’re in the middle of a critical work assignment. Your eyes are glued to the clock. Then, suddenly, in the middle of that oh-so-important draft, your computer freezes. You move the mouse, desperately hoping that your cursor scurries across the screen, but nothing happens. Your computer went from a multitasking hero to a frozen-in-time zero. …

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Quick Guide: How to Wipe a MacBook Before You Sell It

If you’re interested in reselling your personal MacBook, it’s a good idea to wipe it beforehand. Wiping your computer helps you remove personal data and keep sensitive information private. Here we will discuss how to wipe a MacBook in order to protect your information before selling it. Selling your old MacBook is a good way …

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See The Top Norton Alternatives (Plus 4 Reasons to Switch)

Everyone benefits from shredding their unwanted digital documents and files, whether as individuals or companies. The law requires that the latter destroy and protect some information — especially in the healthcare sector — but simple deletion does not mean the information is gone forever. Users must use a file shredder like Norton File Shredder or …

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10 Items To Back Up Or Digitally Shred To Keep Your Data Protected

The longer you have a desktop or laptop computer, the more data and files you accumulate. Think of all the photos, emails, documents, and downloaded attachments you have saved on your computer. You probably don’t need some of them anymore (and thus should digitally shred them), but you might want to preserve others for future …

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Lavasoft File Shredder Alternative [+9 Reasons to Get The Shred Cube]

When the wrong people have access to your sensitive information, it can wreak havoc on your personal life as well as your business’s operations.  Confidential files containing financial, personnel, personal, business information and more could be devastating in bad actors’ hands. Lavasoft File Shredder The problem is that it can be tricky to permanently delete …

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Why File Shredders Are Important Alternatives to Services Like IObit

Anti-malware services provider IObit provides innovative software for system utilities. Its offerings are designed to improve computer performance and security by removing adware, malware, ransomware, and other threats to keep it safe from bad actors. The company’s software is relatively popular, too, having been downloaded more than 250 million times, won over 100 awards, and …

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CCleaner Alternative: The Shred Cube [2021 Product Comparison]

There are many benefits to using digital registry cleaning services that isolate and delete junk files from computer systems, and Ccleaner is by far the most popular. Very similar to Windows Disk Cleanup tool, Ccleaner helps to reduce the amount of unnecessary files on your computer that take up valuable space. One drawback to using …

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Junk Files: What They Are and How To Remove Them From Your Computer

Your computer’s storage often contains thousands of junk files, which generally leads to slower performance.  Surprisingly, most people don’t even realize that their laptops or computers have junk files, where they came from, or even how to remove them. This article explains everything you need to know about junk files. Here’s the ultimate guide to …

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5 Computer Security Tips You Can Start Using Right Now

The internet is a valuable resource. For that reason, it is quite hard to imagine a world without online services at the moment. Unfortunately, the internet has become a space where malicious links, viruses, and Trojans hide. As a result, data breaches are now more frequent than ever due to the increased vulnerability of unsuspecting …

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How to Completely and Safely Dispose of Sensitive Information from Your Computer

In the days before the Digital Age, file destruction was as simple as feeding files into the paper shredder. Since the dawn of Big Data, however, confidential, personal, and sensitive information is no longer stored in a plain manila folder and sitting in a massive, gun-metal-grey file cabinet, waiting to be shredded. Electronic files need …

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How to Permanently Delete Files From Your Computer Forever

To permanently delete files is to totally erase its existence. When you’ve hit the ‘delete’ button on a file, you want to make sure that it’s gone from your computer forever. However, computers are designed to keep a copy just in case you’ve made a mistake. To ensure that you have deleted files permanently, there …

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