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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
1. How does PCDiskEraser work?
PCDiskEraser writes disk sectors several times in a certain pattern which will wipe all data including private information on disk for ever.
2. How can getting rid of my computer expose me to identity theft?
Your discarded computer contains your personal information. Identity thieves know most people don't know how to correctly erase hard drive data before giving their computer away. These thieves target personal information on discarded computers and use it to steal your identity.
3. Can't I erase hard drive data by using the Recycle Bin?
Many people think that deleting their files and then emptying the Recycle Bin will permanently get rid of those files. In fact, the Recycle Bin even tells you that emptying the Recycle Bin will permanently remove items.
Unfortunately, that is not correct. After emptying the Recycle Bin, your files can be easily retrieved by many data recovery programs and free software tools.
4. Does formatting my computer erase hard drive data?
Many people believe the best way to erase hard drive data is by formatting the hard drive. But, contrary to popular belief, formatting your hard drive DOES NOT erase hard drive data!
5. So how do I permanently erase hard drive data?
The only way to erase hard drive data is to overwrite your hard drive with certain pattern.
Use PCDiskEraser before getting rid of your computer to erase hard drive data and protect yourself from identity theft.