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Re: Secure Delete for Windows
From: Michael Holstein <michael.holstein () csuohio edu>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 15:50:18 -0500

An exe?  No source???  Just "setup.exe"????  Are you crazy?

Or .. get GNU coreutils for windows :

http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/coreutils.htm

and just use 'shred'.

(although 'man shred' specifically makes note about journaled filesystems -- which NTFS is. I have not forensically analyzed the effectiveness of this tool on a specific file -- only on a block device).

SysInternals also offers a freebie tool called 'sdelete'. Source for that is also available :

http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/SDelete.html

(and in the discussion about 'how sdelete works' they reference the same problem regarding journeled filesystems).

If the emminently wise gent from GroundZero wishes to comment on how his perticular product addresses these issues, then that might be fodder for the list (versus the ongoing flames).

Regards,

Michael Holstein CISSP GCIA
Cleveland State University
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