Bleach Bit – How to securely delete your files on Windows 7 or Linux
Windows cannot delete files – that’s how forensics teams can retrieve the data. Bruce Schneier used Bleach bit when handling the Snowden documents. Bleach bit has both a Windows and Linux version.
Bleach Bit Installer
Install > English > OK > I Agree
Default Configuration > Next
Default Directory Folder
Bleach Bit OPENS
Tick the box for the item to be deleted
Select Adobe Reader
Delete – Confirm
Edit > Preferences
Tick > Download from Community (winapp2.ini)
Many more applications will be listed
Tick and Clean
Make sure you spend the time to wipe the free space on your drive. It’s slow but critical. As files are copied from email to your recycle bin, additional copies are being made. Therefore make sure you securely delete the recycle bin.
These settings are under “system”.
Bleach Bit – Linux Video
SANS discussion on the limitations of multiple wipes of a drive
How to configure Ccleaner to wipe cluster tips