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User Info: thebladeofwoe

thebladeofwoe
3 years ago#1
i am going to wipe the the programs and delete all my passwords and change my names on stuff.


any programs that help erase everything? to make sure nothings left?

i have run malware bytes and MSE. anything to consider?


thanks in advance.
A10 ('@2.3) HD 7600G & HD 7670M 8gb ram W8.

User Info: Terzian313

Terzian313
3 years ago#2
reinstall OS
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User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#3
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm

I prefer DBAN.

Without doing many passes with some of these utilities, if someone really wanted your information, they'd get it. Even then, it's not a guarantee that no one could get your info.
3570K (4.8 GHz) | Dual-X 7970 | ASRock Z77 OC Formula | Corsair Vengeance 2x 4 GB | WD Black 1 TB | Corsair TX750 | XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 Kit | NZXT Phantom

User Info: thebladeofwoe

thebladeofwoe
3 years ago#4
Terzian313 posted...
reinstall OS


I dont have a W7 disc. Will that matter? I do have a sticker at the bottom of the machine. Some thing abouy windows 7 premium? I really want it deleted safely. And quickly... selling it a few hours aha.
A10 ('@2.3) HD 7600G & HD 7670M 8gb ram W8.

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thebladeofwoe
3 years ago#5
MasterDonGero posted...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm

I prefer DBAN.

Without doing many passes with some of these utilities, if someone really wanted your information, they'd get it. Even then, it's not a guarantee that no one could get your info.


BAH I do not have a empty disc.. dammit lol. DBAN seemed perfect.
A10 ('@2.3) HD 7600G & HD 7670M 8gb ram W8.

User Info: thebladeofwoe

thebladeofwoe
3 years ago#6
Bumping for stupidity. How do I reinstall the OS? Sorry for my newb question.
A10 ('@2.3) HD 7600G & HD 7670M 8gb ram W8.

User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#7
thebladeofwoe posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm

I prefer DBAN.

Without doing many passes with some of these utilities, if someone really wanted your information, they'd get it. Even then, it's not a guarantee that no one could get your info.


BAH I do not have a empty disc.. dammit lol. DBAN seemed perfect.


Doesn't matter. You need much more time than 3 hours to thoroughly run DBAN.
3570K (4.8 GHz) | Dual-X 7970 | ASRock Z77 OC Formula | Corsair Vengeance 2x 4 GB | WD Black 1 TB | Corsair TX750 | XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 Kit | NZXT Phantom

User Info: thebladeofwoe

thebladeofwoe
3 years ago#8
MasterDonGero posted...
thebladeofwoe posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm

I prefer DBAN.

Without doing many passes with some of these utilities, if someone really wanted your information, they'd get it. Even then, it's not a guarantee that no one could get your info.


BAH I do not have a empty disc.. dammit lol. DBAN seemed perfect.


Doesn't matter. You need much more time than 3 hours to thoroughly run DBAN.


Well thats me told. Dammit aha, could I ask.l, how do you reinstall the OS? Sorry for my lack of knowledge.
A10 ('@2.3) HD 7600G & HD 7670M 8gb ram W8.

User Info: MasterDonGero

MasterDonGero
3 years ago#9
thebladeofwoe posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
thebladeofwoe posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm

I prefer DBAN.

Without doing many passes with some of these utilities, if someone really wanted your information, they'd get it. Even then, it's not a guarantee that no one could get your info.


BAH I do not have a empty disc.. dammit lol. DBAN seemed perfect.


Doesn't matter. You need much more time than 3 hours to thoroughly run DBAN.


Well thats me told. Dammit aha, could I ask.l, how do you reinstall the OS? Sorry for my lack of knowledge.


You need that install disc that you lost. Or buy a new Windows key.
3570K (4.8 GHz) | Dual-X 7970 | ASRock Z77 OC Formula | Corsair Vengeance 2x 4 GB | WD Black 1 TB | Corsair TX750 | XSPC Raystorm 750 RS240 Kit | NZXT Phantom

User Info: thebladeofwoe

thebladeofwoe
3 years ago#10
MasterDonGero posted...
thebladeofwoe posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
thebladeofwoe posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/tp/free-data-destruction-software.htm

I prefer DBAN.

Without doing many passes with some of these utilities, if someone really wanted your information, they'd get it. Even then, it's not a guarantee that no one could get your info.


BAH I do not have a empty disc.. dammit lol. DBAN seemed perfect.


Doesn't matter. You need much more time than 3 hours to thoroughly run DBAN.


Well thats me told. Dammit aha, could I ask.l, how do you reinstall the OS? Sorry for my lack of knowledge.


You need that install disc that you lost. Or buy a new Windows key.


Craptastic. Thanks again MDG
A10 ('@2.3) HD 7600G & HD 7670M 8gb ram W8.
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