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Using CCleaner to wipe harddrive. Which option should I pick?

#1iPWNtheNoobsPosted 12/22/2013 2:51:54 PM
Simple Overwrite (1 pass)
Advanced Overwrite (3 passes)
7 passes
35 passes?
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#2MasterDonGeroPosted 12/22/2013 3:02:02 PM
Why are you wiping the hard drive?
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#3Killah PriestPosted 12/22/2013 3:04:13 PM
depends on how paranoid you are.
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#4ZalteraPosted 12/22/2013 4:01:26 PM
35 passes would take forever, so anything that isn't Gutmann.
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#5iPWNtheNoobs(Topic Creator)Posted 12/22/2013 4:01:52 PM
MasterDonGero posted...
Why are you wiping the hard drive?


Well I got SSD a few weeks ago so I want to format my harddrive. Start fresh get some space.
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#6Lady UnePosted 12/22/2013 4:08:07 PM
iPWNtheNoobs posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
Why are you wiping the hard drive?


Well I got SSD a few weeks ago so I want to format my harddrive. Start fresh get some space.


If you aren't selling the drive or trying to destroy incriminating evidence a simple reformat will do.
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#7arleasPosted 12/22/2013 4:13:50 PM
Yeah, the only reason to do multiple passes is to obliterate the information on the hard drive to make it impossible (or at least way harder) to recover. If you're just starting off fresh, you can do a quick format from windows and save yourself the time and trouble.
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#8iPWNtheNoobs(Topic Creator)Posted 12/22/2013 4:21:03 PM
So just right click format better than CCleaner?
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#9d209999Posted 12/22/2013 4:27:52 PM
iPWNtheNoobs posted...
So just right click format better than CCleaner?


If you're keeping the drive, as you've indicated, yes. There is no reason to use CCleaner to format the drive.
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