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Wipe free space

Why you should wipe free space

If you delete files using the 'delete' button, it doesn't really delete files from your hard drive or removable disks. This operation just removes the reference to the file but the file still exists. Of course, it protects your information from accidental deleting but in this case any unauthorized person may find, recover and use it maliciously.

To protect your privacy you should wipe free space (wipe disk free space) to ensure that previously deleted files cannot be recovered.

Using secure deletion tools you can:

Wipe free space on PCs,

Wipe free space on laptops,

Wipe free space on removable drives,

Wipe free space on memory cards,

Wipe free space on USB-flash drives

using different wiping standars.


How to wipe free disk space

To wipe free space (wipe disk free space), select a wiping scheme, a hard drive where you want to wipe free space and click 'wipe free space'.

Wipe free space standards

British HMG IS5 (Baseline) (1 pass to wipe free space)
If you select British HMG IS5 (Baseline) scheme wipe disk space, your data is overwritten with zeroes with verification.

Russian GOST P50739-95 - 2 passes to wipe free space
GOST P50739-95 wiping scheme calls for a single pass of zeroes followed by a single pass of random byte.


British HMG IS5 (Enhanced) - wipe disk free space in 3 passes
British HMG IS5 (Enhanced) is a three pass overwriting algorithm: first pass - with zeroes, second pass - with ones and the last pass with random bytes (last pass is verified).

US Army AR380-19 - 3 passes to wipe free space
AR380-19 is data wiping scheme specified and published by the U.S. Army. AR380-19 is three pass overwriting algorithm: first pass - with random bytes, second and third passes with certain bytes and with its compliment (with last pass verification) .

US Department of Defense DoD 5220.22-M - 3 passes to wipe free disk space
Using DoD 5220.22-M you can wipe disk space in 3 passes. DoD 5220.22-M is three pass overwriting algorithm: first pass - with zeroes, second pass - with ones and the last pass with random bytes. With all passes verification.

the US Department of Defense DoD 5220.22-M (E) - 3 passes to wipe disk free space
DoD 5220.22-M (E) is three pass overwriting algorithm: first pass - with certain bytes, second pass - with its complement and the last pass - with random bytes.

For more security you can use 7-pass algorithms to wipe free space.
the US Department of Defense DoD 5220.22-M(ECE) (7 passes)
DoD 5220.22-M(ECE) is seven pass overwriting algorithm: first and second passes - with certain bytes and with their compliment, then two passes with random character, then two passes with character and its complement and the last pass - with random character.

Canadian RCMP TSSIT OPS-II (7 passes)
RCMP TSSIT OPS-II is seven pass overwriting algorithm with three alternating patterns of zeroes and ones and the last pass - with random character (with last pass verification).

German VSITR (7 passes)
The German standard calls for each sector to be overwritten with three alternating patterns of zeroes and ones and in the last pass with character.

Bruce Schneier (7 passes)
The Bruce Schneier wiping algorithm has seven passes: first pass - with ones, the second pass - with zeroes and then five times with random characters.

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