I'm considering getting a new computer since I've own this one for awhile
now. Is there anyway, or any program, to get rid of all history files,
personal data, personal files? I've heard some stories about people selling
their computer or other electronic devices, and they went through the proper
procedure of deleting personal data/history/files (i.e. with a computer, you
send your items to the recycle bin, then you must delete them again, from the
recycle bin), but somehow they're still able to be retreived?
So I'm looking for a way, or a program (preferably a free one) that will
completely wipe all of my personal data and/or files, along with any sort of
internet history, program history, data history, etc. off of my computer? I
don't know how soon I'll be getting rid of this computer, but once I delete
the files & data off of the computer, will I still be able to use certain
programs such as internet, photo editing programs, other programs that I've
downloaded from the internet that don't have any of my personal information
stored, to my knowledge?
Your help is appreciated. Thank you in advance!