XL Delete

XL Delete Icon XL Delete - A powerful secure delete tool.

Description

XL Delete is a powerful secure delete tool that will permanently delete your sensitive and private files using its powerful wipe engine. XL Delete can permanently remove any type of file, entire folders, and even your Internet cookies, history, and cache files. Files removed with XL Delete can not be retrieved using file recovery software.


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Free 14 day trial for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2012, 2008, or 2003, 32 or 64 bit.

Why use XL Delete?

Many people believe that emptying the recycle bin will delete a file forever. This is not true, when you delete a file and empty it from the recycle bin, the file is in fact still on your hard drive. The only thing that happens when you empty the recycle bin is that Windows marks the area where the file is on the hard drive as overwriteable so that it can reuse the space when necessary. This allows special data recovery software to be able to actually undelete the file and view all of its original contents. Prevent hackers and identity thieves from going through your deleted files and finding your passwords, credit card numbers, and other private information.

When you delete a file with XL Delete, the file data will actually be overwritten several times using specialized methods to prevent data recovery software from being able to undelete the file. XL Delete will also incorporate several obfuscation techniques to hide the original file name and file size from data recovery software.

You can be assured that once you delete a file with XL Delete, it will be gone for good.

Benefits

  • Secure delete any file on your PC.
  • Protect your privacy by making sure files you delete can not be recovered.
  • Permanently removes old deleted files from your hard drive.
  • Clean Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari history, cookies, and temp files.
  • Prevent identity thieves from retrieving personal information from your computer.
  • Clean your old PC or laptop before donating or selling them.
  • Lock extra free space on your hard drive to prevent fragmentation.

Feature Overview

  • Built in file explorer helps you easily locate the files that you want to delete.
  • 12 Different wipe methods to choose from including Peter Gutmann's method.
  • Define your own custom wipe methods.
  • Easy to use wizard. Delete any file or folder in 3 simple steps.
  • Shell integration, including integration with the Recycle Bin.
  • Ability to wipe all the free space of any selected hard drive.
  • Ability to purge old file names from any selected hard drive.
  • Ability to securely lock the free space of any selected hard drive.
  • Long path tool allows you to easily remove files and folders with path names that are too long for Windows.
  • Integrated scheduler that allows you to schedule the secure wiping of files and folders.
  • Works on memory cards, usb drives, and other types of removable media.
  • Use the Long Path tool to remove stubborn files with names that are too long for Windows to delete.
  • Drag and drop support for files and folders.
  • Cryptographically secure random number generator for maximum protection.
  • Ability to force wipe non-system files that are in use.
  • Integrated file viewer lets you inspect a file before deleting it.
  • Wipe Index.dat files.

Detailed Features

Powerful Secure Delete Engine

Unlike other secure delete tools, the XL Delete engine goes beyond just overwriting a file. It offers security, speed, and flexibility.

SECURITY:

The engine uses the same technology used in many cryptography programs to generate the data to overwrite a file. This prevents any patterns from forming and offers the best security against file recovery software. The engine will also go beyond just wiping the file data and obfuscate the original file name to prevent recovery software from even knowing what the file was originally named.

SPEED:

Advanced buffer detection dynamically optimizes the engine settings for each file being deleted. This allows the engine to securely delete each file with the best possible settings resulting in greater speed.

FLEXIBILITY:

It features 12 built in wipe methods and gives you the ability to define your own custom wipe methods.

Free Space Wipe

Securely clean all the free space on your hard drives or other removable drives. Securely wiping the free space on a drive will prevent any files previously deleted from being recovered, even files that were deleted without a secure delete tool.

Purge File Table

Remove any old and unwanted file names from your hard drive's file table. Many of our competitors' tools leave this information behind which allow data recovery tools to get the file names of your old deleted files. XL Delete can prevent this by purging all old file names from the file table.

System Cleaner

Securely wipe your Internet cookies, history, browser temporary files, system temporary files, and user temporary files. Hide all of your Internet tracks and prevent anyone from knowing what sites you have visited and what files you have downloaded. Supports Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Google Chrome browsers.

Task Scheduler

Use the task scheduler to keep your PC clean at all times. You can schedule wiping files, folders, the free space of any drive, your Internet tracks, and the recycle bin. The unique shutdown tasks will ask you for permission to run whenever you shutdown or restart your computer.

Wipe the Recycle Bin

Don't just empty the recycle bin. File recovery software can get those files back! The recycle bin actually leaves all the file data behind. XL Delete can securely wipe all the files in the recycle bin and prevent file recovery software from getting your data back.

Free Space Lock

Do you have lots of extra free space on your hard drive? XL Delete can securely lock the free space on your hard drive and prevent Windows from writing any data to it. This will help keep your hard drive clean of unwanted files. You can unlock some of the space as needed.

Explorer View

Built in filter enabled Windows Explorer like view to easily add files and folders to securely delete.

Drag and Drop Support

XL Delete makes it easy for you to remove files or folders. Simply drag any file or folder into the File/Folder list and it will be added for deletion.

Integrated File Viewer

The integrated file viewer allows you to view the binary data of any file before you delete it in a hex viewer like display.

Network Enabled

Network files, folders, and drives can all be wiped using XL Delete.

Simple 3 Step Wizard

The simple wizard can guide you through the process of securely deleting any file or folder. This allows anyone, regardless of experience, to use XL Delete.

Windows Shell Integration

The explorer integration will allow you to easily delete a file or folder with XL Delete by right clicking in Windows explorer and choosing Remove With XL Delete.

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