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Data Shredder

This Article Applies to:

  • AVG Business Antivirus

Data Shredder lets you irreversibly erase your files or whole drives so that there is no way for anyone to restore and misuse your data.

Show Data Shredder in the Windows context menu: Enables you to right-click on files, folders, and drives on your computer and select Data Shredder in the pop-up menu

Configuring Data Shredder

  1. Navigate to Menu ▸ Settings ▸ Tools ▸ Data Shredder
  2. Select the algorithm you would like to use:
    • Random overwrite (enter number of passes)
    • DOD (Department of Defense) 5250.22-M algorithm (3 passes)
    • Gutmann algorithm (26 passes)