Think you deleted those files? Think again!
PC clean-up tool also offers security and faster performance
I have often wondered if those computers that you see abandoned curbside or for sale at local markets contain any personal data and now I know the answer. A recent study of 200 hard drives bought from Internet auction sites and trade fairs found that nearly half of them contained some kind of information, some of it highly sensitive, including bank statements, birth certificates, family photos, and medical histories.
How best to clean up and delete all the personal information that we store on our PCs has become one of the most vexing problems of the digital age. While shredders can take care of paper files, computer files are not so easy to deal with. Emptying the Recycle Bin doesn’t ensure safe deletion and employing a PC maintenance service can be costly and time-consuming. Luckily, there are a number of security utilities that we can take advantage of, one of which is PC Tools Performance Toolkit.
Performance Toolkit not only ensures that deleted files are permanently removed from a PC’s hard drive but it also erases all those space-hogging temporary and duplicate files, making your PC faster and more responsive. You can even bring back that brand new PC feeling with faster startup and shutdown times.
Performance Toolkit can also have a valuable role in your parental control initiatives by making sure that computer browsing and search histories are kept private – an important issue if you have inquisitive teens sharing a family computer with their younger siblings. And Performance Tools is not just about erasing and deleting; it also has advanced file recovery tools to help you restore lost music, photos and other documents.
The Performance Toolkit Dashboard is intuitive and easy-to-use and user workflow guides show you exactly what you need to do to keep your PC running like new.
Performance Toolkit is compatible with all Windows PCs, including those running the pre-released version of Windows 8. It can be purchased online and a 1-year subscription covering up to 3 individual PCs costs $39.99.