Wipe file names with Shred Agent 1.2
Wipe file names with Shred Agent 1.2
NC (AKS-Labs) March 4, 2007 -- AKS-Labs released
a version 1.2 of Shred Agent, a Windows NT/2000/XP file shredder. It deletes files on
hardware level, excluding the possibility of recovering information.
It is the minor update of Shred Agent, which now allows to
wipe file names. The file wiping now is more secure, as Shred Agent will
overwrite the names of files with "x" characters. Some simple file recovery
programs will not be able even to show the file, more sophisticated programs
will be able to show the name of the file, but it will be something like "xxxxxx.xxx".
File wiping is really secure now with Shred Agent.
Version 1.2 has a new powerful
free space function. After wiping free disk space it's impossible to
recover previously deleted files. Shred Agent provides quick and secure
slack space wiping. It's possible to select some disks to clear free space
some automation to run Shred Agent while system maintenance.
Before wiping free space, Shred Agent
clear Recycle Bin and System Volume Information folder.
Agent is the next logical step in the line of security products from
AKS-Labs. QuickWiper, its predecessor, was able to wipe free disk space,
sensitive files, system and IE cache. Shred Agent allows taking much more
control over the wiping of files.
Agent is designed to protect the privacy of its owner. Deleting files in
Windows is not secure enough, because it is possible to undelete or recover
them using different file recovery utilities. To make sure that the files
have been deleted completely Shred Agent works on hardware level. It writes
some information directly into the space where the old file was located.
makes Shred Agent different from most file shredders currently available is
the ability to control the removing of files, which are usually hidden from
view. It catches files moved to Recycle Bin, or silently modified by
software. It is possible to configure the corresponding filters to wipe
temporary files created by office programs. These files are rarely noticed,
but can be used to recover information.
Shred Agent is installed on a server and a remote user is trying to delete a
file from the "Include" list, Shred Agent will wipe the file. Most
other file shredders also fail to do that.
Agent can be fully customized. Two lists of files can be set up: files,
which are always wiped and files, which are never wiped. It is possible to
save current configuration and upload it at a later time. This means a user
can have different filter sets at hand, which are easily switched on and
filters can be configured to wipe only the files with certain extensions or
belonging to a specific directory. For example the directories that contain
sensitive information, files with .tmp extension or all image files can be
included into the list of files subject to wiping. This will provide that
none of the information stored in these files will ever be recovered.
Shred Agent can be included
into start up, so it launches every time the computer is switched on. There
are two working modes: active and passive. When the software is in active
mode, the files are automatically wiped depending on the criteria you
select. When the software is in passive mode, it does not affect the files
The program can be
minimized: iconified in the system tray and run silently in the background.
Right-click on its icon and a context menu will appear displaying all the
control options. A user can select to start and stop the software, display
the configuration options or view the help file.
the information about the files being wiped is stored to a special log file,
the location of which can be controlled by the user.
Agent costs $60 for a single-user license.
more information and to download the evaluation version visit product
website at http://www.shredagent.com/.