Steps To Know About AVG File Shredder

 AVG File Shredder

The AVG File Shredder is a tool that permits you to erase your files irreversibly. This means that nobody will be able to restore and misuse any of your data. You have to remember that erasing your data using the File Shredder is a permanent task. Once you have shredded the data, you will not be in a position to recover it at any point in time.

What Is So Unique About The File Shredder?

When you delete a file or erase your hard drive using any of the “standard” tools, only the reference to the file’s data will be removed. There are several tools available to recover your deleted files. Here enters the File Shredder. The File Shredder is unique because it overwrites your files with meaningless data many times. And then, it deletes those files permanently. This special feature of the File Shredder prevents your sensitive data from being recovered or misused. Therefore, File Shredder is particularly useful when you donate or sell your hard drives/computers.

How To shred A file Or Folder On Your Windows Computer?

In order to shred a file/folder from the File Shredder screen (in the AVG user interface), carry out the simple instructions provided below:

  • In the AVG user interface, go to Menu. Then, go to File Shredder and choose the Select file or folder option.
  • Now, you can choose a file path or select a particular file to shred it from its folder. Next, click on the OK button.
  • You have the facility to select an entire folder or you can expand a folder and choose a single file for shredding.
  • Now, click on the Shred it button. Remember that this action will delete your file(s) irreversibly.
  • Based on the size of the file or folder, the time taken by the shredding process will vary.
  • Finally, click on the OK button to get back to the main screen.

We have now discussed AVG File Shredder and also seen the steps involved in shredding a file/folder on a Windows computer.

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