How to use the DESlock+ Shredder?
The DESlock+ Shredder is for use when deleting sensitive data that may be retreived using the conventional Recycle Bin or other OS deletion methods.
The DESlock+ Shredder makes sensitive data unreadable even if retreived.
The DESlock+ Shredder may use one of four methods to shred files. Either writing a cryptographically secure random number stream over the file, or applying the Gutmann algorithm which implements a file erasing method as described in Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and Solid-State Memory, or using the US Department of Defence 5220.22-M standard for sanitising data.
To shred files you can either:
1. Drag the files/folders you wish to shred onto the DESlock+ Shredder icon located on the Desktop or
2. Right Click the files/folders you wish to shred and Click 'Send to DESlock+ Shredder'.
You will then be asked to confirm that you want to shred the data you've selected.
Note: Once shredded you will not be able to get this data back.
You can select the DESlock+ Shredder options by Right Clicking the DESlock+ Shredder Icon then Click 'Settings'...
Once you have selected the shred pattern, Click Ok.
The DESlock+ Shredder is only available when logged into DESlock+ See our article here: KB270 - How do I login to or logout of DESlock+?
You may want to hide the DESlock+ Shredder from the desktop. See our article here: KB227 - How do I hide the DESlock+ Shredder icon?