Using computer can be dangerous. Well, if your PC is not connected to the Internet and you are the only one who uses your personal computer, then you have nothing to be afraid of. But it is really difficult to find a computer that has never been connected to the Internet. In the modern age of technologies cyber attacks became too frequent. Of course, users and system administrators tend to protect computers, but hackers become shrewder and more aggressive.
One of the ways to attack computer is not restore files previously deleted in computer. If you think that you deleted a files and it can be never restored, you are mistaken. If you think that if you have deleted a file from the trash bin, this file cannot be restored, you are mistaken again. This data can be easily recovered with the help of numerous tools available on the Internet.
Data protection is very important if you computer contains some sensitive information that can be useful for your business competitors or scammers. If your company network consists of 200 and more computers it is very difficult to make sure that all files are properly deleted and they cannot be recovered by criminals.
AKS-LABS has designed a special program which protects data from being recovered. Shred Agent is the software that replaced space of the deleted files with random data. Thus, deleted files are completely wiped and cannot be recovered at all. It is possible to install Shred Agent on a server, so it is capable of working via network.
You may say that it is possible to use encryption software. But in many cases such programs are useless if hackers can recover original plaintext files. Shred Agent works on the hardware level. So, it physically replaced space, where deleted files were located, with random data. With Shred Agent you can feel sure that if you deleted the file you have deleted it forever, and no software can help ill-wishers to restore it.
Shred Agent has many advantages over similar programs, as wiping options can be adjusted, so you can decide which files need to be wiped and in what particular instances. So, let’s make a review of the program for potential users to fully understand benefits of Shred Agent.
Shred Agent will wipe deleted files
Once you install Shed Agent you will see an icon in the system tray. It needs saying that Shed Agent has two modes: active and passive. In active mode it detects all the files that were deleted. Consequently, in passive mode the program has no effect. You can also hide the icon in the system tray. To activate passive mode, select Stop driver.
There is another very interesting menu – Options. This is what makes Shed Agent different from other similar utilities. By adjusting options, you can set files extensions in which you have no interest, or vice versa in which you have a particular interest. Let’s see what you can do.
Filter menu has two sub-menus: Include and Exclude. Logically, Exclude options sets file extensions which must not be wiped by the program. It may happen that all Word files used in your company contain no sensitive information, while Excel files are extremely informative and vulnerable to threats.
Protect your computer with Shred Agent
Include option sets masks (extensions) of files in which you have a particular interest. For instance, as said above, Excel spreadsheets as a rule contain financial information. Thus, by setting *.xls mask you order Shed Agent to completely wipe all deleted Excel files. Basically, you can do that for any file type. Masks can be added, edited and deleted.
Shred agent can locate temporary MS Office files. As known, when we create a document in any of MS Office programs a temporary file is also being created. When the doc is closed and save the temp file disappears. However, it is deleted in the way all files are deleted. Thus, if can be recovered. Shred Agent can also wipe temporary files, so nobody will be able to spot any tracks of your documents.
Thus, you may decide which files are important to you, and which ones contain no sensitive information. Shred Agent will take your preferences into account. So, having once adjusted the program you may forget that it even exists.
Shred Agent can also wipe free space in your hard drive, i.e. previously deleted files. Thus, you can feel sure that no one will access files deleted before you installed Shed Agent.
It is possible to view logs which contain information on deletion time, full path to deleted files, total size of deleted files, number of wiped files, their total size etc. In such a way you will have full information on what Shed Agent has done.
Who will make the most effective use of Shed Agent? As said above, the program protects information and files so that no one can ever recover them after being deleted. Sure, this is a must have tools for all PC users whose computers may be exposed to cyber threat. Of course, if your PC does not contain any sensitive or compromising info, you have nothing to hide. But what if information on your business may give advantage to you competitors?
Shed Agent is helpful for system and network administrator. By installing Shed Agent on a server or all PCs in the network, such an administrator makes sure that no one will have access to files that have been deleted.
This is also a good tool for security departments of banks, major corporations, financial institutions, police etc. Shed Agent makes you invulnerable to hackers wishing to restore deleted files. Loss or leakage of data can cost you much money or your reputation. With Shred Agent you can feel 100% confident.
It goes without saying that by purchasing software products from AKS-LABS you are entitled to get a high quality tech support. Thus, if you have any questions or offers as to improvement of this software, feel free to contact AKS-LABS support.
Shred Agent wipes files after being deleted
Shred Agent is a must for every system administrator