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Mike Agerbo: Well a question I get lot nowadays is, what do I do with my old computer or laptop when I'm finish with that it. I want to get rid of it. Do I just destroy it on the dump stair? Well thank fully no you know you don't do that any more. There is a lot of different text recycling places and even retail stores that will take them back and recycle them properly. The question though I wish that I did get more often is what do I need to do to erase the hard driver on my laptop or desk top that I am getting rid off.
Well, you see there is lots of personal information on hard drives everything from bank account information, financial information. And if you got a business you can just imagine all the personal information but your customers and your business that is still on that drive. Well what you need to do is erase it. Well a lot of people just do a simple format which is okay, but if you really texts having you know you are doing you could actually still go in and recover a lot of data of those hard drives.
Well, I want to have a look at a program now that will actual go in and annihilate the hard drive as for as an information is called Derricks boot and nuke or DBAN for short. Nice thing is that it's actually free you got to DBAN.org and you can download it. And what you do is basically put that program on either a CD or even a USB key.
And if you do have a bootable USB key all you have to do set the program on there stick it in the side and re boot your computer. So that it boots of that, once you do that you basically follow the onscreen prompts and it will go in and completely annihilate format erase everything on that hard drive so that no one can recover it.
It's a handy little program and if you are concerned about loosing personal information or your business information you want to have a look at it. They even have an EBAN version which is a commercial version that has tech support and other types of thing that you might want as well. So check it out DBAN.org make sure you erase that hard drive for good so no one gets your personal information.