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Secure File Deletion

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I'm currently using TrueCrypt to encrypt my files. If I encrypt a file to the TrueCrypt container, I understand that someone with access to my computer could recover that file via data recovery, and recover the pre-encrypted version of the file. Could anyone recommend a secure deletion program that could stop this? I don't want to delete my entire harddrive, I just want to get delete any remnants of the file before it was encrypted in the TrueCrypt container.
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DBAN

Oh not entire disk... let me see...

I guess you could just delete them and then wipe the free space with something like CCleaner or the like.
post #3 of 6
Got some top secret stuff eh?

I've heard that file shredders seem to do a good job at scrambling the data to a unrecoverable point
    
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BCwipe is a good one that I use. It also can scrub file tables since windows is a bit lazy when it comes to deleting a file.
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Thanks.

What about after I've typed in the password to access the encrypted container, is there any remnant files on the computer that log the password, and if so, will wiping the free space remove them?
post #6 of 6
If you wipe your page file then no traces of the password should be on your computer.
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