Deleting data from my hard drive

I’ve just read about bank records being found on second hand computers. How do I clean up my computer before giving it away?

The risk of giving away important information is real, on your computer is all your passwords, login details, important documents and web browsing history. Whoever gets your computer has the potential to cause some real mischief.

Cleaning up computers can be a fiddly task, if for no other reason that simply deleting information doesn’t necessarily mean the data has gone from the hard drive.

We’ve covered this problem previously and we’d strongly urge you to do this with any computer you are disposing of.

If you are having problems doing this, our associated company PC Rescue offers this service and your local computer tech will probably do so as well.

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