We often come across situations when we want to delete some files in such a way that nobody can recover them. The reasons vary from the need to deleting private or sensitive data regularly to getting rid of unwanted files like malware left-overs. We have previously discussed many free ware tools to achieve this goal. Zer0 from KC Softwares is a similar tool that helps you delete selected files beyond recovery.
Zer0 is a user friendly file deletion tool with a high level of security. With Zer0, you should be able to delete files and to prevent file recovery by a third party software. According to the KC Softwares website, no user has so far reported an efficient method to recover a file deleted by Zer0.
Zer0 is a portable application for Windows. You can download the binary executable or compressed executable program (either ZIP or 7-Zip archive). In any case you do not have to install anything – just run zer0.exe and you would be able to see the main Zer0 interface. Now all you have to do is drag and drop files onto this window. If you are not a big fan of drag-n-drop then you can also choose to add files by selecting File → Add Files from the menubar.
Once you have dropped the files to delete on the Zer0 window (or added the files using the menubar), then you can click on the Delete button to delete them securely. You should be careful not to keep clicking blindly, because this action cannot be undone – once files are deleted securely, they are gone. After the selected files are deleted, you would see an OK message against each file in the list – indicating that the deletion process has been successful.
The KC Software Zer0 is a portable, tiny but useful tool to securely delete any unwanted files quickly. It also supports multiple core threading, so if you have a multi-core processor, then you would see faster performance. If you are looking for a secure deletion utility, then you have one more free tool at your dispossal – Zer0 from KC Softwares. You can download Zer0 from its website at http://www.kcsoftwares.com/index.php?zero.