Solved what does the avg disk wiper do?

July 16, 2011 at 17:07:47
Specs: Windows 7
I dont know anything about computers. There's nothign wrong with my laptop. I have avg's PC Tune-up as a program; one of its features is "wipe disks" I dont even know what wiping is or what it does.

Will it change anything on my computer? is it going to erase my hard drive or something (yikes!)?

Can someone tell me what this feature is used for? Why would someone want to "wipe disks" using the AVG PC Tune-up program? What exactly is being 'wiped'? what "disks" are they talking about?

Can someone dumb this down for me?

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July 16, 2011 at 17:13:59
A disk "wipe" means that all data on the hard drive will be completely deleted, unrecoverable. People would most likely use that to make sure any private information is deleted on their hard drive before they throw out their computer. Don't do it until you are ready to get rid of your PC, or you want to install the operating system from scratch!

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July 16, 2011 at 17:15:20
Why, yes! It DOES ERASE your harddrive, permantly!
A wipe writes a series of characters to EACH and every location of the disk, thereby making the data on that disk unrecoverable.

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July 16, 2011 at 23:24:28
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Read it Completely to understand it..

Drive wiper Actually doesn't wipe out the data from your Disks..!
The deleted data from you Hard Disk actually remains in the Disk unless and until it is replaced by any other file.. These deleted data can be restored using various methods and even can be restored using software's such as Recuva..

To get rid of this thing..i.e. to erase those deleted files completely from the Hard Disk so that it can never be recovered back, we use Disk Wipers.. And the Same Functionality is provided by AVG DISK WIPER..

Their are various 3rd Party Applications to do the Same thing.. One of it is CCLEANER.. Most of the users use these applications to wipe their disks and thus keep there private deleted data safe from being recovered again..
Also wiping the disk, increases the performance of your computer by about 1%..

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