When you delete sensitive files from a disk on your computer, the operating system does not erase contents of these files from the disk - it only deletes 'references' to these files from filesystem tables. Contents of the deleted file (or file's body) remain on the disk and can be easily recovered using any disk tool utility.
Wiping is a term used to describe a process of shredding contents of a file or disk space. It is impossible to restore any data that has been properly wiped.
BCWipe Total WipeOut utility is designed for quite specific purposes, mainly for government agencies, banking and large corporations, where there is a need in safe destroying contents of hard drives before computers can be got away from the companies.
Wiping a whole hard drive, or all hard drives connected to the computer is a simple procedure. You boot computer using BCWipe Total WipeOut bootable disk (CD or USB) , confirm the operation and get the wiping process running. It is also possible to run BCWipe Total WipeOut commands manually.
BCWipe Total WipeOut Configuration Wizard creates a bootable USB disk or ISO image used to burn the BCWipe Total WipeOut bootable CD disk. Before burning the ISO image to CD disk or creating bootable USB disk you can configure functionality of BCWipe Total WipeOut according to your requirements.
BCWipe Total WipeOut is a powerful utility, that supports 15 popular wiping schemes – including U.S. Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M) and U.S. Department of Energy (DoE M 205.1-2) standards, as well as the option to create your own customized wiping scheme.