It is a little known fact that when you delete files or folders from your Mac they are not actually removed from the system, even after the trash file is emptied. What actually happens is that the operating system deletes the reference to the file so that it can no longer be accessed. The space occupied by that file is marked as free and can be overwritten by other files. However, if the files have not yet been overwritten by new files it is possible to recover those files with basic recovery files available for download on the internet. If the files you have deleted are of a sensitive nature then this can be a concern in terms of your Mac security.
If a publicly accessible programs can easily recover deleted files, then you can no doubt imagine how much more an experienced hacker could recover. If you have deleted files which contain personal information, banking details or tax records then this could be a serious concern. However, there is a way to delete files permanently with MacKeeper. The MacKeeper program developed by Zeobit consists of 16 powerful tools which can help to keep you Mac secure and running at the optimum level of performance. One of the most useful tools to improve your Mac security is the Shredder application.
Shredder can delete files or folders leaving no chance of recovery. The files are gone forever and even specialized software will not be able to retrieve the files. It is recommended that the Shredder application should be used when deleting all unneeded files that contain any of your private data. It is also recommended to use Shredder when selling your Mac that way you can be sure that all of your personal data is removed from the computer and can not be recovered by the new owner.
The Shredder application provided as part of the MacKeeper software program is easy to use. You simply have to drag ans drop the files you want to permanently remove and click on the Shred button. Protecting your personal data could not be any easier. The Shredder tool is just one of the Mac security features included with MacKeeper. The other Mac security features which are included are a powerful anti virus application offering dual protection against online threats, innovative anti theft features which not only geographically track stolen Macs but can also utilize the iSight cameras to take a snapshot of the thief, and data encryptor which allows you to protect files which contain personal information. Combined, these applications can really have a positive impact on your Mac security.
However, MacKeeper is more than just a security suite. The software also includes features which provide backups, optimize your Mac's operating system and keep your Mac running smoothly with a whole range of cleaning utilities. MacKeeper subscribers also have access to the Geek on Demand 24.7 support service which not only offers assistance with the MacKeeper software but also with other Mac technical support issues.