Secure Delete Methods

Inferno is used to securely delete files using several different methods. These methods range from simply overwriting with random data and deleting the file to using complex algorithms to remove all trace of a file from the system. Inferno can only delete the files fed to it; it can not remove related files, temporary files, or follow shortcuts.

The user can select any of the following methods in the Inferno settings:

The security of all the delete methods can be enhanced by renaming the file prior to deleting it with a randomly generated file name. This ensures that someone who is looking for a file by name (e.g. ‘Private.txt’) will not find it because it will have a random name such as ‘Q8hI98gL’or any other string of nonsense characters. Inferno will rename all files before deleting them.