Cybercrime Prevention Project | Fact Sheet #9: Make Sure You ‘Complete Delete’ Your PC Before Recycling or Selling

These days, the life cycle of a computer is short. People are often looking to upgrade, buy, sell or recycle. Many people believe that when they dispose of their old computer, the files they’ve erased from their hard drive are gone forever. That’s wrong! For your personal security and safety, you need to make sure you “complete delete” before your computer or hard drive leaves your possession.