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Prevent Recovery 6.61

Makes your deleted files and data impossible to recover

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Prevent Recovery screenshotPrevent Recovery is a program that will help you prevent the recovery of your deleted files and data from your hard drive. The software does this by overwriting all the free disk space with random data, replacing the deleted information and files with random digits, characters, spaces, etc. The program uses several algorithms, such as Gutmann, DoD 5220.22, etc. The program will overwrite every free cluster of your hard drive, making all the erased data impossible to restore. You can use the program to make unrecoverable all file types, including cached files, logs, temporary files, and many more.

Prevent Recovery will return the free space to its previous condition when the overwriting process is completed. The program will overwrite all the free space on your hard drive, making any data and traces unrecoverable. You can also use this application to wipe deleted data on any disk and storage device, including USB drives, memory sticks, or removable disks. The program can't be used to wipe data from CDs and DVDs. These disks should be physically burned to make the stored data impossible to recover.

Thanks to its wizard-like interface, Prevent Recovery is easy to understand and accessible even for novice users. There is no advanced computer knowledge required to use this tool.


  • The wizard-like interface will guide you through the process.
  • Prevents recovery of all your deleted data.


  • Does not guarantees that the files are really unrecoverable by using advanced tools and methods.
  • The overwriting process may be time consuming on large hard drives.
Name Prevent Recovery
Version 6.61
Developer | see all products from this developer
Product Homepage Prevent Recovery
License Free to try (Shareware)
Last Week Downloads 11
All Time Downloads 2,040
Filename setup_prevent_recovery.exe
Filesize 2.1MB
MD5 Checksum B465EBB0E557F4D0EDE1B79C0E75BF68
OS Support Win Vista/XP
Category Utilities

100% CLEAN Certification

BadgePrevent Recovery has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
Prevent Recovery 6.61 July 01, 2015 - Latest Version
Prevent Recovery 6.51 March 21, 2014
Prevent Recovery 6.00 July 15, 2010
Prevent Recovery 5.12 September 24, 2009

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