Many users might not be aware of this fact: even after they delete their unused files or reformat the entire hard disks, the files which they think have been fully destroyed are actually recoverable via data recovery software! This can be quite dangerous if users have confidential data or personal information which they do not want others to have access to. Overlooking this danger will definitely create problems for them if they face data or identity thieves. To prevent this from happening, secure deletion applications such as O&O SafeErase can be helpful.

O&O SafeErase is a useful application that is designed to help users securely delete their sensitive data, folders, internet tracks and even the entire computer data/ files using internationally recognized and recommended methods, so that these sensitive and confidential data can never be recovered or accessed. A summary of the features of this application includes:

  • Internet Security: securely delete Browser data
  • Pre-defined and individual deletion profiles
  • Various settings for secure deletion
  • Detailed reports on deletion procedures
  • Overwriting with zeros (for very fast deletion)
  • Supports multi-core processors
  • Clear user interface showing main functions
  • Secure deletion of files and partitions
  • Secure deletion of entire computers without Boot media
  • Secure moving of files and directories
  • Six methods for securely deleting your confidential data
  • Complete integration in Windows Explorer

O&O SafeErase generally costs USD29.95 to buy. However, if users want to securely protect their software, yet are reluctant to part with their money, they can grab the promotional offer given by SoftwareLoad Germany. SoftwareLoad Germany collaborates with O&O Software to give away O&O SafeErase 4 with a valid license key to users. Users who want a free copy of this secure deletion software can visit SoftwareLoad site (German site) via the link Users need to fill in their particulars accordingly to register themselves for a new account with SoftwareLoad. For easy reference, users can refer to the translation for the few key German terms that users need to know to fill in the form:

  • E-Mail Adresse: Email Address
  • Passwort: Password
  • Password wiederholen: Confirm password
  • Sicherheitsfrage: Security Question
  • Antwort: Answer
  • Anrede: Gender
  • Vorname: First name
  • Nachname: Last Name

Once users have registered themselves, they need to go to the O&O SafeErase 4 product page: “” and thence click on the “Vollversion Kaufen” (Full Version).

Users are thence required to key in the PCWeltSafeErase4 in the “Gutscheincode” field, then click on the “Kaufen” (Buy) button. Users need to confirm their aceptance of the discounted offer by clicking on the “Kaufen” button to confirm. Users will then be prompted to a new page with a valid license key. Users can download O&O SafeErase 4: OOSafeErase4Enu.exe. Users can install and key in the valid license key given to activate the program.

Update: New offer of free O&O SafeErase 4