Collection Agency File Decimator enables you to securely delete files by any number of passes, in order to prevent third parties from recovering them using specialized utilities. This type of software comes in handy to all administrators who share their computer with other users, as it can help them protect valuable data.
No installation required
Since Collection Agency File Decimator's wrapped in a portable package, you can drop its executable file in any part of the hard disk and just click it to run the tool. Otherwise, you can save it to a removable storage unit to directly launch it on any machine with minimum effort and no previous installers. It shouldn't make any changes to your Windows registry.
Securely delete files in bulk
The program's packed in a plain and simple interface. You can add multiple files to the task list to erase all of them at the same time, remove any entry from the list if you change your mind, or clear the whole queue to start everything from scratch.
The job list shows the name, format, size and full path of each item. It's possible to specify the number of deletion passes, as well as to disable warnings before proceeding with the task. Apart from the fact that you can view two progress bar for the current files and overall job, there are no other noteworthy options available here. The application doesn't show a notification message on task completion to let you know whether or not it was a success.
Evaluation and conclusion
It didn't put a strain on the machine's performance in our tests, using low CPU and memory. No error dialogs popped up and it didn't freeze or crash. On the other hand, Collection Agency File Decimator has a light set of features. For example, it doesn't integrate an option for wiping free space. We must also take into account that it hasn't been updated for a long time.