Whenever we deal with sensitive or private data, it is always shredded and not discarded in the regular trash, in order to prevent the data from being discovered by unauthorized individuals. The PGP Shredder application adds this same level of protection to your Mac or PC by providing a means to completely erase files and prevent any recovery of data.
- The PGP Shredder component can be accessed by clicking Shred Files at the top of the PGP Desktop window.
- When you click Shred Files, you will be prompted to find the files that you want to shred.
- You should now receive a prompt to confirm that you want to shred the files you have selected; click Yes to proceed, and the files will be deleted in a manner that they will not be recoverable.