Recycle your computer – without putting your personal info at risk

In the spirit of Earth Day, which is really every day, the Security Tips & Talk blog offers some great advice on how to get rid of your old technology in an environmentally friendly way, while making sure you remove personal information from your computer or device.

If you use a Microsoft Certified Refurbisher, they will help you remove your data and donate your equipment to people in need around the world, writes Eve Blakemore. If you decide you want to remove personal information yourself, wipe your hard drive by using software that is designed to government standards to overwrite your information. Active@ KillDisk and Softpedia DP Wiper, both free downloads, are two programs she mentions for doing so.

To learn more, head over to the Security Tips & Talk blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff