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ONTRACK experts warn PC users not to leave secrets on donated PCs.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-23 December 1999-ONTRACK experts warn PC users not to leave secrets on donated PCs (C)1994-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

ONTRACK Data International Inc's computer data recovery experts are cautioning people or organisations interested in donating their used PCs not to give away their personal or confidential data in the process.

According to the experts, many PC users leave crucial information, from work projects and personal finances to love letters and e-mail messages, on their old computers when giving them away.

Ontrack has outlined three steps on how PC users ought to prepare their used computers for donation or sale. First, important data should be backed up. Second, a data scrubbing utility should be used to completely erase the hard disk of all data.

And third, the original operating system and applications from the manufacturer can be reloaded.

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Date:Dec 23, 1999
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