Evidence Eliminator v's Encase

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Silas, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Silas

    Silas Guest

    I got both these software and tested them out. I used the Safe Delete
    option of Evidence Eliminator on a file to wipe 9 times, in effect an
    attempt to shred the file. I then ran Encase and found that the file
    still existed on my hard drive. Encase reported that the file was
    deleted but the name, date, logical size of file, physical size of file,
    and starting cluster still existed. My questions are:

    1. Can such a file now be recovered using Encase?
    2. Why has Evidence Eliminator failed to remove all traces of deleted
    files it has claimed it can remove?
    3. Is Evidence Eliminator on the above basis a total failure?

    Comments would be appreciated.
     
    Silas, Dec 3, 2004
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  2. Silas

    derek / nul Guest

    On Fri, 03 Dec 2004 21:35:06 +0000, Silas <> wrote:

    >I got both these software and tested them out. I used the Safe Delete
    >option of Evidence Eliminator on a file to wipe 9 times, in effect an
    >attempt to shred the file. I then ran Encase and found that the file
    >still existed on my hard drive. Encase reported that the file was
    >deleted but the name, date, logical size of file, physical size of file,
    > and starting cluster still existed. My questions are:


    What has been left is the directory entry, this is not deleted at all.

    >1. Can such a file now be recovered using Encase?


    I would think not.

    >2. Why has Evidence Eliminator failed to remove all traces of deleted
    >files it has claimed it can remove?
    >3. Is Evidence Eliminator on the above basis a total failure?


    yes.
     
    derek / nul, Dec 4, 2004
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