Why do users need to be concerned about disposing of old computers?
Computers often hold personal and financial information, including:
What can be done?
Utility programs to wipe a hard drive are available online and in stores where computers are sold. These programs are generally inexpensive. Some are available on the internet for free.
These programs vary:
Consider using a program that overwrites or wipes the hard drive many times. Otherwise, the deleted information could be retrieved. Or remove the hard drive and physically destroy it.
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