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    Default Spybot & SSD Drives & other issues

    1-Is it safe to run the Secure Shredder tool on an SSD?
    I mean this multiple passes writting thingy won't it affect the Cell life of the SSD?

    2-Why upon running the Secure Shredder "without Admin privileges" always says that (shredding of the file C:\hello world.txt)? This file doesnt even exist on any of my drives.

    3- In the interest of saving space on my SSD can I configure Spybot not to log files for every action it takes? Such as updates, scans, etc...?

    4-While installing Spybot on my Win7 64bit machine I chose to integrate it with the Security Center. Yet, the security center still says that I have No anti spyware installed!!!!
    PS I disabled the Win Defender & enabled the Tea Timer "Tea Timer is much better"

    Been a Spybot user for over 6 yrs now "still loving it" but, I think its time for a new version with new features

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    Hello,

    1. It is safe to use the Secure Shredder and it won't affect the Cell life of Spybot.

    2. The hello world.txt is just a test file by us, nothing to worry.

    3. The logs are a default setting of Spybot - Search & Destroy.
    If you do not want to have logs stored then change the settings of your Spybot.

    Please run Spybot - Search & Destroy and switch to the Advanced mode via the menu item Mode.
    Now select 'Settings' - 'Settings' from the navigation bar on the left.
    Scroll down until you will find the point "Log file settings".
    There you can untick the 4 checkboxes.

    4. I am sorry, but Windows has updated the WSC and our method to integrate into the security center does not work anymore.
    We are working on a fix, that will be available in our next version. There is no release date yet.

    Best regards
    Sandra
    Team Spybot

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziad74 View Post
    1-Is it safe to run the Secure Shredder tool on an SSD?
    I mean this multiple passes writting thingy won't it affect the Cell life of the SSD?
    SSD could be an abbreviation for Spybot Search & Destroy but it could also mean solid-state drive.

    The Dynamic Wear Levelling process from a solid-state drive will place new data on not often used cells in order to preserve the cells. Hence it is difficult to overwrite data on a solid-state drive. With other words it is unlikely that you can securely erase data on a solid-state drive with the Secure Eraser. Exception: Overwriting the whole drive or using solid-state drives with a special controller(very expensive).

    Recommendation: Donít use a solid-state drive for confidential data.

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