**Note: I posted this same question in a different forum here: https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic129560.html but have gotten no responses, so I am asking it here as well since this is the forum that recommended the program. Mods feel free to delete either one of the threads. I'm just hoping to get a reply from someone, and it does not look like I am going to get one in the other forum.** I regularly use CCleaner as recommended by the virus/malware removal steps, including the wipe free space feature on occasion to really clean the empty space and theoretically speed up the HD, etc. However, I recently installed a program called MagicUneraser to try to recover a file I had inadvertently deleted, and after scanning the drive, it found hundreds of thousands of deleted files, and continues to do so after I have run CCleaner with the wipe free space enabled several times. This kind of pisses me off. Are there any programs out there that actually do what they claim and CLEAN and WIPE the HD free space?? If it is not doing what it says it is doing with that feature, is it really doing what it is supposed to be doing elsewhere? Are there any undelete programs that have an option to permanently delete found file fragments? MagicUneraser does not offer this feature, so while it can detect files that apparently CCleaner can not, it can not clear them. Can anyone tell me why CCleaner is recommended in the 8 steps? If I delete a sensitive document or want to control the # of copies of a particular document by making hard copies and deleting the active file on the HD, I would like to feel confident that this is actually being done. Thanks.