They say that deleting something from a computer or hard drive doesn’t really get rid of it, and unfortunately, it’s true. If you get rid of a hard drive or give away an old PC, you should be careful – people could recover your past activities and files. Using a deep deletion utility first, or at least taking out the hard drive and storing it safely, is a good idea so none of your sensitive data falls into the wrong hands. If you can, use a data shredder or degausser to completely destroy the hard drive, too. Taking extra precautions like these can make sure your data stays protected.