This is a program allows the user to search the computer for any files / folders and registry entries that have a certain keyword in it, and destroy those searched components.
The user can either search for files and registry entries with an exact name, or can search for files and registry entries that have a word or phrase in it.
The user can choose weather or not he/she wants to search and destroy registry entries, and when the user clicks the option to search and destroy registry, it advises first that its feature is only for advanced users, and that if used wrongly, it could cause system damage.
The user can also choose weather or not he/she wants the program to search and destroy running process's containing the search word. This also has a warning message pop up before allowing the user to use the option.
Allowing the program to search and destroy running process's with the searched word/phrase, can help in situations where a virus/malware exe keeps launching itself and running in the background, making it hard for virus protection programs to kill.
With this option enabled, it will constantly kill the exe's process before it can launch, while the program searches the computer and destroys the virus file, and its companion files.
People often find this tool very useful in removing toolbars and other unwanted software/malware that don't come with uninstall options, can't be found in "add/remove programs". and aren't picked up or able to be removed by anti-virus software. Get Shred It! and take it for a spin to see what it can actually do for you!
· Some XP users may be required to have service pack 1,2 or 3 installed (rare occurrence).
· Windows NT users need to assure their system supports "VBS" functions.