Not happy with the disappearance of the disc wipe feature on 2013 version. Is it still in there somewhere under all the tabs and layers? The new version is not user friendly. AVG "support" has no idea of what I'm talking about.
OK, Just to keep you fully in the picture regarding AVG Team forum support.. For your further guidance/info please refer to the 1st Announcement post @ the top of the Information forum area. The AVG Team are actually attending to answering any postings backlog in date order but please bear in mind that it's also now the weekend in Brno, Czech Rep..
I think what he is talking about is the ability to wipe an entire disk after you have deleted files. Hence the name Disk Wipe. This function has been removed from the latest version of PC Tuneup without any warning to my knowledge.
That was far more useful than the current file / folder / trash erase utility.
If you are unsure what we are referring to please read the AVG PC Tuneup 2012 documentation - section 11.3 .
securely wiping the disk was the most important feature I use. If I had known it was removed I would NOT have purchased the 2013 license. As with many trends - useful, intuitive GUI and features have morphed into fluffy-bloated inefficient design by committee mess.... kind of like what microsoft did to their Win7 file search....sheesh... some things really are just best left alone.
I found the location for the "wipe disc" function, but the problem I'm having is that it requires me to click on specific file to wipe the disc automatically, and in the older version, it wiped the "C" drive automatically and completely without having to enter a specific file and harming existing files that I didn't want to wipe. I'm afraid to enter anything because I may wipe a file that I don't want to wipe....so how do you wipe all of the "deleted" files etc. from a recent computer session that the older version did automatically without hurting or wiping files that I don't want to get rid of. What do I enter in the "file" to be wiped section to get the whole c drive over write that I used to get, without harming the rest of my files??? Right now it only gives me three options...the "recycle bin", "files" and "file" I assume I want "files" but when I click on that option it asks me for the name of them......so how do I get the function to wipe the whole c drive like the old version automatically without trying to list them all, which I don't begin to understand how to do anyway....??
Thanks Al, but I just called AVG phone support, and I'm not sure the lady fully understood exactly what I was talking about, but she did kick it up to a level 2 tech so I'm waiting on an email to hopefully solve my issue with "an automatic" complete disc wipe that used to take a day and a half, but now takes a few seconds so I know that's not right or at least what I used to have done...and like a few of the prior comments, I don't feel as secure now as I used to with the older version of this software. I do have "Webroot Window Washer" now and that does what the older AVG version did....but I liked AVG's because of the thourghness I thought I was getting. I appreciate your input, but so far nobody from AVG has contacted me regarding the posting I did on this site....so either they are so back logged that they haven't got to it yet or they really don't have that much manpower looking at these postings.