Wipe Any PC in 2 Minutes!

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  • Bruno Leonardo
    Bruno Leonardo 10 часов назад

    Cool, a highly-priced DBAN flash drive.

  • Carl Sinclair
    Carl Sinclair 11 часов назад

    So did the Windows tool work? Were any files recoverable after using that method?

  • Branker Roberts
    Branker Roberts День назад

    I saw a nipple dangit

  • Jan
    Jan День назад

    sudo rm -rf /
    I really hope I'm not the first.

  • Zewwy
    Zewwy 2 дня назад

    Why are you shocked Linus?!?! It's a USBkey with a specialized bootloader and some apps to write/over-write/zero a drive.... that's not hard, the fact it's $45 is NUTS... for stuff you can sooo easily do for free...... Ahhhhh!

  • Zewwy
    Zewwy 2 дня назад

    Just zero a drive with DD.... god wow...

  • Arturo Tabera
    Arturo Tabera 3 дня назад +3

    "What are you doing there?"
    "Nothing, just arming a nuclear missile silo."
    "O.K. Just tell me when you're done. Meal's ready."

  • Marko Max
    Marko Max 3 дня назад

    1:48 what is this swarowsky bs?!?! Kardashian modding? how lame......

  • Chris Murray
    Chris Murray 4 дня назад

    format c: /q /u

  • Tim Clark
    Tim Clark 4 дня назад

    And also, that geeky ass friend of yours is overweight. You know why? Because that jerkoff failure in life spends all his time sitting on his ass. And I'm the one who is brain damaged? Surely you jest

  • Tim Clark
    Tim Clark 4 дня назад

    Linus, as you can see from my short comment earlier, your greedy geeky ass didn't need to make a 12 minute and 37 second video to explain what you could have said in 30 seconds. And worst yet? I am drunk right now and still have more sense than you. WTF? I think you can get why I'm ashamed to be 25% white

  • The Slimy Crew
    The Slimy Crew 4 дня назад


  • Tim Clark
    Tim Clark 4 дня назад

    In short, you want the free way to wipe? CCleaner, Options, Settings, Secure Deletion and it gives you multiple ways like the amount of passes or times it is deleted(1, 3, 7 or 35 times) and there you go

  • Barnaclebeard
    Barnaclebeard 4 дня назад

    "It's only one pass!" One pass is always going to defeat the drive's own ability to read back the data, for hopefully extremely obvious reasons. Multiple passes is intended to defeat advanced forensic techniques that require removing the platters from the drive and analysing them with special hardware that can look for the faint traces of overwritten data.

  • segarion
    segarion 5 дней назад

    So you bought dban.

  • Aldrac
    Aldrac 5 дней назад

    Wouldn't that have been faster with a boot activated virus or a virus that activates when the usb is inserted?

  • Hagi
    Hagi 5 дней назад +1

    This crystal led ram is an incredible combination of useless and awesome.

  • Stephan Kern
    Stephan Kern 5 дней назад +1

    Linux boot cds can usually do the job. You can even use dd.

  • R Guthrie
    R Guthrie 6 дней назад

    CCleaner does the same thing under tools. and you can pick the drive you want wipe and its free for home users

  • Playingwith3D
    Playingwith3D 6 дней назад +3

    Wipe any pc in two minutes? Glances at hammer in tool box, "You underestimate me good sir"

    • Sarah Key
      Sarah Key 4 дня назад

      Hammers don't effectively destroy HDDs, data is still recoverable. The easiest way is to drill a number of holes through it or throw the disk itself in the wood chipper.

  • Richie Rees
    Richie Rees 6 дней назад

    for i in {1..10}; do dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdX bs=4096 status=progress; done

  • crackerjack9311
    crackerjack9311 7 дней назад

    "Selfies" riiiiiiiight, i getcha linus.....

  • Blue Thumb
    Blue Thumb 7 дней назад +1

    When you reset your PC in windows, it removes your “personal files” but reinstalls windows... this the reason 100k files were found

  • Adam Gill
    Adam Gill 7 дней назад +2

    Linus, i feel like you always over stress the "finite" lifespan of ssd' and for as informed as you are, I find this to be a bit dramatic. The average user will almost never see their drives meet this threshold before either upgrading or dying of old age. Just use the formula for this and it is not really something a normal user should worry about. Write cycles × capacity / ssd - factor x data per year. Using this formula, a 1tb ssd would theoretically be working, well beyond 100 years. Platter drives experience the dreaded death click well before 100 years. The hard drive would probably short out before the read and write capacity is ever met.

  • Oliver Smith
    Oliver Smith 7 дней назад

    I'm guessing you never heard of Eraser File shredder, eraser.heidi.ie
    It works within the OS and uses government and military standards. Haven't actually checked if it did make a change to the MBR/GPT to render the file unreadable though. Ideally you could just create a new user as admin and then use it on the old profile and off you go.

  • Carl Rosdahl
    Carl Rosdahl 7 дней назад

    sudo chmod -R 0000 /

  • The Collector
    The Collector 8 дней назад

    Would file shredder not be a simple open source cleaner?

  • xᴏᴛɪᴄ ᴇɴᴛʜᴜꜱɪᴀꜱᴛ

    Can you put this key into your server😂

  • thebigwarthog
    thebigwarthog 8 дней назад

    What you can do is enable bitlocker and wipe the key from TPM, then format the drive

  • Ram Homier
    Ram Homier 9 дней назад +7

    Says the computer wiper USB is unnecessary and then advertise about aluminum coated crystalline RGB RAM sticks :D

  • Scratch-O
    Scratch-O 9 дней назад

    Can't you just, IDK, find someone on craigslist or at one of those makerspace co-ops who has a drive shredder? Because any software-based wiper isn't completely trustworthy. The only way to truly destroy the an HDD and the data on it is to physically wreck it so thoroughly that it can't be put back together again.

  • Bob Leonard
    Bob Leonard 10 дней назад

    Norton Utilities had this feature 3 decades ago.

  • John Zing
    John Zing 10 дней назад

    bsplayer free version will run nearly any video file free

  • Abel Garcia
    Abel Garcia 10 дней назад +2

    Is the gray and black hoodie being worn going to eventually be sold on the merch store?

  • Finlay Mitchell
    Finlay Mitchell 10 дней назад

    I prefer the old ones where I just place a magnet on it

  • aprettybadgamer
    aprettybadgamer 10 дней назад

    Wipe a human in 2 minutes
    Neck Rope.

  • IraQ Nid
    IraQ Nid 10 дней назад

    Bring Hillary Clinton over for a proper Hammer Time wiping session. :)

  • NoneIt
    NoneIt 11 дней назад

    What about sanitize? such as dd /dev/urandom and dd /dev/zeroes?

  • Matthew Gibson
    Matthew Gibson 11 дней назад

    So basically this tool just runs through a winpe to minimize time and efficiently deleting everything. So if someone were to buy one they could make duplicates of the device with proper formatting and preparation of the drive. Good to know!🤨😎

  • klfjoat
    klfjoat 11 дней назад

    Come on... You always get something wrong with the technology (at least when Ivan wasn't writing for you; I'm gonna miss him). Files aren't tracked in the MBR or GPT. Those are partition tables. Files are tracked by the filesystem, usually in an allocation table. That's literally where the "FAT" in the name of the FAT/FAT16/FAT32/exFAT filesystems come from.

  • FOKOzuynen
    FOKOzuynen 11 дней назад

    Most easy make boot up windows on a usb wich have the commands to Startup on and format all disk fast.....all you need to do boot from that USB key they windows that is instaled on it.....and will format and delete any partition ion less than a minute...job done. Second option for paranoics use SSD with a chip burn button...is couple company that makes those one and practicaly destroy all the hardware SSD by overvoltage the memory chips.

  • François Laverdure
    François Laverdure 11 дней назад

    Sorry for being late to the conversation. I've been searching for the name of the company that produced a pretty good drive wiping freeware for two weeks, it drove me bunkers. But this morning I remembered! it was made by Convar data recovery. The program is PC Inspector e-Maxx. It used to be a boot floppy but now it's available as an ISO image. When I used it years ago, I remember that this thing was FAST. You might want to check it out datenretter.de/Freeware.htm?po=2&language=1#totop

  • Nick Grimz
    Nick Grimz 11 дней назад +1

    Everytime I play far cry 4 in my intel hd 4400 it kills itself in 1 minute

  • Dennis Wieringa
    Dennis Wieringa 11 дней назад

    I'll just stay with @blancco

  • Alexander G
    Alexander G 11 дней назад

    If you realdy think about this with SSD, get a SSD with SED support. This erase in 20 seconds. Also this can be triggered via smarttools from linux. And for the best smartcontrols can trigger smart erase on HDD.

  • TheCoolDave
    TheCoolDave 12 дней назад

    And you can download a Linux ISO for free to do this... and it still takes the same time to do it and will do the same job...

  • Baspy
    Baspy 12 дней назад

    1:09 there gose demonization 😂 (no hate)

    • JokeRGBlazE
      JokeRGBlazE 11 дней назад

      He also bends data over and sodomizes it. Total demonetization

  • Gplus sucks big
    Gplus sucks big 12 дней назад +6

    A relative working for a bank actually told me they had a physical hard disk shredder machine for old hard disks.
    Beat that.

    • Matthew Harris
      Matthew Harris 7 часов назад

      Disk shredders work pretty well.. though they are far more costly than wiping and reusing drives

  • Red Phoenix
    Red Phoenix 12 дней назад

    @0:11 Nope, you can find that out pretty soon if you try to restore files using Testdisk. It is FOSS, it is a Linux tool, it is cool. :)

  • Alex Lungu
    Alex Lungu 12 дней назад

    That vignetting, though...

  • Andy Whitt
    Andy Whitt 13 дней назад

    F*ck you, Linus. F*ck you.

  • Thomas Harper
    Thomas Harper 13 дней назад +3

    RIP school, college and work computers from people who like to watch the world burn...

  • Silent Sniper139
    Silent Sniper139 13 дней назад

    Which is a better VPN? TunnelBear or PIA?

    • Alexander M
      Alexander M 11 дней назад

      Nord VPN. No speed or bandwidth caps, and trusted by my teacher; a security analyst, consultant, professional hacker, and IT Engineer of server farms in excess of 1,000 machines.

  • Palika The Gopnik
    Palika The Gopnik 13 дней назад +1

    just use c4 or a 1kg hammer to smash the HDD/SSD mandatory throw it in lava

  • Em Vasquez-Holtzhauer
    Em Vasquez-Holtzhauer 14 дней назад +1

    Oh no😨 i gotta plug in my external hard drive or sit and wait and wait. Just like gamers do on RUclip for fans...

  • Wrax Artilles
    Wrax Artilles 14 дней назад

    the ram is bejeweled

  • Tyler Nestor
    Tyler Nestor 14 дней назад

    That VPN was cheap as fuck!

  • TempusShift
    TempusShift 14 дней назад +1

    Only real ways to erase a drive and only takes a few seconds is a drill or a hammer

  • watcheths
    watcheths 15 дней назад +1

    3:20 if you know that little about the subject, you should have stopped at that point before making security suggestions to users.

  • Myk3sr unmasked life
    Myk3sr unmasked life 15 дней назад +2

    Sponge bob
    "2 minutes later....."
    "Two hours later...."
    "Two days later......"

    "Two weeks later....."
    "Two months later......"
    "Two years later......"
    "Two decades later....."
    "Two centuries later....."
    "..........you still here...???? Go home SpongeBob your drunk!!!"

  • Myk3sr unmasked life
    Myk3sr unmasked life 15 дней назад +2

    Linus!!!!! You need to do the DoD NASA file recovery method..... Open the drive and physically examine the platter with a microscope.. you should see the hard written 0s and 1s.....

  • Xasmanius Völk
    Xasmanius Völk 15 дней назад +2

    0:33 somehow going back in time makes formatting more secure lol

  • icyfranky
    icyfranky 15 дней назад

    I do only flood the drive with free linux isos or so till its full and do a fast format, so recovering them doesnt matter... a small script that graws fast would do the job too...

  • Mathieu Clement
    Mathieu Clement 15 дней назад +1

    The entries in the MBR/GPT (GUID Partition Table) are managing your partitions, and some metadata about them, such as the "boot" flag. The business of managing files, directories, ownership, permissions, etc. is the job of the file system, e.g. FAT, exFAT, NTFS, HFS+ (Apple), EXT (Linux)...

    But you are right, usually "deleting" a file just means the pointer/metadata about the file in the file system internal structures (~ "inode") to some location on the disk is deleted, thus this space can then be used for other uses.

    To properly delete the file you have to overwrite that file with random data or 1 or 0. On hard drives, it is recommended to erase with multiple passes because of the nature of the magnetic drive and imprecisions.

  • Skela Tonne
    Skela Tonne 15 дней назад

    For rgb? Really gay, boys.

  • JonatasAdoM
    JonatasAdoM 15 дней назад

    Linus has never used Recuva

  • err0r0b0
    err0r0b0 16 дней назад

    😲😰😨..OH SHIT! _ooooh shit_

  • Ryan Berry
    Ryan Berry 16 дней назад

    also have they sorted there website out yet? as I want one but not a fan of crowdfunding sites...

  • Larry Seibold
    Larry Seibold 16 дней назад

    what happens to the partitions?

  • Søren Steffen
    Søren Steffen 16 дней назад

    Oh, and you play badminton!

  • JonatasAdoM
    JonatasAdoM 16 дней назад

    "2 minutes" _Takes 12 to explain it_

  • TheViral Gopnik
    TheViral Gopnik 16 дней назад +1

    With the red key you can start fresh...
    But with the blue key, you can continue with 16 gigs and be happy.

  • Rigo Rigo
    Rigo Rigo 16 дней назад

    Bootable US,B Kill Disk, 3 pass works fine. HIPPA compliant as well. Also you don't have to keep the USB in so 1 USB and wipe multiple PC's in a sitting.

  • Beren Scott
    Beren Scott 16 дней назад

    Jumps into Linux.... dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=100M

    As if you need a fancy USB stick.... Now, you show me that shit wiping 15 hard drives from a network storage array in parallel whilst kicking out wipe certificates for each drive and I will be sold.

  • World Wide United
    World Wide United 17 дней назад

    Will be good to resell any used drives you don't want.

  • I Love to Learn
    I Love to Learn 17 дней назад +3

    Obligatory mention of Darik's Boot and Nuke

    • Fuzzwuzzle
      Fuzzwuzzle 14 дней назад

      We actually use this in my work, when we’re not aloud to put a hammer to the drive

    • Chin BH
      Chin BH 15 дней назад

      DBAN will also take 7 to 8 hours to wipe 1TB mechanical hard drive.

  • Jeff Patterson
    Jeff Patterson 17 дней назад

    Hillary should have bought that instead

  • Ryan Berry
    Ryan Berry 17 дней назад

    What’s the average deliver time on these, don’t want to sink £80+ into the 3 stick kit and have to wait months for it.

  • philigroove
    philigroove 17 дней назад +1

    Kildisk is free. It carries out Guttman and DoD passes.

    • watcheths
      watcheths 15 дней назад

      Anything not using an SSDs own secure erase feature will not erase data securely.

  • cfaber
    cfaber 17 дней назад

    OR www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/shred

  • Ra Amon Khan
    Ra Amon Khan 17 дней назад +3

    Acetylene torch will burn a 2" hole in 1 min through any drive.

  • Ra Amon Khan
    Ra Amon Khan 17 дней назад

    Encrypt the drive.

  • Casper S�
    Casper S� 17 дней назад

    The issue with 0’ing the drive is that it makes it really obvious that you’ve destroyed data.
    Any Unix system can do this easily though.
    This is really a dangerous device though. If you sneak into an office boot into the usb; you’ve just erased the data without system admin privileges. Of course booting untrusted environments should t be allowed in that scenario, but that’s usually not something an IT manager will think of.

  • mike
    mike 17 дней назад

    If you have 2 drives in your pc, then just use ccleaner to wipe drive. Over write 1 to 35 times.

  • HomerPimpson
    HomerPimpson 18 дней назад

    Hillary should've gotten this 😂

  • It's Prince
    It's Prince 18 дней назад

    Put Linux on a usb and format the hard drive with that. To be secure don’t select quick format

  • FoxThree
    FoxThree 18 дней назад

    have you ppl heard of "secure erase" yet? works on most ssd's, wiped 3 already. no need to wait 2 hours, sets all the bits on nand chip to zero or patterns immediately (firmware feature): wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Securely_wipe_disk#hdparm

  • Josh
    Josh 18 дней назад

    What if you drive was encrypted to start with?

  • tildessmoo
    tildessmoo 18 дней назад

    cat /dev/zero > /dev/sd*

  • Erik S
    Erik S 18 дней назад

    Isn’t a hammer a better solution?

  • StuxSounds
    StuxSounds 18 дней назад

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=32M

  • ChucklesTheCheat FaultzGaming
    ChucklesTheCheat FaultzGaming 18 дней назад

    I wanna wipe.my pc but leave windows. How do I do that though?

  • Tony
    Tony 18 дней назад

    anyone else see "Licence" on the USBkey when its coutning down l0l

  • Bradley Graves
    Bradley Graves 18 дней назад

    Just went to the site (3 March) and it looks like about $57 US now. Still, with ongoing support you could buy one and help your family and friends? We'll see in July 2019 when they deliver.

  • Gavin Fielke
    Gavin Fielke 18 дней назад +1

    LOL@ deleting and recovering a Windows PC and being surprised about there being Windows files on the drive.
    Duh guys I think it may be the fresh Windows install you are seeing.

  • VenomiX Minecraft
    VenomiX Minecraft 18 дней назад

    Does the RAM come with Royal Fucking?

  • ROB86079
    ROB86079 19 дней назад +1

    Are there other usb products that do the same thing as the RedKey?

  • Andy Freeman
    Andy Freeman 19 дней назад

    a hammer or a driller works better

  • jimmy hoppenbrouwer
    jimmy hoppenbrouwer 19 дней назад

    Use killdisk next time it is free

  • Choi-Bit Gaming
    Choi-Bit Gaming 19 дней назад

    wipe any pc in 2 minutes:
    Make bootable usb disk with windows iso, insert and boot on pc, proceed to installation then select drive and delete.
    proceed to install windows fresh or reboot if didn't delete the os drive. thank me later