Computers for Youth Names iolo technologies’ DriveScrubber its Official Secure Data Removal Tool

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The nation’s leading educational nonprofit receives even more PC donations and offers donors complete peace of mind with iolo’s award-winning secure data removal software

Computers for Youth (CFY), the nation’s largest leader in harnessing digital learning to improve educational success, has named iolo technologies’ DriveScrubber its official secure data removal tool.

Computers for Youth (CFY) is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that helps students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and families, harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes. CFY has served more than 17,000 families and 500+ teachers in over 100 schools in seven school districts nationwide.

“We’ve seen first-hand how iolo technologies’ DriveScrubber data removal technology securely deletes all personal information from donated computers, beyond any possible recovery methods,” says Neil Spears, co-director of CFY’s Los Angeles chapter. “As CFY’s official secure data removal tool, DriveScrubber has already proven valuable in convincing new donors to donate their used computers with a true peace of mind.”

DriveScrubber, the #1 best-selling secure data removal software according to NPD, uses military-approved methods for securely removing files and data from hard drives and other storage devices. It offers various levels of data removal, ranging from a quick one-pass method that protects against basic data recovery tools, to more sophisticated methods that exceed U.S. Department of Defense standards and protect against advanced electron-microscopy recovery techniques.

“CFY’s national educational efforts are critical in bringing a rich array of learning opportunities into the homes and classrooms of underserved students,” says JJ Schoch, VP of marketing at iolo technologies. “With this donation, we are making sure that potential donors can make their computer donations to CFY without having to worry about the safety of their personal data.”

iolo technologies is engaged in a wide-ranging charitable and environmental campaign, focusing on facilitating computer donations to materials reuse organizations through DriveScrubber, its award-winning secure data removal software, and helping nonprofit organizations make the most of their computers with System Mechanic. The company donates thousands of copies of its software annually to a broad range of local, national, and global charitable organizations.

About CFY
Computers for Youth (CFY) aims to help students in low-income communities, together with their teachers and families, harness the power of digital learning to improve educational outcomes. CFY’s proven program provides students and families with family workshops and free home computers loaded with carefully selected educational software. Since 1999, CFY has reached more than 17,000 families and more than 500 teachers in over 100 schools in New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. CFY is building a national Home Learning field within the education sector, planning to extend its affiliate network to all 50 states and working to influence national education policy. For more information, please visit

About iolo technologies
Crowned the Fastest-Growing Company in the United States from 2009-2011 by the International and American Business Awards, iolo technologies, LLC ( produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects computers. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles with market presence in 33 countries, iolo has nearly 40 million users worldwide and hundreds of awards from industry analysts and media. Used and recommended by the world’s leading technical authorities and consistently ranked as best in class by independent labs worldwide, the iolo product line includes System Mechanic®, the #1 best-selling PC performance optimization software; System Mechanic Professional®, an all-in-one suite of performance and security tools; Search and Recover™, a powerful data recovery tool for retrieving deleted files and photos; DriveScrubber®, the #1 best-selling utility for secure data removal; as well as System Shield®, performance-focused antivirus and antispyware software. For more information see


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