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Eraser

A security tool to remove sensitive data from your Windows hard drive

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Description

Eraser is a secure data removal tool for Windows. It completely removes sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.

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Features

  • Erases residue from deleted files
  • Erases MFT and MFT-resident files (for NTFS volumes) and Directory Indices (for FAT)
  • Powerful and flexible scheduler

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User Reviews

  • edoctor
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    OMG, Eraser totally deleted all the data on my hard drive, not just the empty space! I have to reformat the drive to use! I've been a user for years, but hadn't used 6.2 until today. They must have changed the code to delete everything in a drive or folder instead of just scrubbing the space used by stuff that was already deleted. Make sure you back up your drive before you use this!

    Posted 08/24/2015
  • schroder2
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Thank you to eraser.heidi.ie 1) Save file, 2) Right-click so Avast AV can sweep it, 3) Left-click install, 4) .NET framework auto install, 5) Shell integration okay, 6) Right-click to Erase. Seamless on this 64-bit PC. First rate. Thanks.

    Posted 08/20/2015
  • bubbacola555
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    A bit complicated to use for most folks. I would guess most people are using Win 7 - about 70% share of all OS's. If the computer came preinstalled with Win 7 you do not have automatic Administrator rights. Eraser requires that. After you install Eraser it will ask you to launch the program. Once launched it is in memory as a non-Administrator program. You need to close Eraser in Task Manager and then launch it by right-clicking and choose run as Administrator. After that is done it works perfectly. I give it a four star because of its inability to explain itself - but five for erasing capability.

    Posted 07/13/2015
  • somnamna
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I can't install this new version 6.2.0.2969. It says that it is not a valid Win32 program. I am running WinXP. Any chance of ANYONE working on this project to actually acknowledge that there is a problem, or are we supposed to keep trying to install it until we give up?

    Posted 07/12/2015
  • william079516
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Error after error

    Posted 07/03/2015
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Additional Project Details

Languages

English

Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, System Administrators, End Users/Desktop

User Interface

.NET/Mono, Win32 (MS Windows), Command-line

Programming Language

C#, C++

Registered

2001-10-04
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