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.
- Erases residue from deleted files
- Erases MFT and MFT-resident files (for NTFS volumes) and Directory Indices (for FAT)
- Powerful and flexible scheduler
I find ver.6 to be a waste of time and space. I am the system administrator and am unable to access most of the files, which are not erased and the message "completed with errors" means nothing was done. This code does not accomplish what is promised, no files are overwritten and unrecoverable, as far as I can tell from the diagnostics. Recuva software is fully able to recover and most indicate the file was not deleted! Those giving 5stars must be Heidi employees, since any honest appraiser would surface the fact that this program does not do what it claims. Erase freespace creates pages of system files reports...cannot tell the difference between sys files and freespace? Joel needs to take a closer look at his work and rework it. I am still looking for a security program that does what Eraser claims to do and ask all to let me know if they find a program that is effective. I appreciate the community help with this issue.
I am running Windows7 Home premium on an Acer 64 bit system. I am unable to install the ERASER program. How do I get it to install????? My gmail address is oscarjr05@ gmail.com. I would appreciate an ASAP response. Thank you. Oscar
Yes, the project is worthy thanks!
Thumbs down is for version 6. Crappy gui and no asking before erasing.
Wiping the pagefile is nice, but overall disappointing. Great and simple idea that has lost its way. Used the program back in the day, which I liked and recommended, dropped it when it went to heidi because it took on commercial exploitative character and raised some security concerns, then recently tried out the open source version 6. Regretfully i must agree with user 'quilan' who prefers the older 5 version. More seriously, it concerns me when I notice a 'security' product eraser.exe making persistent and unauthorized internet calls to 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 (Poland) - blocked and logged by my firewall - with no apparent way to disable updates etc, , and with source code now too obscure to check. I cannot use or recommend a security program with such obscure, and frankly disturbing, practices. Removing from my machine. Sorry if its all a 'big misunderstanding', but I'll use something else.