Schedule multiple removal tasks
The program is so efficient mostly thanks to the fact that it not only removes the data, but it also overwrites it multiple times with some predefined patterns.
The interface is pretty straightforward, so in order to permanently clear data you have to set up new schedules. There are a few options available though, so you have to decide whether to run the task manually, immediately, on restart or recurring.
Various algorithms at your disposal
But the most important thing is the erasure method. There are 13 tools available, each with its very own way to deal with data removal, so pick the one you think will do a better job and you're ready to go.
Of course, Gutmann or US Army AR380-19 might not tell you much, but you can always have a look in the detailed help menu to get more information on such topics.
Eraser needs some time to delete the files, that's for sure, but that's not a drawback at all, it's just that the app needs to make sure your data won't be recovered at all.
To sum it up
In conclusion, Eraser is indeed one of the best secure cleaning tools on the market. Very easy to use and packing enough features to attract many, this tool may very well become a must have for most users. It takes its time to complete given tasks, but this is only to make sure files are gone once and for all.
Reviewed by Bogdan Popa, last updated on July 28th, 2014
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- Updated Italian translation.
- Updated LZMA SDK for Bootstrapper to use the beta 9.22 SDK which is the only one available from 7-zip.
- Improved Recycle Bin support for non-NTFS drives on Windows.
- Fixed Scheduler display bug where tasks added using the Shell Context Menu could appear in the schedule as Not Queued even if it was configured to run automatically, if a task was already running.
Application descriptionEraser is an advanced security tool, which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by over...