Eraser 6.0.10.2620

Make sure important documents or various files are permanently deleted and cannot be brought back, by using this powerful application
Deleting a file once and forever is supposed to be an easy task, but with so many recovery tools on the market, one can never be sure data was safely removed, without any chance of getting it back. Eraser, on the other hand, promises to really help you in this regard, as its sole goal is to permanently delete files and folders, so recovery solutions won't be able to restore a single bit of information.

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 on July 28th, 2014

Also available: Eraser Portable


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Editor's Review
EXCELLENT
last updated on:
May 22nd, 2012, 6:29 GMT
file size:
8.7 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
The Eraser Project
license type:
GPL 
operating system(s):
Windows All
category:
C: \ Security \ Secure cleaning
download hub:
Temp Cleaner ( + 2 others )

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user rating 117

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Eraser - Eraser will help you completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patternsEraser - The Task Properties window will provide users with a list of options like Task name / type or Data to eraseEraser - Users will be able to access options such as Run this task at or Recurrence Pattern within the Schedule areaEraserEraserEraser
What's New in This Release:
  • 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.
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Application description

Eraser is an advanced security tool, which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by over...

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