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  • Darik's Boot and Nuke icon

    Darik's Boot and Nuke

    Dariks Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • WipeFile icon


    WipeFile erases files and folders secure and fast. WipeFile overwrites the information completely, so there is no way to undelete...

    Free Windows

  • Active@ KillDisk icon

    Active@ KillDisk

    Active@ Kill Disk is disk eraser software for secure formatting of hard drives without any possibility of following data recovery.

    Free Windows

  • xShredder icon


    With xShredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann 35 times.

    Open Source Windows

  • MobiKin Cleaner for iOS icon

    MobiKin Cleaner for iOS

    MobiKin Cleaner for iOS is a simple and professional software that can help you clean all the junk files.

    Free Mac

  • PartitionGuru icon


    Free version is not able to convert a dynamic disk to a basic disk. PartitionGuru can recognize dynamic disks and operate them just as...

    Free Personal Windows

  • File Shredder icon

    File Shredder

    File Shredder is free desktop application for shredding (destroying) unwanted files beyond recovery.

    Free Windows

  • Hardwipe icon


    Hardwipe is a free file wiper and drive cleaner for Windows. It can be used to permanently erase, or to "hard wipe", data on...

    Free Windows

  • Permanent Eraser icon

    Permanent Eraser

    When you normally delete your files in Mac OS X, the operating system is only forgetting where those particular files are placed...

    Open Source Mac

  • O&O SafeErase icon

    O&O SafeErase

    O&O SafeErase gives you complete protection against unauthorized access to any confidential data you delete! No matter whether...

    Commercial Windows

  • OSToto PC Speeder icon

    OSToto PC Speeder

    As an efficient Windows system optimizing program, OSToto PC Speeder can do the following tasks, saving you a lot of time and energy. ...

    Freemium Windows

  • Stellar File Wipe icon

    Stellar File Wipe

    The easiest way to get rid of the sensitive data from a Mac before letting it go is to wipe it with Stellar File Eraser tool. It...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • BCWipe icon


    BCWipe data wiping software enables you to permanently delete files selectively so that they can never be recovered or undeleted....

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • east-tec DisposeSecure icon

    east-tec DisposeSecure

    Don't give away sensitive information, valuable corporate trade secrets, business plans, personal files and letters, or traces of...

    Commercial Windows

  • east-tec Eraser icon

    east-tec Eraser

    Protect your sensitive data and privacy, and securely erase all evidence of your Internet and PC activity. Go beyond any system...

    Commercial Windows

  • SDelete icon


    SDelete, short for Secure Delete, is a command-line based data destruction tool and can be run from the Command Prompt in Windows 7...

    Free Windows

  • Easy File Shredder

    Easy File Shredder shreds custom files and free disk space beyond recovery using advanced data deletion algorithms approved by the...

    Freemium Windows

  • UltraShredder icon


    UltraShredder is a standalone, USB portable file shredder which deletes sensitive files by overwriting them with random characters...

    Free Windows

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  • Zer0 icon


    Zer0 is a user friendly file deletion tool with a high level of security. With Zer0, you'll be able to delete files and to prevent...

    Free Windows

  • Kernel File Shredder icon

    Kernel File Shredder

    If you want to delete some data permanently making it impossible to read again you can choose Kernel File Shredder Software which...

    Commercial Windows

  • Disk Wipe icon

    Disk Wipe

    Disk Wipe is Free, portable Windows application for permanent volume data destruction. With Disk Wipe you can erase all disk data and...

    Free Windows

  • Robusta File Shredder icon

    Robusta File Shredder

    Robusta File Shredder is reliable utility software, which enables you to completely erase files from your hard drive. All files...

    Freemium Windows

  • Mobi Cleaner icon

    Mobi Cleaner

    Want to download new android game but have no any free space? Want to make your tablet or smartphone quicker? Mobi Cleaner will...

    Free Android Android Tablet

  • DriveScrubber icon


    When you delete data or format a drive you assume the files, pictures, email or documents no longer exist on your computer. But your...

    Commercial Windows

  • iShred Express icon

    iShred Express

    iShred Express provides a drag and drop interface to the "SRM" or secure delete function. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. FILES...

    Free Mac

  • Puran Permanent Delete icon

    Puran Permanent Delete

    Permanent Delete is a free utility that can be used to delete files/folders permanently so that no software can recover these files.

    Free Personal Windows

  • EraserDrop icon


    EraserDrop Portable is an easy-to-use secure data removal tool. It is a drop target (a floating icon on your desktop) that you can...

    Free Personal Windows

  • AppleXsoft File Eraser icon

    AppleXsoft File Eraser

    AppleXsoft File Eraser is a user friendly and powerful data wipe software that allows you to permanently delete files on hard disks...

    Commercial Windows Windows XP

  • HDShredder icon


    HDShredder by Miray Software deletes entire hard disks, partitions or other storage media securely and according to international...

    Freemium Windows

  • abylon SHREDDER icon

    abylon SHREDDER

    The working with the computer and the browsing in the internet leave numerous digital traces on the disk. The normal functions of the...

    Commercial Windows

  • PC Reviver icon

    PC Reviver

    PC Reviver is a multi-purpose utility that will diagnose errors on your PC, safely repair them, and provide other maintenance and...

    Freemium Windows

  • ErAce Discontinued

    ErAce is software that will over write the hard drive 1-100 times. So it fullfills the strictest security standards i.e. DOD...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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Eraser Comments

Could be way better... 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by Apaosha
about Eraser and WipeDisk, WipeFile Oct 2012

I really prefer Open-Source, but in this case I stick with the freeware alternatives WipeDisk and WipeFile.
Slight, easy, safe, and it asks me at least twice, if I really want to wipe the specific folders/disks (just in case).

[Edited by Apaosha, October 16]


Really dislike Version 6.0.x 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by c33s
about Eraser Feb 2012

Since version 6.x, Eraser became a useless piece of bloat, ... 1 Helpful

Comment by fotzenlecker
about Eraser Jun 2011

Since version 6.x, Eraser became a useless piece of bloat, a CPU and RAM hog, that requires to run all the time in the background in order to work for the system integration (recycle bin and context menu). It needs almost 30MB in idle state for that. Also, users cannot choose the shredding method on the fly anymore as it was in the past versions. Now they first have to go to preferences of the main window. This really sucks and I uninstalled it. Now using version 5.87 again, which is slim and fast and does the job much better.