Alternatives to Eraser for all platforms with any license

  • WipeFile icon

    WipeFile

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

    Free Windows

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  • 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

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  • xShredder icon

    xShredder

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

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Development focus moved to http://alternativeto.net/software/context-shredder/
  • EraserDrop icon

    EraserDrop

    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 drop files onto to quickly erase them so they can not be recovered. EraserDrop does away with the...

    Free Personal Windows PortableApps.com

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  • 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. One-click health check Check your computer health status and boost it with one click. ...

    Freemium Windows

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  • File Shredder icon

    File Shredder

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

    Free Windows

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  • Hardwipe icon

    Hardwipe

    Hardwipe is a free file wiper and drive cleaner for Windows. It can be used to permanently erase, or to "hard wipe", data on disk and portable storage media (i.e. USB drives and memory sticks) in order to prevent personal or...

    Freemium Windows

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  • 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, while the data still physically remains on the drive. Beginning with Mac OS 10.3, Apple enhanced its...

    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 it’s outdated financial information, e-mail archives, or personal files, you can be sure that with...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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 consists of 12 efficient Standard DoD wiping algorithms. It even wipes out locked files, give it a free...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • SDelete icon

    SDelete

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

    Free Windows

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  • 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 Internet or newsgroup activity with the old computers that you or your company resells, donates...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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 optimization or cleanup tool, improve your PC performance, keep it clean and secure! Continuously improved...

    Commercial Windows

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  • BCWipe icon

    BCWipe

    BCWipe data wiping software enables you to permanently delete files selectively so that they can never be recovered or undeleted. BCWipe embeds itself within Windows and can be activated from the Explorer FILE Menu OR from the context...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • HDShredder icon

    HDShredder

    HDShredder by Miray Software deletes entire hard disks, partitions or other storage media securely and according to international standards if desired. Safely recycle your hard drive!.

    Freemium Windows

  • Easy File Shredder

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

    Freemium Windows

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    UltraShredder

    UltraShredder is a standalone, USB portable file shredder which deletes sensitive files by overwriting them with random characters, saving it to disk each time, and then bypasses the recycle bin, thus acting as your personal, portable...

    Free Windows

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  • Zer0 icon

    Zer0

    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 file recovery by a 3rd person. Features User friendly HMI : Drag'n'drop, 1 click and...

    Free Windows

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  • 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 deletes file permanently so that no one can recover that file again even using data recovery tools.

    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 prevent recovery of those data. Formatting a hard drive with regular method leaves an open...

    Free Windows

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  • 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 deleted with Robusta File Shredder can in no way be retrieved back. This is done since the application...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued App unavailable at official source but older versions accessible through download sites.
  • 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 help you! The best speed booster, data booster, game booster, junk data cleaner, trash cleaner...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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  • DriveScrubber icon

    DriveScrubber

    When you delete data or format a drive you assume the files, pictures, email or documents no longer exist on your computer. But your private data still exists, and it only takes basic knowledge of PCs to find it. For total...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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 DELETED WITH THIS PROGRAM ARE NOT RECOVERABLE, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Tested with...

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued Official website/app unavailable.
  • 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

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  • 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, USB drives completely. excluding any possibility of future recovery of deleted files and folders....

    Commercial Windows Windows XP

  • Context-Shredder icon

    Context-Shredder

    With Context-Shredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann. Users can create deletion tasks, overwrite available free space or destroy disk drives.

    Open Source 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 operating system don’t delete these traces completely. In order to delete the data really, the...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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 optimization recommendations. PC Reviver is the trusted and recommended way to restore optimum...

    Freemium Windows

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  • ErAce

    ErAce is software that will over write the hard drive 1-100 times. So it fullfills the strictest security standards i.e. DOD 5220.22-M. In that way it is impossible to recover data.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer accessible and the SourceForge project page no longer contains any downloads. The ISO files are downloadable here: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/mirror/temp/sf2015/e/er/erace/

Eraser Comments

Could be way better... 2 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]

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Really dislike Version 6.0.x 2 Helpful

Negative Comment by c33s
about Eraser Feb 2012
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Since version 6.x, Eraser became a useless piece of bloat, ... 2 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.

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