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File Shredders

When files are deleted (and even emptied from the recycle bin or trash) off your hard drive, they could still potentially be recoverable if someone were to gain access to it. These apps ensure that data is truly wiped from the storage device from whence it came.

  1. BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk.
  2. Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.

    Bundleware

    Be careful during the installation: Forum



    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.
  3. Clean Master is an all-in-one cleaner app on Android for cleaning app cache, unused files, residual files, search history and uninstalling apps.
  4. Make your old PC live longer — and your new PC run faster — with AVG TuneUp. Our PC optimizer comes with revamped Sleep Mode technology to boost your PC speed and performance, and Disk and Browser Cleaners that free your storage space.
  5. Permadelete is a free and open source file shredder, it deletes your files beyond recovery. It's made to be beautiful and easy to use and yet powerful.
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    ABAN is a boot CD/USB stick for easily and securely wiping all the disks in a machine. Boot disks are available for both 32-bit and 64-bit machines. As a boot disk, it doesn't care what OS is on the machine (or if there is any OS at all).
  6. This program offers the possibility to finally delete files and/or folders (no recovery possible). The program also can overwrite the free space on a drive, which means, that already deleted files cannot be restored, too.
  7. MacCleaner Pro is the all-in-one software program that keeps your Mac digitally clean and boosts its performance. This program helps you clean up your Mac’s hard drive from tons of junk files, and as a result, creates more storage space.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    iShredder, is a secure data erasure technology introduced in 2011 by the company ProtectStar™ and the German security expert Chris Bohn.
  8. SlimCleaner is a freeware PC maintenance program that uses crowd-sourced feedback to make up-to-date optimization recommendations for users. In many ways it's like other cleaning apps.

    Bundleware

    The installer contains adware and possibly other malware. Be careful during the installation: Forum

  9. Is a suite of tools for increasing MS Windows operating system performance. WinTools.net cleanly removes unwanted software from disk drives and dead references from the Windows registry. WinTools.

    Warning

    Overal funcionality is questionlable, since it looks like a bunch of shortcuts for build-in windows tools.

  10. MacKeeper is an essential tool for your Mac. It’s an easy way to manage routine tasks and keep your Mac secured, clean and optimized!
  11. Toolwiz Care is a free tool set designed to speed up your PC and give your system full care.

    Discontinued

    Discontinued but still available at download sites: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/toolwiz_care.html

  12. Do you have the need to destroy and shred your most secretive, sensitive, or private files without a trace?...