• 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.
  1. CleanMyMac scans every inch of your system and safely removes gigabytes of junk in just two clicks. Free up storage on your Mac and boost its performance — CleanMyMac finds 74 GB of junk on an average computer.
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  2. Dariks Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers.

    Discontinued

    DBAN was last updated in June 2015 and does not support SSDs (SATA Secure Erase). The official website is now pushing users to use Blancco Drive Eraser, a commercial drive wiping tool.

  3. 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.
  4. Active@ Kill Disk is disk eraser software for secure formatting of hard drives without any possibility of following data recovery.
    • 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).
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    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.
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  5. CleanMyPC is a dozen tools in one for a cleaner and safer PC. It scans your whole system to clean up junk files and speed up your computer. Uninstall apps the right way, remove annoying apps sitting in your Autorun, protect online privacy, and more.
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  6. Clean Space is a professional utility for cleaning up your computer from garbage and protecting your online privacy. It will also protect your online privacy by cleaning up areas related to your internet browsing history.
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  7. 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.
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    • 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.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    File Shredder is a FREE and powerful application to shred and permanently remove unwanted files from your computer. In File Shredder you can choose between 5 different shredding algorithms, each one gradually stronger than the previous one.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.50, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    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 the job is done !
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    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.
  8. 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!.
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