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Active@ KillDisk Alternatives

Active@ KillDisk is described as 'Active@ Kill Disk is disk eraser software for secure formatting of hard drives without any possibility of following data recovery' and is an app in the security & privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Active@ KillDisk for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, PortableApps.com and Android. The best alternative is Eraser, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Active@ KillDisk are DiskGenius, Darik's Boot and Nuke, Permadelete and Alternate File Shredder.

Active@ KillDisk alternatives are mainly File Shredders but may also be Partition Managers or File Recovery Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Active@ KillDisk.
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

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

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  1. Eraser icon

    Eraser

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    42 alternatives to Eraser 

    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.

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    1.  PortableEraser can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Some users think Eraser is a great alternative to Active@ KillDisk, some don't.
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      Eraser can only erase free space on a disk, not the whole disk like Active@KillDisk.

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      Active@Killdisk is bootable, Eraser is not.

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    • DiskGenius icon

      DiskGenius

      • Windows
      • Apple TV
      189 alternatives to DiskGenius 

      DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users.

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      1.  NTFS Partition RecoveryDiskGenius can recover your data from a formatted or deleted NTFS partition.
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      Guest

      Active@Killdisk is a liveboot partition and whole physical drive eraser that can do multiple disks at the same time. This is totally unrelated

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    • Darik's Boot and Nuke icon

      Darik's Boot and Nuke

      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      33 alternatives to 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 automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency...

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      1.  PortableDarik's Boot and Nuke can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      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.

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      Permadelete

      46 alternatives to Permadelete 

      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.

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      Guest

      This is a FILE deletion tool... Active@Killdisk is a DISK deletion tool. Its even in the name. This is not the same.

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    • Alternate File Shredder icon

      Alternate File Shredder

      41 alternatives to Alternate File Shredder 

      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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      This is a FILE deletion tool... Active@Killdisk is a DISK deletion tool. Its even in the name. This is not the same. Negative comment • less than a minute ago

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    • SDelete

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      46 alternatives to 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.

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      iShredder

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      10 alternatives to iShredder 

      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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      Zer0

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      34 alternatives to 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.

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      File Shredder

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      36 alternatives to File Shredder 

      File Shredder is a FREE and powerful application to shred and permanently remove unwanted files from your computer.

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      Discontinued

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

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      BCWipe

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      39 alternatives to 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 (right-click) menu OR from BCWipe Task...

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