Alternate File Shredder Alternatives

    Alternate File Shredder is described as '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' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Alternate File Shredder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Eraser, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Alternate File Shredder are DiskGenius (Freemium), Permadelete (Free, Open Source), WipeFile (Free) and Mobile Node (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 29, 2020

      • Windows
      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
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    1. 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 Mac OS X 10.4.2

      Discontinued

      Official website/app unavailable.

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    2. Privacy Eraser is an easy to use solution for protecting your privacy by deleting your browsing history and other computer activities. All main popular web browsers are supported, including Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera.
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      • Windows
      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.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      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.

      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/



    3. OW Shredder is a powerful security tool, that allows you to completely erase sensitive data from your computer. Individual files, free disk space, and entire volumes get erased securely.
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    4. Permanent Delete is a free utility that can be used to delete files/folders permanently so that no software can recover these files.

      Discontinued

      Latest version 1.2 was released on 07 September 2013. See: http://www.puransoftware.com/Permanent-Delete.html

    5. Over time, many very private or business-critical files accumulate on a computer. What happens to these files when you no longer need them? Moving to the Recycle Bin is far from enough to really protect your privacy.
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    6. Because it's been deleted from your hard drive, doesn't mean it's gone forever. As long as the information was not overwritten, anyone can restore it at any time. It gets even more complicated, if a computer has been resold or given away.
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    7. Jihosoft Mobile Privacy Eraser uses powerful data erasing algorithms to erase data permanently, all erased files from your mobile devices other people can't find them back.
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