Darik's Boot and Nuke Alternatives

    Darik's Boot and Nuke is described as 'Dariks Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers' and is a popular app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Darik's Boot and Nuke for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is DiskGenius, which is free. Other great apps like Darik's Boot and Nuke are Permadelete (Free, Open Source), WipeFile (Free), ABAN (Free, Open Source) and Mobile Node (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021

    1. DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users. Feature: #- Data and Partitions Recovery. #- Manage Hard Drive: * Resize / Split Partition. * One-click partition a hard drive.
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      DiskGenius vs Darik's Boot and Nuke opinions
      This alternative is disputed. DiskGenius is still a legitimate alternative to Darik's Boot and Nuke, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      DBAN is a whole drive secure wiping tool not a disk management tool
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      This is a disk management utility that does not mention wiping a disk securely
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      DBAN doesn't require an operating system like windows because it is designed to wipe drives.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      This program is not a secure HDD eraser of DATA.
      Negative comment 12 days ago

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    2. 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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      Permadelete vs Darik's Boot and Nuke opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Permadelete is still a legitimate alternative to Darik's Boot and Nuke, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      DBAN does not require Windows OS or any operating system, as it has it's own self-contained Linux environment.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    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.
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      WipeFile vs Darik's Boot and Nuke opinions
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      This does not wipe drives securely independent of OS
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      • 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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      ABAN vs Darik's Boot and Nuke opinions
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      free, standalone bootable tool, no additional os required
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Standalone tool for full disk wiping. Since it does not have fancy graphical UI, not recommended for newbies.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    4. Chat, date, find taxis, manage projects and tasks and more all in one app. Mobile Node is a feature rich app that lets users to communicate securely, and since no user generated content are stored on the server-side, your privacy is guaranteed.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.001.005, released in February 2017, can be still downloaded from the Google Play Store.

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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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      SDelete vs Darik's Boot and Nuke opinions
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      SDelete is a program that runs within Windows, DBAN is a standalone bootable utility
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      it is not a standalone bootable tool, it requires an OS to run
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      • 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 !
      • 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.

      • 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.
    5. 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.
      Permanent Eraser vs Darik's Boot and Nuke opinions
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      it is not a standalone bootable tool, it requires an OS to run
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      It deletes any file including ones from the trash. Even files that the OS is identifying as in use (when they are not) are wiped entirely with this software. The only reason I refrained from voting it as the best DBan alternative is that I don't know how it will behave with extremely large files, example, a full external Terabyte sized hard drive.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Doesn't Wipe Drives Securely and requires an installed OS. DBAN is OS independent boot utility, and thus its name.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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