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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. 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' and is a popular app in the security & privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Darik's Boot and Nuke for Windows, Mac, Linux and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is ABAN, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Darik's Boot and Nuke are Permadelete, WipeFile, Hardwipe and Active@ KillDisk.

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Dariks Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers....

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  1. ABAN

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    2 alternatives to ABAN 

    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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    Standalone tool for full disk wiping. Since it does not have fancy graphical UI, not recommended for newbies.

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    free, standalone bootable tool, no additional os required

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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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    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.
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    DBAN does not require Windows OS or any operating system, as it has it's own self-contained Linux environment.

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    WipeFile

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    31 alternatives to WipeFile 

    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. Supports 14 different wipe methods: Two US Navy standards, the standard of the US Department of Defence, U.

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    1.  PortableWipeFile can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    This does not wipe drives securely independent of OS

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    Hardwipe

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    31 alternatives to Hardwipe 

    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. USB drives and memory sticks) in order to prevent personal or sensitive business information from ever...

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    1.  PortableHardwipe can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Active@ KillDisk

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    37 alternatives to Active@ KillDisk 

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

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    1.  PortableActive@ KillDisk can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  6. 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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    Erase Subdirectories with Multiple Passes
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    it is not a standalone bootable tool, it requires an OS to run

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    SDelete is a program that runs within Windows, DBAN is a standalone bootable utility

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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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    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

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    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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  10. Hard Disk Scrubber icon

    Hard Disk Scrubber

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    15 alternatives to Hard Disk Scrubber 

    Summit's Hard Disk Scrubber - Secure Delete Utility.

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