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ErAce is described as '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' and is an app in the security & privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ErAce for Windows, Mac, Linux, PortableApps.com and Apple TV. The best alternative is Eraser, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ErAce are DiskGenius, Darik's Boot and Nuke, Permadelete and WipeFile.

ErAce 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 ErAce.
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  • 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....

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    Eraser

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableEraser can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    DiskGenius

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Apple TV

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

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    Darik's Boot and Nuke

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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

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    Permadelete

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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    WipeFile

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    WipeFile erases files and folders secure and fast.

    ⚫︎ PortableWipeFile can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Hardwipe

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortableHardwipe can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Alternate File Shredder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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    Active@ KillDisk

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

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

    ⚫︎ PortableActive@ KillDisk can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. SDelete

    • 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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    Zer0

    • 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.

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