Alternatives to Eraser for all platforms with any license

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  • Permadelete icon

    Permadelete

    Permadelete is an easy-to-use and beautiful app for windows that can delete files and folders permanently.

    Free Open Source Windows

    • It's simple, beautiful, fast and open source Guest • Jul 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    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...

    Free Windows

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  • EraserDrop icon

    EraserDrop

    EraserDrop Portable is an easy-to-use secure data removal tool. It is a drop target (a floating icon on your desktop) that you can drop files onto to quickly erase them...

    Free Personal Windows PortableApps.com

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  • OSToto PC Speeder icon

    OSToto PC Speeder

    As an efficient Windows system optimizing program, OSToto PC Speeder can do the following tasks, saving you a lot of time and energy. One-click health check Check...

    Freemium Windows

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  • HDShredder icon

    HDShredder

    HDShredder by Miray Software deletes entire hard disks, partitions or other storage media securely and according to international standards if desired. Safely recycle...

    Freemium Windows

  • Context-Shredder icon

    Context-Shredder

    With Context-Shredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann. Users can create deletion tasks, overwrite...

    Free Open Source Windows

  • xShredder icon

    xShredder

    With xShredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann 35 times.

    Free Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Development focus moved to http://alternativeto.net/software/context-shredder/
  • File Shredder icon

    File Shredder

    File Shredder is free desktop application for shredding (destroying) unwanted files beyond recovery.

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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.
    • I've tested it on every kind of medium on which it is usable and used many different "unerasers" or "undeleters" and...absolutely nothing left - not even God will know the contents of that old and Fire Shreddered file, ever! Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • 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.

    Free Windows

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    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Mobi Cleaner icon

    Mobi Cleaner

    Want to download new android game but have no any free space? Want to make your tablet or smartphone quicker? Mobi Cleaner will help you! The best speed booster...

    Free Android Android Tablet

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available and the app is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0, released in February 2016, can be still downloaded from the Amazon Appstore.

Eraser Comments

Comment by fotzenlecker
about Eraser · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful

Since version 6.x, Eraser became a useless piece of bloat, a CPU and RAM hog, that requires to run all the time in the background in order to work for the system integration (recycle bin and context menu). It needs almost 30MB in idle state for that. Also, users cannot choose the shredding method on the fly anymore as it was in the past versions. Now they first have to go to preferences of the main window. This really sucks and I uninstalled it. Now using version 5.87 again, which is slim and fast and does the job much better.

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