Alternatives to Eraser for all platforms with any license

  • 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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  • File Shredder

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

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.50, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
    • the program is really simple to use it has many features and doesn't slow your pc (even though the others doesn't slow 2 but maybe there is one that does i don't know about) file shredder does what it should do! Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • 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

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  • 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...

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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...

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  • 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...

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Eraser Comments

Comment by fotzenlecker
about Eraser · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 4 Helpful Report as spam

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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