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Eraser Alternatives for Linux

Eraser is not available for Linux but there are a few alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is BCWipe. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try ErAce. If that doesn't work for you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Eraser, but unfortunately only two of them are available for Linux. If you can't find an alternative you can try to remove all filters.

Eraser alternatives are mainly File Shredders but may also be System Cleaners or Software Uninstallers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Eraser.
This page was last updated Oct 20, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard...

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  1. BCWipe

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    BCWipe data wiping software enables you to permanently delete files selectively so that they can never be recovered or undeleted.

  2. ErAce

    • 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. DOD 5220.22-M. In that way it is impossible to recover data.


    The official website is no longer accessible and the SourceForge project page no longer contains any downloads. The ISO files are downloadable here:

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