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Kernel File Shredder Alternatives

Kernel File Shredder is described as 'If you want to delete some data permanently making it impossible to read again you can choose Kernel File Shredder Software which deletes file permanently so that no one can recover that file again even using data recovery tools' and is a File Shredder in the security & privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Kernel File Shredder 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 Kernel File Shredder are DiskGenius, Darik's Boot and Nuke, WipeFile and Permadelete.

Kernel File Shredder alternatives are mainly File Shredders but may also be File Recovery Tools or Partition Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Kernel File Shredder.
This page was last updated Nov 29, 2019
  • Windows

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  1. 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.

  2. DiskGenius

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Apple TV

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



  3. 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.

    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.

  4. WipeFile

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    WipeFile erases files and folders secure and fast.

  5. 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.



  6. 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.

  7. Active@ KillDisk

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. File Shredder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    File Shredder is a FREE and powerful application to shred and permanently remove unwanted files from your computer.

    Discontinued

    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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