Hard Disk Scrubber Alternatives

    Hard Disk Scrubber is described as 'Summit's Hard Disk Scrubber - Secure Delete Utility' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Hard Disk Scrubber for Windows, Mac, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Eraser, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hard Disk Scrubber are Darik's Boot and Nuke (Freemium, Open Source), Permadelete (Free, Open Source), WipeFile (Free) and SDelete (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 4, 2021

      • 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.
    1. 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.



    2. 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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    3. 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 content.
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      • 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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    4. 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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    5. HDShredder by Miray Software deletes entire hard disks, partitions or other storage media securely and according to international standards if desired. Safely recycle your hard drive!.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Lowvel overwrites data with zeroes, i.e. performs so called zero-filling of a storage device. It should be noted that after such zeroing, neither a data recovery software nor a data recovery service can recover data off the device.
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    6. BitRaser File Eraser is a DIY software for permanent wiping of sensitive files, web browsing history, app & system traces, and unused space on the laptop, desktop, and external storage media. The tool safeguards your personal data from falling into the wrong hands.
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    7. Don't give away sensitive information, valuable corporate trade secrets, business plans, personal files and letters, or traces of Internet or newsgroup activity with the old computers that you or your company resells, donates, reassigns to different departments or removes...
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