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Hardwipe is described as '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 (i.e. USB drives and memory sticks) in order to prevent personal or sensitive business information from ever' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Hardwipe 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 Hardwipe are Darik's Boot and Nuke, WipeFile, Permadelete and Alternate File Shredder.

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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

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    Eraser

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    42 alternatives to Eraser 

    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.

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    1.  PortableEraser can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Darik's Boot and Nuke

      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      33 alternatives to Darik's Boot and Nuke 

      Dariks Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency...

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      1.  PortableDarik's Boot and Nuke can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      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.

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      WipeFile

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      31 alternatives to 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 content. Supports 14 different wipe methods: Two US Navy standards, the standard of the US Department of Defence, U.

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      1.  PortableWipeFile can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Permadelete

      46 alternatives to Permadelete 

      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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      Alternate File Shredder

      41 alternatives to Alternate File Shredder 

      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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    • SDelete

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      46 alternatives to 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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      Zer0

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      34 alternatives to Zer0 

      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.

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      File Shredder

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      36 alternatives to File Shredder 

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

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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.

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      BCWipe

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      39 alternatives to 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 can be activated from the Explorer FILE Menu OR from the context (right-click) menu OR from BCWipe Task...

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    • Lowvel

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      38 alternatives to Lowvel 

      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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