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    HDShredder Alternatives

    HDShredder is described as '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!' and is a File Shredder in the security & privacy category. There are more than 50 alternatives to HDShredder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is CCleaner, which is free. Other great apps like HDShredder are Eraser, DiskGenius, Darik's Boot and Nuke and WipeFile.

    HDShredder is mainly a System Cleaner but alternatives to it may also be File Shredders or Duplicate File Finders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of HDShredder.
    This page was last updated Mar 26, 2021
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    HDShredder by Miray Software deletes entire hard disks, partitions or other storage media securely and according to...
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    1. CCleaner is a system optimization/cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system, allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It can also clear your internet history and act as a fully featured registry cleaner.

      Bundleware

      • The software tries to install Avast too - Spyware, runs in background and collects information to send to Avast. Background mode can be disabled, but gets re-enabled on each run - Shows pop-up system wide ads from time to time
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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      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, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users.
    3. 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 erases files and folders secure and fast.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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      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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      ABAN is a boot CD/USB stick for easily and securely wiping all the disks in a machine. Boot disks are available for both 32-bit and 64-bit machines. As a boot disk, it doesn't care what OS is on the machine (or if there is any OS at all).
    5. 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.
    6. Active@ Kill Disk is disk eraser software for secure formatting of hard drives without any possibility of following data recovery.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
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      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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