Alternatives to HDShredder for all platforms with any license

  • CCleaner

    Cleaner tool for your system - protects your privacy, makes your computer faster and more secure.

    • 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

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

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  • 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...

    • 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.

    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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...

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.4, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows

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  • 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.

    Free Windows

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  • AppleJack

    AppleJack is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can't load the GUI, or don't have...

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • File Shredder

    File Shredder is free desktop application for shredding (destroying) unwanted files beyond recovery.

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.50, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Free Windows

    No features added Add a feature

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  • EraserDrop

    EraserDrop Portable is an easy-to-use secure data removal tool. It is a drop target (a floating icon on your desktop) that you can drop files onto to quickly erase them...

    Free Personal Windows PortableApps.com

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  • xShredder

    With xShredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann 35 times.

    • Discontinued Development focus moved to http://alternativeto.net/software/context-shredder/

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Avast Cleanup

    Make your PC live longer and run faster Boost your PC speed, free up disk space by removing bloatware and junk files, and solve small issues before they become big...

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows Android

    No features added Add a feature

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