Permadelete Alternatives

    Permadelete is described as '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' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Permadelete for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Eraser, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Permadelete are DiskGenius (Freemium), Darik's Boot and Nuke (Freemium, Open Source), WipeFile (Free) and Mobile Node (Free).

    This page was last updated Dec 7, 2020

      • 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. DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users. Feature: #- Data and Partitions Recovery. #- Manage Hard Drive: * Resize / Split Partition. * One-click partition a hard drive.
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    2. 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.

    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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    4. Chat, date, find taxis, manage projects and tasks and more all in one app. Mobile Node is a feature rich app that lets users to communicate securely, and since no user generated content are stored on the server-side, your privacy is guaranteed.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.001.005, released in February 2017, can be still downloaded from the Google Play Store.

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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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    5. Active@ Kill Disk is disk eraser software for secure formatting of hard drives without any possibility of following data recovery.
    6. 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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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      iShredder, is a secure data erasure technology introduced in 2011 by the company ProtectStar™ and the German security expert Chris Bohn.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      File Shredder is a FREE and powerful application to shred and permanently remove unwanted files from your computer. In File Shredder you can choose between 5 different shredding algorithms, each one gradually stronger than the previous one.

      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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