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

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      UltraShredder is a standalone, USB portable file shredder which deletes sensitive files by overwriting them with random characters, saving it to disk each time, and then bypasses the recycle bin, thus acting as your personal, portable file shredder.

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    1. If you want to delete some data permanently making it impossible to read again you can choose Kernel File Shredder Software which deletes file permanently so that no one can recover that file again even using data recovery tools.
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    2. Robusta File Shredder is reliable utility software, which enables you to completely erase files from your hard drive. All files deleted with Robusta File Shredder can in no way be retrieved back. This is done since the application supports multiple shredding algorithms.

      Discontinued

      App unavailable at official source but older versions accessible through download sites.

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      • Windows
      When you delete data or format a drive you assume the files, pictures, email or documents no longer exist on your computer. But your private data still exists, and it only takes basic knowledge of
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      • Self-Hosted
      Software build to meet all needs of companies dealing with erasing data on daily basis. Full accordance with NIST and all major data erasing standards guarantee highest level of security.
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    3. Because it's been deleted from your hard drive, doesn't mean it's gone forever. As long as the information was not overwritten, anyone can restore it at any time. It gets even more complicated, if a computer has been resold or given away.
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    4. Over time, many very private or business-critical files accumulate on a computer. What happens to these files when you no longer need them? Moving to the Recycle Bin is far from enough to really protect your privacy.
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    5. iShred Express provides a drag and drop interface to the "SRM" or secure delete function. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. FILES DELETED WITH THIS PROGRAM ARE NOT RECOVERABLE, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Tested with Mac OS X 10.4.2

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      Official website/app unavailable.

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    6. OW Shredder is a powerful security tool, that allows you to completely erase sensitive data from your computer. Individual files, free disk space, and entire volumes get erased securely.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      ErAce is software that will over write the hard drive 1-100 times. So it fullfills the strictest security standards i.e. DOD 5220.22-M. In that way it is impossible to recover data.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer accessible and the SourceForge project page no longer contains any downloads. The ISO files are downloadable here: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/mirror/temp/sf2015/e/er/erace/

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