Permanent Eraser Alternatives

    Permanent Eraser is described as 'When you normally delete your files in Mac OS X, the operating system is only forgetting where those particular files are placed, while the data still physically remains on the drive. Beginning with Mac OS 10' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Permanent Eraser for a variety of platforms, including 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 Permanent Eraser are DiskGenius (Freemium), Darik's Boot and Nuke (Freemium, Open Source), Permadelete (Free, Open Source) and WipeFile (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 29, 2020

    1. AppleXsoft File Eraser is a user friendly and powerful data wipe software that allows you to permanently delete files on hard disks, USB drives completely. excluding any possibility of future recovery of deleted files and folders.
    2. With xShredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann 35 times.

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      Development focus moved to Context-Shredder

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      CyberShredder is a quick, safe and handy utility that lets you erase confidential files from your computer permanently. Normal file deletion will remove a file's directory entry and allocation table information.
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    3. Easy File Shredder shreds custom files and free disk space beyond recovery using advanced data deletion algorithms approved by the military and government organizations.
      • 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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    4. 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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    5. 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.

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      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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      • 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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