Open Source UltraShredder Alternatives

    UltraShredder is described as 'standalone, USB portable file shredder which deletes sensitive files by overwriting them with random characters, saving it to disk each time, and then bypasses'. There are more than 25 alternatives to UltraShredder for various platforms. The best alternative is Eraser, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like UltraShredder are Darik's Boot and Nuke (Freemium, Open Source), Permadelete (Free, Open Source), Alternate File Shredder (Free, Open Source) and Permanent Eraser (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 29, 2019

    • 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...
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
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    • 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.

      • Freemium • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • Permadelete is an easy-to-use and beautiful app for windows that can delete files and folders permanently.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • This program offers the possibility to finally delete files and/or folders (no recovery possible).
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • 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...
    • wipe is a little command for securely erasing files from magnetic media. It compiles under various unix platforms, including Linux 2. * , (Open, Net, Free)BSD, aix 4.1, SunOS 5.5.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • With Context-Shredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • With xShredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann 35 times.

      Discontinued

      Development focus moved to Context-Shredder

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows