DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users.
- - DiskGenius is the most popular Windows alternative to wipe.
- - DiskGenius is the most popular free alternative to wipe.
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 the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency...
- - Darik's Boot and Nuke is the most popular Mac & Linux alternative to wipe.
- - Darik's Boot and Nuke is the most popular Open Source alternative to wipe.
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.
Active@ Kill Disk is disk eraser software for secure formatting of hard drives without any possibility of following data recovery.
File Shredder is a FREE and powerful application to shred and permanently remove unwanted files from your computer.Discontinued
The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.50, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
BCWipe data wiping software enables you to permanently delete files selectively so that they can never be recovered or undeleted. BCWipe embeds itself within Windows and can be activated from the Explorer FILE Menu OR from the context (right-click) menu OR from BCWipe Task...
- - BCWipe is the most popular commercial alternative to wipe.
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 so they can not be recovered. EraserDrop does away with the standard .
O&O SafeErase gives you complete protection against unauthorized access to any confidential data you delete! No matter whether it’s outdated financial information, e-mail archives, or personal files, you can be sure that with O&O SafeErase this data will remain...
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.
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.
Permanent Eraser Features
Protect your sensitive data and privacy, and securely erase all evidence of your Internet and PC activity. Go beyond any system optimization or cleanup tool, improve your PC performance, keep it clean and secure! Continuously improved since 1998.