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.
- - Eraser is the most popular Windows alternative to xShredder.
- - Eraser is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to xShredder.
Last Update from 2021-10-05Source: https://eraser.heidi.ie/download/
DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users.
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 xShredder.
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.
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. Supports 14 different wipe methods: Two US Navy standards, the standard of the US Department of Defence, U.
Active@ Kill Disk is disk eraser software for secure formatting of hard drives without any possibility of following data recovery.
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.
Hardwipe is a free file wiper and drive cleaner for Windows. It can be used to permanently erase, or to "hard wipe", data on disk and portable storage media (i.e. USB drives and memory sticks) in order to prevent personal or sensitive business information from ever...
Lowvel overwrites data with zeroes, i.e. performs so called zero-filling of a storage device. It should be noted that after such zeroing, neither a data recovery software nor a data recovery service can recover data off the device.
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The program is no longer updated.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 xShredder.