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    xShredder Alternatives

    xShredder is described as 'With xShredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann 35 times' and is a File Shredder in the security & privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to xShredder for Windows, Mac, Linux, PortableApps.com and Apple TV. The best alternative is Eraser, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like xShredder are DiskGenius, Darik's Boot and Nuke, WipeFile and Permadelete.

    xShredder is mainly a File Shredder but alternatives to it may also be File Recovery Tools or Partition Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of xShredder.
    This page was last updated Oct 28, 2021
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    With xShredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann 35 times.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
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      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.
    1. DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users.


    2. 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.

    3. WipeFile erases files and folders secure and fast.
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      Permadelete is a 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.


    4. 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.
    5. Active@ Kill Disk is disk eraser software for secure formatting of hard drives without any possibility of following data recovery.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
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      SDelete, short for Secure Delete, is a command-line based data destruction tool and can be run from the Command Prompt in Windows 7, Vista, or XP.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
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      Zer0 is a user friendly file deletion tool with a high level of security. With Zer0, you'll be able to delete files and to prevent file recovery by a 3rd person.
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      • Windows
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      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.

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