Eraser is filed under secure cleaning software and made available by Sourceforge for Windows. Unfortunately, we have not yet reviewed Eraser. It was tested by Fernando Ortega (an editor here).
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We have tested Eraser 6.0.10 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]
Effectively erases files and folders permanently:
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 currently supported under Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Server 2003 (with Service Pack 2), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Eraser is Free software and its source code is released under GNU General Public License.
The patterns used for overwriting are based on Peter Gutmann's paper "Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and Solid-State Memory" and they are selected to effectively remove magnetic remnants from the hard drive.
Other methods include the one defined in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual of the US Department of Defence and overwriting with pseudorandom data.
Eraser is software which can permanently erase files.Eraser features and highlights:
Eraser is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from secure cleaning software without restrictions. Eraser 6.0.10 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Sourceforge.
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