Eraser

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  • 6.2
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  • 7
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License:
Free (GPL)
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
6.0.10
Last month's downloads:
827
Size:
8.7 MB
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Eraser is fully compatible with:

  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Versions of Eraser

All versions of Eraser
Version License Language O.S.
Eraser 6.0.10 23/05/12 Free (GPL) English
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Eraser 6.0.9.2343 23/05/12 Free (GPL) English
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Eraser 6.0.8.2273 08/11/11 Free (GPL) English
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Eraser 6.0.7.1893 03/02/11 Free (GPL) English
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Eraser 5.82 19/06/13 Free (GPL) English
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Eraser 5.8.7 19/06/13 Free (GPL) English
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

Fully erase data from your hardrive

Jon Riggall

Recent changes

  • Updated Italian translation
Pros
  • Effective and deep deletion
  • Schedule automatic tasks
  • Simple once you know how!
Cons
  • Not instinctive
  • Big deletions can use lots of system resources

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. Works with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Windows 2003 Server and DOS.
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. You can also define your own overwriting methods.

"Looks good, don't work"

  • 1.0
  • 1.0
  • usability1
  • Stability1
  • Installation1
  • Functionality1
  • Appearance9

I've tried to use Eraser for two year now and finally the developer

make the mistake of dising Windows 7 because his progrm

won't work with it. I gave up.

Frank Ward

Atlanta, Ga

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