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Eraser (Portable) v5.8.7

Open source
Vista / Win2k / Win7 / Win8 / WinXP
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.

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.

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Eraser (Portable) v5.8.8

Keywords:
eraser delete wipe destroy data hard drive

License type Open source1
Author's homepage Visit the author's site
Date added 14 May 2012
Downloads 2,375
File size 882.51 kB (<1min @ 1Mbps)
Operating systems Vista / Win2k / Win7 / Win8 / WinXP1

1License and operating system information is based on latest version of the software.

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