Eraser is a useful advanced security tool. It allows you to remove all the sensitive data from the hard drive. This is done by overwriting it several times with patterns that are carefully selected.

Software Details:

  • Size: 8.4 MB
  • Version: 6.2.0.2991
  • License: Freeware
  • Release Date: 11-10-2020
  • Operating System: Windows XP and above

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Software Description:

Whenever you want to get rid of a file, you drag and drop it in the program. You can also use the Explorer shell extension and the integrated scheduler that can program the overwriting of the unused disk space. As an example, you can set your browser cache files so that they are removed during the night, during a lunch break, during weekends, or whenever you feel like it.

Overwriting files is done through the use of patterns. They are based on the “Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and Solid-State Memory” paper written by Peter Gutmann. This works very well and magnetic remnants are removed from your hard disk.

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