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 the magnetic remnants from the hard disk.
Other methods include the one defined in the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual of the US Department of Defense and overwriting with pseudo-random data. Furthermore, with Eraser you have the possibility to define your own overwriting methods.
- It works with any drive that works with Windows.
- Secure drive erasure methods are supported out of the box.
- Erases files, folders and their previously deleted counterparts.
- Works with an extremely customisable Scheduler.