disk erasers

Roadkil’s Disk Wipe – added 12/18/2008

Roadkil’s Disk Wipe securely erases the contents of a disk replacing it with random data or leaving the drive completely blank. Numerous passes can be performed to ensure data is totally unrecoverable. Program works on hard and floppy disks aswell as USB/Flash drives.

Eraser Portable – added 8/21/2007

Eraser Portable is a secure data removal tool that runs directly from your iPod, USB thumbdrive, portable hard drive or any other portable media. You can plug it right into any Windows computer and use it just like you would on your own. It is a repackaged version of the popular Eraser utility designed with portability in mind, so it has all the same great features of Eraser, but there’s nothing to install.

Darik’s Boot and Nuke – added 12/10/2005

Darik’s Boot and Nuke (”DBAN”) is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction.

Wipe Out – added 12/10/2005

As the name implies, this utility will absolutely wipe your hard drive. For those times when an industrial strength cleaner is needed to remove any pesky files Fdisk may have left behind. A readme file is included in the zip file. warning…wipe out will remove ALL data from the hard drive.

Active Kill Disk – added 11/12/2008

Active KillDisk Hard Drive Eraser is powerful and compact DOS software that allows you to destroy all data on hard and floppy drives completely, excluding any possibility of future recovery of deleted files and folders. It’s a hard drive and partition eraser utility. If you use FDISK, FORMAT utilities, or DELETE standard operating system command for data removal, there is always a chance to recover deleted data (using undelete file or some data recovery software) and use against the owner’s will. We highly recommend you to run this utility for the hard and floppy drives you want to dispose of, recycle, re-use, sell or donate to somebody.

PC Inspector e-maxx – added 5/18/2005

Pc Inspector e-maxx is the new professional data deletion program from CONVAR. Using the new direct DMA support, data can be deleted from hard drives in high speed mode with speeds up to 3.3 GB per minute.

VAIOSoft DriveEraser – added 5/19/2005

Secure Data Clean up: DriveEraser permanently erases data from hard disks, removable media, partitions, files and folders. It is specifically designed to eliminate data that is no longer needed and should not be recovered by anyone else.

Active KillDisk – added 5/19/2005

Active KillDis wipes out all floppies and hard disk drives completely by secure overwriting data on physical level using [One Pass Zeros] data destruction method, and erases partitions, logical drives and even not used disk space.

iSafeguard – added 5/11/2005

iSafeguard provides powerful encryption and digital signatures capabilities; its security is as strong as the enterprise and professional editions. It wipes files and disk free space to ensure deleted files are safe from recovery, can backup your data, and sign and encrypt your files of any types and more.

Eraser – added 4/15/2003

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 released under GNU General Public License.

Necrofile – added 9/19/2003

NecroFile, other than sporting a great name and wonderful graphics, is a program that can be very useful to anyone. It is best to run scandisk, execute NecroFile, reboot, then defragment the drive (thus it is very successful in a 0-Format.) NecroFile takes the partitions you select from a list and it overwrites the clusters with mock data. This will push all deleted programs off of the hard disk and into oblivion where it belongs. It does *not* damage any data that exists on the drive, and this is guaranteed. Current features: Makes others unable to retrieve your sensitive deleted data!