Freeraser v1.0 Private

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

Freeraser gives you a trash can on the desktop that securely destroys any file that you drag into it so that it cannot be recovered using data recovery programs. It supports three different user-selectable modes of data wiping.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies:
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Freeraser.exe.

14 comments on Freeraser  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Shodan 2009-02-20 02:56

Considering the plethora of eraser tools available, the fact that this one does NOT integrate into the shell (right click menu) renders it all but worthless, IMHO.

Ken 2009-02-20 03:28

I like it. I do not need it in the shell. It works fine, it cleans my desktop

Clowns 2009-02-20 04:03

Have seen this before and thanks for posting it, however it's incredibly slow at deleting files. Pretty though.

Oren 2009-02-20 07:25

Nice minimalistic files shredder. Like it
To Clowns: as file shredder it overwrites the content of the file before delete up to 35 times (Gutmann method). Try to select "fast" destruction mode (1 pass). Works MUCH faster...

Clowns 2009-02-20 08:23

To Oren: No, even on a single pass it's very slow. Far faster secure deletion programs listed on here.

Bill B. 2009-02-20 11:01

I tested the speeds of deletion on my XP 2.53GHz system.
The results:
280KB file 2.88MB file
Rapid 3 sec 17 sec
Forced 5 sec 40 sec
Guttman 50 sec 5 min 36 sec

myzdoxae 2009-02-20 15:51

>Shodan:
When I think of portable apps, I don't look for context menu adds. A portable app would be one you run when you stick in a usb stick. If it adds in a context menu entry, how could it really be portable? (I know some may offer the option, and if you keep it portable you don't NEED it, but still...) :)
I personally still opt for CyberShredder

SeppWinkler 2009-02-23 01:41

Very nice utility. I like it sits on the desktop like gadget :) It is nice alternative to standard windowed sw like CyberShredder. I recommand it.

Mudbug 2009-02-23 06:03

Be aware this program does not erase or scramble MFT filenames of "erased" files.

What is a MFT filename? 2009-02-23 10:30

What is a MFT filename?

saimon 2009-03-09 02:41

Looks nice...but for me, there should be a little progress bar under the bin.

Port 2009-05-03 22:08

Mudbug

look up MTF, you'll find that it's db function is very important to understand if ya really want to erase all evidence. Peace

Port 2009-05-03 22:17

myzdoxae
I know it sounds weird to want a portable to also work with the context menu (right click menu) but I'm the same way : \ I don't put my portables on a USB, I use portables because my OS changes frequently and I sure as heck don't want to reinstall everything every time. :) Cheers

Chris 2009-09-18 10:30

Clowns is correct. The erasing speed of this program is abysmally slower compared to other programs listed here, such as CyberShredder and Eraser. It is a pity, because otherwise it is a nice program.

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