CyberShredder v1.12

webfork on 20 Dec 2016
  • 490KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Sep 2008
  • Suggested by M. Maltbia

CyberShredder is an easy to use, drag-and-drop way to delete files and folders from your computer permanently. While normal file deletion remove a file's directory entry and allocation table information, the actual disk clusters that contained the file's data remains intact on your hard disk and can be recovered. CyberShredder overwrites the space occupied from a file with random data and then erases the file, so recovery tools cannot recover it.

Although the "very quick" shred should be more than adequate for most users, there are multi-pass methods available that overwrite the file multiple times.

Warning: Some users have reported issues when wiping directories with non-English characters in them.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CyberShredder.exe.
What's new?
  • Quicker abort, abandons operation even at the end of a file operation.
  • File operation progress gauge, shows progress of each file operation (pass).
  • Renames file multiple (26) times, not just once.
  • Remembers form position.

20 comments on CyberShredder  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Herki 2014-06-18 12:57

I had precisely the same issue as hamasaki above - tried to drag and drop a folder that contained asian characters in its name and, to my horror, found Cybershredder began a rampage through a completely unrelated area of my hard drive.

From what I can tell, and this tallies with hamasaki's experience *if* he had placed the cybershredder.exe in 'program files', the glitch redirects the shred request to contents of the the folder one level above the folder in which cybershredder.exe is placed.

No idea why this happens, but be warned!

v1.12

hamasaki 2013-11-11 12:03

@webfork. Sorry, only just saw this post. I don`t have a copy of that folder anymore as I`ve moved to a new laptop. Sorry.

v1.12

Midas 2013-11-06 14:25

A possible portable alternative (untested!) is Quick Erase -- see http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Secure-cleaning/Quick-Erase.shtml.

v1.12

webfork 2013-11-05 22:18

hamasaki: could you post something to forums like what you tried to shred that caused all these problems? I'd like to test that on a machine. Thanks!

v1.12

hamasaki 2013-10-04 12:11

There is a major issue with asian characters. I had a folder which was named with Japanese characters on my desktop. I dragged it to CyberShredder and it then proceeded to randomly start deleting files from my program files folder. It wiped out 3 programs which I had to re-install. Proceed with extreme caution.

v1.12

mondou 2013-07-28 10:17

This application has some bugs:
-you can't delete file/folder with asian characters (e.g. japanese).
-when the apps is deleting and then you drag & drop another file/folder, you will see weird message text showing and the cancel button will disappear.

Another thing is safety factor, the default behaviour of the apps will delete anything that dropped into. It will be nice if the "Confirm File Deletion" setting is enabled by default.

v1.12

Ruby 2013-01-13 06:42

@Allen

Load it in Resource Hacker and mod the 'Version Info' (if it bothers you) ^_~

BLOCK "040904E4"
{
VALUE "CompanyName", "CyLog Software"
VALUE "FileDescription", "CyberShredder"
VALUE "FileVersion", "1.10.6.16"
VALUE "InternalName", ""
VALUE "LegalCopyright", "2002-2005 CyLog Software"
VALUE "LegalTrademarks", ""
VALUE "OriginalFilename", "CyberShredder.exe"
VALUE "ProductName", "CyberShredder"
VALUE "ProductVersion", "1.10"
VALUE "Comments", ""
}

v1.12

Allen 2013-01-12 19:34

@ I am Baas
I guess you need to put YOUR glasses on and read my post again? I never said it wasn't V1.12 , When you mouse over the exe file it still comes up 1.10.6.16. When you right click on the exe file and select properties then version tab it comes up 1.10.6.16 , if you select File version it comes up 1.10.6.16 , if you select product version it comes up 1.10
Yes, it does come up 1.12 in the info bar when launched.

v1.12

thepiney 2013-01-12 04:12

@ I am Baas

Download that file and check it out. If you start the program is clearly says 1.12 at the top, the help/About clearly says 1.12 as well. But if you mouse over, it shows as version 1.10.6.16. Not sure if Allen checked it that way after extracting or not but may have.

v1.12

I am Baas 2013-01-12 01:17

@Allen
You need to put your glasses on and download cshred112.zip (http://www.cylog.org/files/utilities/cshred112.zip)

v1.12

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