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

Foot 2006-11-28 00:40

An entry for Cybershredder appears on the Send To menu, whether or not the program is running. Does this meet the criteria for a portable application?

Andrew Lee 2006-11-28 04:41

I believe that entry is only written if you select File, Shortcut in Send To menu.

Foot 2006-11-28 23:11

Thanks, Andrew. If run, the command creates an easily removable shortcut in the C:\Documents and Settings\(Username)\SendTo folder.

Campbell 2007-08-05 13:26

There are a lot of shredders but most of them will not shred the file names or former file names if files have been already deleted by OS. A wiper combined with 'directory wiper' (only already deleted files!) would be great - freeware of course :)) Unfortunately this tool doesn't meet this requirement :((

Webfork 2007-08-16 01:14

Best of the file wipe applications for simplicity and ease of use.

linuxamp 2007-08-27 05:43

Questionable application.

On first run program gave me an error that it could not find one of the files it was trying to delete. When I double checked, the drive containing the files was no longer listed in my computer. Had to refresh my device manager to re-mount the drive.

On second run program was unresponsive for a while with only a white rectangle where the window was. After a while it returned to normal.

On the third run it again complained about not finding a file it was supposed to delete. It then started listing files in the status area which were not supposed to be deleted. I quickly killed the task. I'm not sure if it actually deleted any of my good files but I can't take the chance.

Banshee 2007-10-17 08:59

linuxamp, I think the chance you are taking is with a dodgy system install rather than this particular app!

I have had no problems at all using this tool.

Simon 2008-05-05 16:12

I've tested a number of different secure shredders and CyberShredder is the only one that does the best job without taxing the system too much, the filenames still remained in some cases but the contents were not even partially intact after wiping, pretty good for casual to non-critical usage.

Chris 2009-09-17 09:59

Nice program, but recurring bug when right click on some files and send to CyberShredder:
"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." (referring to C:\Program Files\Cyber Shredder\CyberShredder.exe)

Allen 2013-01-11 19:29

Says Verxion in this listing and on download page but I still see it as version 1.10 after download

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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