It is currently Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:14 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 44 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:05 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:51 am
Posts: 4139
Quote:
"OW Shredder" erases files irretrievably. This program overwrites the affected file data blocks on the disk space, which prevents the reconstruction of the deleted documents. Individual files, free disk storage as well as entire disks or volumes can be eliminated by various erasing methods with "OW Shredder".


https://hendrik.tf/ow-shredder.html

Image

Settings: Application folder

Req.: .NET 2.0, Admin rights

Dl @ https://hendrik.tf/ow-shredder.html

Edit: updated Website address

_________________
Bəəs 2.0


Last edited by I am Baas on Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:59 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:08 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:09 am
Posts: 3868
Location: Sol3
Obviously, I haven't tested it (yet), but looks like a great find, Baas.

@tproli: red appears to be the new black... :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:19 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:51 am
Posts: 4139
Cheers, Midas. I personally prefer the blue theme...

Attachment:
ow.png
ow.png [ 2.75 KiB | Viewed 14829 times ]

_________________
Bəəs 2.0


Last edited by I am Baas on Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:24 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:14 am
Posts: 1165
Location: Hungary
redgasm and bluegasm :)

_________________
yet another PortablizerList of programs made portable by yaP


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:53 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:24 am
Posts: 1769
Location: Aeaea
A nice shredder with context menu integration (plus unlocker), a keeper. By the way I prefer the blue theme too.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:51 am
Posts: 4139
tproli wrote:
redgasm and bluegasm :)


Why did you leave Limegasm out?

Image

_________________
Bəəs 2.0


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:14 am
Posts: 1165
Location: Hungary
Just to avoid word repetition :)

_________________
yet another PortablizerList of programs made portable by yaP


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Posts: 7377
Location: US, Texas
License question: I couldn't find anything clear on the site so I checked Softpedia, who's listing it as freeware. His site lists BSD but I can't find anything connected to the code. I emailed his support address but got a message failure.

_________________
Supporting Net Neutrality - BattleForTheNet | Why this matters | More from EFF.org


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:45 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:51 am
Posts: 4139
webfork wrote:
I emailed his support address but got a message failure.


Try contact@WebsiteAdressHere

_________________
Bəəs 2.0


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:44 pm
Posts: 33
Hello, I am a developer of this application and I randomly saw your forum entry.
You can ask in this forum or try to use the contact page: http://hendrik-schiffer.com/contact.html

Here is the original BSD license:
Quote:
Copyright (c) 2012-2015 Hendrik Schiffer.
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use of the binary forms are permitted
provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph are
duplicated in all such forms and that any documentation,
advertising materials, and other materials related to such
distribution and use acknowledge that the software was developed
by Hendrik Schiffer. The name of
Hendrik Schiffer may not be used to endorse or promote products derived
from this software without specific prior written permission.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ``AS IS'' AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


This means it is free for personal and commercial use as long as it not modified in any way. Cheers :shock:


Last edited by HSDev on Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:00 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Posts: 7377
Location: US, Texas
[Note: Something was going weird with the forum quote function, hence the odd quoting system used below.]

---

>Hello, I am the developer of this application.

Hi and welcome to the site.

>You can ask in this forum or try to use the contact page

Unfortunately, I sent email to support (at) hendrik-schiffer.com and it failed.

> This means it is free for personal and commercial use as long as it not modified in any way.

I spend a lot of time here on the site with licenses so I should point out that's not what what the license says. The license you listed says users can do whatever they want with it so long as they include attribution. You might want to address modification/reverse-engineering specifically as I've seen in other licenses. Additionally (and more importantly) the BSD license is something that governs the use of the source code. I couldn't find a link to the code anywhere, suggesting that this program isn't BSD licensed. You've taken the "ancestor" BSD license (as Wikipedia calls it) and just taken out the word "source".

Please correct me if I've misunderstood something.

Addendum:

I should add that you're welcome to use that license (or whatever you want), but I wouldn't list the word "BSD" connected to anything that doesn't have source code available. You can look forward to more confusion similar to mine. Additionally, if the program gets added to the site, we'll list it as freeware to set expectations with visitors.

_________________
Supporting Net Neutrality - BattleForTheNet | Why this matters | More from EFF.org


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:44 pm
Posts: 33
The BSD was choosen after we received a couple of requests about reverse-engineering to understand particularly the erase process better, since it is not planned the release the full source code.
Especially because reverse-engineering cannot be stopped anyway and we want to spread portable yet powerful tools so we decided for that license.

Of course we also answer questions per contact page or e-mails. Sadly we did not receive yours.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Posts: 7377
Location: US, Texas
HSDev wrote:
The BSD was choosen

Wow, no.  You're totally missing my point.  It's not "BSD" anymore if you edit it.  An edited license becomes a different license, especially when it's an open license and you take out the "open" part.  You could call it the OW License or the HSDev License or whatever you want but calling it BSD is inaccurate and -- because you're not distributing the code -- dishonest.  You might as well call it the RedHat SUSE Linux BSD License for all the meaning that has.

_________________
Supporting Net Neutrality - BattleForTheNet | Why this matters | More from EFF.org


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:22 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:51 am
Posts: 4139
@HSDev

I noticed that OW Shredder was updated to version 6.22 Build 344 on 08.04.2015 but could not locate the change log, what was added/modified/fixed in this release? Also, do you mind including one with future releases of the program? Thanks.

_________________
Bəəs 2.0


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: OW Shredder
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:22 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:44 pm
Posts: 33
@webfork
Thanks for your feedback the license is called now OWBSD: http://hendrik-schiffer.com/Licenses/OWBSD.txt

@I am Baas
Changelog for version 6.22
New
Logging of the erased files(options)
The amount of the erased/erasing files are shown while the files are erased

Improved
Fixed problems with the widget
When a IO error appears the loading icon is hidden


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 44 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Protected by Anti-Spam ACP Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group