Blank And Secure v4.44

billon on 24 Jul 2017
  • 92KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 24 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

Blank And Secure is a basic tool for permanently deleting files from your hard drive by overwriting them. The program includes drag-and-drop capability, multiple overwrites for greater security and a free space wipe feature to help prevent recovery of files already deleted.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch one of the following (based on Operating System):
    • ANSI version (Win9x/ME): BlankAndSecure_Win98.exe
    • Unicode version (WinNT or above, 32-bit): BlankAndSecure.exe
    • 64-bit: BlankAndSecure_x64.exe
Similar/alternative apps: WipeFile
What's new?
  • Small corrections and optimization for NTFS filesystem.
  • Optimization in the Feature: Fill the free space with null.
  • Update the language files.

12 comments on Blank And Secure  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Just Art 2010-03-01 15:33

Seems to work - at least the file vanished. I loved that little caveat about "makes it impossible for MOST data recovery tools to return deleted files to a readable format." I guess if the NSA wants to see what you deleted, all bets are off.

Tenz 2010-05-26 10:46

If it uses the Gutmann method (35 pass overwrite) then not even the NSA can get it back. DP Shredder (also on this site) has that option.

webfork 2010-07-23 19:12

Wiping your drive is good but you do NOT need to overwrite something 35x. This is a waste of time and electricity and will shorten the life of your drive. Do your research.

shodan816 2011-11-29 11:22

Any file and folder wiper without shell integration (e.g. right click menu) is virtually worthless, IMHO. There are far too many other ones out there that 'do it all.'

V2.41

webfork 2011-11-29 20:32

shodan816: shell integration is great but requires registry writes, sometimes prevented by security settings. Additionally, some users prefer "stealth" software that doesn't modify system settings.

V2.41

shodan816 2012-03-09 12:46

webfork, Yes, shell integration requires a registry write. However, such apps can still be made to be truly portable by temporarily writing to the registry upon execution and deleting the entry upon closing. Portable Process Explorer by John Hallas is a perfect example. There are more.

V3.03

outskirter 2012-03-18 20:11

The lack of shell support has a simple workaround: Simply copy the Blank and Secure shortcut to the SendTo menu. On my Windows 7 system, the location is:

\Users\(me)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo

In fact, any application to which you can drag files can be handled this way.

Select your files, then call up Blank and Secure and it will list them ready for secure deletion.

It's a tiny utility, but seems to work very well.

V3.03

freakazoid 2013-02-21 18:16

I've removed this from my TPFC favorites as I've found that Blank and Secure is a little unstable when deleting a ton of files, at least on my Win8 system. I've had to restart my computer numerous times because of hangups.

I'm using CyberShredder now, even though it does not have a x64 version, deletion feels faster.

v3.67

mondou 2013-07-28 09:26

Only support zero fill method, the good thing is it can wipe free space and there is delay option for precaution of wrong delete. But I would like to see other method in future.

v3.71

anon32028 2013-09-08 20:09

http://www.fileshredder.org/ is a better program, although it isn't "portable" (must be installed). I've been using it for years.

v3.77

hamasaki 2013-09-15 09:07

I agree, for me CyberShredder is a better option.

v3.81

Beeber 2015-06-05 18:43

I use shredder.exe. It is less than 150kb and fast. As I work, I can move files to be deleted into a 'new folder', planted anywhere. When I am done, shredder.exe takes the 'new folder', and seconds later, it is gone. Loading individual files works fine, too.

v4.06

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