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Blank And Secure v4.24 Updated

billon on 13 Apr 2017
  • 92KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Apr 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 (ANSI/Unicode/x64) 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?
  • Improvements and small adjustments for Windows 10 Creators Update.
  • General revision and updating of the language files.
Latest comments
anon32028 on 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.

hamasaki on 2013-09-15 09:07

I agree, for me CyberShredder is a better option.

Beeber on 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.

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OW Shredder v6.44 Build 870

webfork on 20 Dec 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by I am Baas

OW Shredder erases files irretrievable by overwriting the affected file data blocks on the disk space, which prevents the reconstruction of the deleted documents. The program can wipe individual files, free disk storage, as well as entire disks or volumes.

The program includes basic disk usage analyzer, file unlocker, autostart manager, and more.

Various erasing methods are available, with more iterations (wipes) taking longer to execute and potentially more secure.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights, .Net Framework 2.0+
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch OW Shredder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Blank and Secure
What's new? Custom erase bug fixed when selecting a custom algorithm with 0 iterations; Software web parts updated to hendrik.tf
Latest comments
MIKLO on 2016-12-19 15:32

I really like the look of this software, now for testing. Thanks for your hard work and allowing us to use it for free.
MIKLO

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BleachBit v1.12

billon on 2 Jul 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 1 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by guinness

BleachBit quickly frees disk space, removes hidden junk, and safeguards your privacy. You can erase cache, Internet history, cookies (including the much-maligned "evercookie"), DOM storage, unused localizations, and temporary files of 70 applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, Adobe Reader, APT, and more. Additional applications can be added with the community authored winapp2.ini cleaner list in the Preferences - General tab (requires restart).

Includes wipe function to protect privacy, includes support for 52 languages, and available for Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package labelled 'portable' and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch bleachbit.exe.
What's new?
Latest comments
1C3M4N on 2016-01-01 18:16

@I am Baas
The link didn't work some hours ago, that's why I asked.

Checker on 2016-01-01 18:25

@1C3M4N: Link seems to work fine now ;)

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Quick Erase v0.6.4.649 New

webfork on 23 Feb 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Sep 2015
  • Suggested by smaragdus

Quick Erase is a simple drag-and-drop file shredder, helping to prevent file recovery by renaming, overwriting, and resetting file date. The program offers 12 different deletion methods that vary from fast 1 pass approaches (zero-out or British HMG IS5), up to very slow 23-pass mechanisms (Rizonesoft's own South African RSDP-23).

Notes

  • Only the most security-conscious users will require anything but 1-pass shredding
  • Program discontinued (linking to Softpedia and Archive.org)

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch QuickErase.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: CyberShredder
What's new?
  • New Icons and Graphics.
  • PAYNE-3163H no called South African RSDP-23 Method.

WipeFile v2.4

webfork on 15 Dec 2015
  • 920KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

WipeFile is a secure file and folder deletion utility, overwriting data to prevent later recovery. Although most users will only require a standard 1-pass wipe, the program supports 14 different wipe methods, including high-security military standards. Higher security settings involve overwriting the data multiple times, which is dramatically slower.

For full drive wiping, the developer makes available an also portable WipeDisk program.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Dependencies: Win 95/98 requires MSVBVM60.DLL and MSCOMCTL.OCX to run. The former should be available by default on WinME, 2K and XP.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch WipeFile.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Blank and Secure, WipeDisk
What's new? The changelog for this application is available in the German version:
http://www.gaijin.at/dlwipefile.php#changelog
Latest comments
mondou on 2013-07-28 09:56

This utility has simple and nice interface but I found a bug: it can't delete a file with asian name (eg: japanese). I got warning message: "Not all files / directories have been removed."

Ganamyde on 2013-09-23 13:27

Your right, it doesn't seem to support Unicode.
Sucks :/

mik.y on 2014-02-17 09:30

Yeah, unicode support must be one of the first features in such a app:/

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