Basic file eraser gets the job done

Erase files permanently with this overly simple tool, but don't expect any extras.

Send unwanted files to the point of no return with this simple privacy tool, but we weren't impressed with its hard-to-find configuration menu and lack of a Help file.

Accessing 4Neurons Eraser is simply a matter of right-clicking on a file or folder and selecting the Erase option from your context menu. As soon as we selected it, a window popped up to confirm our choice. One click and the file was completely removed. Accessing the configurations menu proved to be much more cumbersome, and we had to perform a search just to locate it. The program doesn't automatically create a desktop shortcut, an oversight that's easily compensated for, but not very user-centric. And after all that trouble, we found only two configuration options for overwriting files: auto and manual. The latter lets you enter a number between 1 and 5, and that's the extent of user control.

The program doesn't include any kind of a Help file. Still, it's pretty straightforward to use, even for novices. If you prefer context menu integration to securely delete files, this simple tool takes little effort to use.

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