AbsoluteShield File Shredder

AbsoluteShield File Shredder

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 66 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.41
  • Total Downloads:
    286,858
  • Date Added:
    November 10, 2002
  • File Size:
    508.48KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    45
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This free, bare-bones file shredder does what it promises, but several issues make us take pause. Since it possesses few features beyond its main job, most users won't have a problem operating the interface. You can add files to shred by browsing your PC or right-clicking on a document, but you cannot destroy entire folders. AbsoluteShield File Shredder can perform either two or seven cleaning passes, but other applications let you wipe data many more times. It's a shame you can't choose from multiple government-approved deletion methods, but the fact the help files don't tell you the name of the default algorithm is an even bigger misstep. Clearly, the program isn't ideal for paranoiacs who work with top-secret data, but home users seeking a no-cost, simple shredder are likely to find it suitable.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 66 votes

    • 5 star 45
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 11
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 66 votes

    • 5 star 45
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 11
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  • 3 stars

    "very good software"

    November 21, 2010   |   By blink22010

    Version: AbsoluteShield File Shredder 1.41

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    doesn't suppor clear empty space feature

    Summary

    its quite powerful but there is another free software that support the missing feature in this product which is clear empty space and as powerful as this software

    download it at:
    www.audioshareware.com

    Updated on Nov 21, 2010

    www.audioshareware.com

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  • 5 stars

    "Effective and Simple to Use"

    April 19, 2010   |   By tango_fox1

    Version: AbsoluteShield File Shredder 1.41

    Pros

    Ease of use, minimal resource hoggin.

    Cons

    Lack of drag & drop feature.

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  • 5 stars

    "easy to drop files into and then there gone"

    February 27, 2010   |   By fjduhaime

    Version: AbsoluteShield File Shredder 1.41

    Pros

    ease of use

    Cons

    haven't had any problems works as advertised

    Summary

    recommend to anyone to delete files completly

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  • 5 stars

    "Seems to work"

    November 09, 2009   |   By ozark123

    Version: AbsoluteShield File Shredder 1.41

    Pros

    Free! Easy to install and operate

    Cons

    Can't right click and remove all files. Works on some doesn't work on others including recycle bin.

    Summary

    Nothing fancy. Does what it's supposed to do. No problems.

    Incidentally after reading some reviews indicating it contained spyware I scanned it with a couple of programs, none found.

    Recommended.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Product. I reccomend 100%"

    October 13, 2009   |   By sarjes1962

    Version: AbsoluteShield File Shredder 1.41

    Pros

    This product actually does what it says. Easy to use for any level. Reading is simple as well and reccomended. Use it and you will never see the file agian and really helps your CPU Speed at least by 30% or more.

    Cons

    The only con is that you may shred files you may need so always back up.

    Summary

    Everyone gets corrupted files and other problem files, they just take up space even if you send them to the trash can, the files are stored elsewhere in the cpu. Using Absolutly Shredder gets rid of what you want gone and you will never find it or get it again,

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  • 5 stars

    "it's working perfect"

    June 03, 2009   |   By FRAMBOLI

    Version: AbsoluteShield File Shredder 1.41

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    no negative points

    Summary

    top quality product with no nonsens and extremely good results

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  • 1 stars

    "want to see other reviews first"

    February 12, 2009   |   By Martin_Donald

    Version: AbsoluteShield File Shredder 1.41

    Pros

    don't know, i just want to see other users' reviews first

    Cons

    don't know

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  • 4 stars

    "Works great at removing files."

    October 05, 2008   |   By brianbc

    Version: AbsoluteShield File Shredder 1.41

    Pros

    Works on every kind of file: video, picture, data or word processing

    Cons

    A little slow with shredding large files such as multiple videos or pictures.

    Summary

    Very satisfied, However no updates since 2002.

    Updated on Oct 5, 2012

    Works Fine, have had no problems at all.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great software and FREE!"

    August 03, 2008   |   By domcritelli

    Version: AbsoluteShield File Shredder 1.41

    Pros

    Performs well; easy to use; had not caused problems with XP and Vista systems I own.

    Cons

    n/a

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  • 3 stars

    "works well Does a good job "

    December 21, 2007   |   By Lightning08

    Version: AbsoluteShield File Shredder 1.41

    Cons

    But where does it shred the files to can anyone tell us if so leave it in a comment so we can find out. Cheers.

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    General
    Publisher SysShield Consulting
    Publisher web site http://www.internet-track-eraser.com
    Release Date November 10, 2002
    Date Added November 10, 2002
    Version 1.41
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Encryption Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows NT
    Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 508.48KB
    File Name fileshredder.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 286,858
    Downloads Last Week 45
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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