Active@ Eraser

Active@ Eraser

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    112,904
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 11, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (Only the simplest destruction method); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Active@ Eraser provides users with a way to delete all traces of information from a computer. By matching this service with simple commands and fast results, users will have no trouble securing their computer.

The program's interface was simply laid out with all its necessary components on one screen. With a quick trip to the Help file to sort the process out, users will be deleting their data in a matter of minutes. Users begin by navigating through a simple file tree to the left of the screen that allows you to select entire folders for deletion or to crawl deep within those folders and select specific files. Once your collection of data has been chosen, users simply click on the Erase command (which completely destroys the selected files) or the Wipe command (which seeks out and deletes unused or corrupted files, though it is disabled for the test) at the top of the screen. Before erasing anything, the program smartly asks you to make sure you are choosing the correct items. From there, the data is quickly erased, and in the case of Erase, did not leave a trace of a file's previous presence. The program also provides a smart feature with its scheduler. This allows users to set up a cleaning of specific files daily, weekly, monthly or other intervals with a few calendar manipulations.

After uninstallation, the program left a file in our Program Files that had to be manually removed. While we can't vouch for the program's Wipe feature, its fast, accurate erase results make it a great choice for those seeking security.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"demo, very low security"

December 13, 2006  |  By terminal.term

 |  Version: Active@ Eraser 4.1.0.3

Pros

Easy to use environment

Cons

It is a demo, and you can only use one-pass erasure processes, which doesnt really offer more than very low level security.

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4 stars

"demo is bogus, other Lsoft program reveals the truth"

July 24, 2005  |  By dave whatever

 |  Version: Active@ Eraser 4.1.0.3

Pros

Looks like it will erase internet activity.

Cons

I ran the demo to "wipe" my hard drive of previously deleted files. Active Eraser supposedly did a single pass erase, but my suspicions were raised because it did that erasure so fast - just a few minutes.

My suspicions were confirmed - when you run Lsoft's other program

i.e. Active Undelete, you can still find plenty of deleted files on your computer. So at the very least - the demo is bogus, as far as erasing deleted files.

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1 stars

"It doesnt work with Win XP"

July 12, 2005  |  By tenderly

 |  Version: Active@ Eraser 4.1.0.3

Cons

I am using Windows XP prof. with SP1,SP2 and all Updats. your progs is not kompatible with my OS. I cant work with this prog.

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1 stars

"It is just not working as it should"

November 09, 2004

 |  Version: Active@ Eraser 4.1.0.3

Summary

Under Windows XP Active ERASER does not perform at all. I informed Lsoft and they say they are working on it. They still sell this program while it is not functioning at all!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.0.5
Version 4.1.0.5:
  • Securely overwrites and destroys all data on physical drive or logical partition
  • Restore deleted FAT and NTFS Logical Drives
  • Supports IDE / ATA / SCSI hard disk drives, large (more than 128GB) size drives, HDD / Floppies / Zip / FlashMedia drives
  • Erasing report is created, can be saved as a file
General
Publisher Active Data Recovery Software
Publisher web site http://www.ntfs.com/products.htm
Release Date January 17, 2011
Date Added December 11, 2008
Version 4.1.0.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.11MB
File Name eraser-demo.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 112,904
Downloads Last Week 13
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Only the simplest destruction method
Price $29.95

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