Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser

Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 148 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,019,390
  • Date Added:
    February 23, 2003
  • File Size:
    26.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    879
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 3.x/95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 79 votes

    • 5 star 41
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 25
  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 148 votes

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    • 4 star 27
    • 3 star 6
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    • 1 star 51
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3 stars

"not for beginners."

November 29, 2011  |  By lahavyanai

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 1.1

Pros

Past Trauma

Cons

Etc.Past Trauma

Summary

Twelve years ago or so, I needed software to do a format. I had no idea that this software is fatal, I learned that i needed the information that was deleted by kill disk. I sent the hard disk to a company that specializes in data recovery .and they said you can not save the data. I had no understanding of the program.
That's why I think that the company who wrote the software should show responsibility and warn users.they should explain clearly the dangerous for the beginners.

Updated on Nov 29, 2011

please read "Twelve years ago or so" as

"About four and a half years ago "

Was not so long ago ......

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3 stars

"Solved hd not found when installing vista on a laptop."

May 06, 2010  |  By argetm

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 1.1

Pros

IOLO drive scrubber could not find the hard drive. vista install disk could not find the hard drive. After running this utility, vista installed just fine. Strange most linux installs could find the hard drive.

Cons

The single level of drive erasing does not meet the dod level. But it worked for the problem I was trying to solve.

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4 stars

"Does exactly what I need it to d"

November 10, 2008  |  By wmarr

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 1.1

Pros

Works great. When servicing a virus ridden computer, I just backup what my antivirus progarm will let me have, Then insert the Disk and let er rip. Sinple to use, just no turning back once started. Makes for a great clean install of the OS.

Cons

It is indescriminate when it comes to partions on the Hard Drive. Once run, all partitions are gone. So any chance of reinstall from the recovery partition is gone for good.

Summary

I like Active kill disk for the fact that it has a small footprint, and can be added to a Dos startup disk or onto an auto run CD. It provides an easy way for me to eliminate all viruses from an infected drive and provide a clean enough HD for an error free clean reinstall of the Plateform. (windows) Active Kill disk also examines Hard drive errors and attempts to recover them. With a bit of understanding how a Hard drive works, I can sometimes pinpoint where the problem is and sometimes can partition around the "bad" area to allow the client some time to decide what they want to do with the computer. (Buy a new one, have me build or rebuild this one, or just repalce the drive - then all I have to do is clone it over to the new drive and pull the plug on the old one. Makes for a happy and satisfied customer.
I use Active Kill disk as a last resort to get rid of viruses. there are other ways they can be cleaned, but some like to hang around after the fact. So, what ever is drawing them in, can be quickly "Killed off" just by typing KILLDISK and pressing ENTER. Too easy, but does create a lot of work for me. Backup data, put OS back on, and then put softare back on, then put the datat back and setup the Antivirus program. That is time consuming. But I can gruantee that there are no bugs hanging around on the computer.

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1 stars

"not what it's cracked up to be, Use DBAN"

January 08, 2008  |  By Phoenix System

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 1.1

Pros

easy to use

Cons

now it's advertised as doing DoD security level and FREE , but on closer inspection, you would find that the free version doesn't do a tenth of what it is advertised to do, so all in all this one is surely not your best choice for a hard disk eraser,

personally, I highly recommend Darik's Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") , it's work's excellent , and completely free, and it's a very strong HDD eraser, much better that this one

dban.sourceforge.net

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4 stars

"Work fine"

December 17, 2007  |  By dw30

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 1.1

Pros

You can boot from floppy disk

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1 stars

"It's works okay"

December 09, 2007  |  By aeroton2

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 1.1

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4 stars

"Worked fine"

September 21, 2007  |  By Macoo2

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 1.1

Pros

Did the job erasing boot info that a normal disk format did not.

Cons

Of course it's very slow.. and only one pass of zero's option is available in free version.. and that's the fastest option. LOL!!

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1 stars

"Does not boot a computer..."

July 19, 2007

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 1.1

Pros

Apparently not a boot program.

Cons

nothing. It doesn't work.

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1 stars

"Don't waste your time"

June 10, 2007  |  By morpheus2021

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 1.1

Pros

Nothing... not usable.

Cons

This should not be listed under "free software". This is an extra limited trial version. This version of the software only supports one, very insecure file deletion method. After going through all the bother of creating a boot CD and rebooting the machine, then you find out you have a useless piece of software.

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4 stars

"works like i expected it 2"

May 29, 2007  |  By yprtb

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 1.1

Pros

i was looking to clean my hard drive. it did it. this is not recommended for the novice user, needs one to know what he/she is doing in dos. especially when trying to install an operating system afterwards. You need a windows boot disk (in floppy A) and your operating system disk in the cdrom drive. OR, you can choose for kill disk to provide the drivers for your cd rom drive to work. I think u need to be an moderate user or more in order to use this program. also, notice that this does not securely rewrite your files several times, you will need the paid edition for that. thanks.

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General
Publisher LSoft Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.lsoft.net/
Release Date February 23, 2003
Date Added February 23, 2003
Version 1.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 3.x, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 3.x/95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 26.89MB
File Name KillDiskSuiteFree-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,019,390
Downloads Last Week 879
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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