Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser

Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 150 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,019,390
  • Date Added:
    May 25, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    26.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    879
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    2.7

    out of 10 votes

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    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
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  • All Versions

    3.3

    out of 150 votes

    • 5 star 60
    • 4 star 27
    • 3 star 6
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    • 1 star 52
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2 stars

"Did not meet my needs"

July 29, 2011  |  By rdnelson

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 5.2

Pros

Do not know because could not figure out how to make it work for me.

Cons

I wanted to wipe an entire hard drive before donating a laptop. Could not figure out how to accomplish that with this program

Summary

Evidently need something different to wipe a laptop harddrive before donating.

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3 stars

"seems to work"

April 20, 2011  |  By re-higel

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 5.2

Pros

easy to install and execute

Cons

Nothing worth mentioning

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1 stars

"Beware of ordering online!!!"

March 23, 2011  |  By NV_D

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 5.2

Pros

Free Version seems to work okay

Cons

Ordered online - Billed me an additional $2000+ on top of my $54.95 order for goods not in the shopping cart. Yikes.

Summary

Ordered online - shopping cart showed $54.95 with one item. Hit submit and was charged $2073.85. Between submit and billing they added 1 additional copy of Professional Suite for $1799, 10 copies of Windows Boot Disk Add'l License $200 and $19.95 for Product media.

They said they are going to give me a refund. The very scary thing about this is the person who answers the phone at LSoft Technologies was not at all interested in hearing that there may be a problem with their website store. She assumed I had made some sort of mistake, or that someone else had previously used my computer to order from them...I forwarded my concerns via email to Lsoft.

I will not do an online transaction with Lsoft Technologies again.

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4 stars

"easy to use, Installed & created iso to cd flawlessly."

December 23, 2010  |  By jimgreenusnr

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 5.2

Pros

10 min. after download I had a boot disk created and started the HD wiping process.

Cons

Free version only does a single pass overwrite of all the data on the drive. Paid version has several more secure options.

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1 stars

"Wouldn't boot on the two systems I worked with."

December 21, 2010  |  By Trane Francks

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 5.2

Pros

If I'd gotten it to work, I'd have been delighted to have a single-floppy wipe disk utility.

Cons

For whatever reason, the FreeDOS kernel used with this product hung on bootup on the two older machines I worked with (a Compaq Presario 3900 and a Dell Optiplex GX250).

Summary

Assuming it can boot the system you want to wipe, this looks promising due to the reviews. Alas, it wouldn't work for me. I ended up using a Linux-based wipe disk utility (Darik's Boot And Nuke), which was absolutely perfect for my needs.

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4 stars

"Very easy to use, and very effective"

October 01, 2010  |  By pquh493

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 5.2

Pros

found it very easy to use, if a muppett like me can use it, anyone can

Cons

Didnt have any probs with it

Summary

My computer got infected so had to wipe it and start again. Window washer didn't want to play ball so decided to try this program. I'm no expert, but it worked for me first time; cannot fault it!

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1 stars

"Didnt work for me"

September 11, 2010  |  By DAWNE001

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 5.2

Pros

i didnt like it

Cons

was complicated, & didnt work

Summary

see above

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5 stars

"Easy and very good software"

August 08, 2010  |  By SeriousSoftwareUser

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 5.2

Pros

The KillDisk boot CD has a very simple menu with multiple handy programs: Active@ Uneraser, Active@ killdisk, Active@ Partition Recovery, Active@ Password Changer, Active@ NTFS Reader, Active@DISK Image.

Cons

Very small con: the Setup file doesn't work under Windows 98, however the KillDisk boot image ISO file does, so take a look a the manufacturer's site.

Summary

Had an old Windows 98 computer with 4,7 GB hdd where I needed to get rid off.
First, I tried use Active@ KillDisk Free edition (11,2 MB exe file) under Windows 98, but that wasn't supported under Windows 98.
Secondly, I used Active@ KillDisk Free edition, by downloading the bootable ISO Image file (4,4 MB ZIP) from the manufacturers site www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm.
The ZIP contains an ISO-file, a readme file (manual) and freeware ISO-burn exe file to burn ISO file to CD. CD runs completely in DOS-mode at boot.
The CD has multiple programs: Active@ Uneraser, Active@ killdisk, Active@ Partition Recovery, Active@ Password Changer, Active@ NTFS Reader, Active@DISK Image.
Active@ KillDisk Free edition uses one-pass-zero erase technology, where the fully paid version has multiple algorithms to erase data on HDD and to verify actions.
Very easy program, easy to follow, easy to understand. I'm enthousiastic.

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1 stars

"Didn't work"

July 15, 2010  |  By Remijdio

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 5.2

Pros

The windows application seems to work fine.

Cons

The bootable setup didn't work at all. I tried it 4 different ways and even put in another drive and it still gave me the same error.

Summary

I was really disappointed that this was the number 1 download in this section

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5 stars

"use this all the time and it never fails...."

May 27, 2010  |  By segedunum78

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 5.2

Pros

It's free, it's simple to use, it works

Cons

none whatsoever

Summary

I use this tool to format hard drives every week. It has NEVER let me down and is a must to anyone wishing to rebuild a PC from scratch. It has a handy USB & Bootable Disk creator which, again, works everytime.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.2
Version 5.2 supports 17 security standards from various countries.
General
Publisher LSoft Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.lsoft.net/
Release Date May 24, 2010
Date Added May 25, 2010
Version 5.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows 3.x, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
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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