Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser

Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 148 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,019,390
  • Date Added:
    March 14, 2012
  • File Size:
    26.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    879
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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3 stars

"Careful when wiping portable media"

October 16, 2012  |  By commentsguy1234

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 6.0

Pros

Seems to be ok but demo version only overwrites with 000s. Regular version is 49.99.

Cons

Looks like it killed my portable USB drive. When I went to kill drive it did not process the drive - it killed the drive designation. Then I had to try wipe it again. At this point I don't know if I can recover the drive.

Summary

Probably OK for installed hard drives. Careful with portable media...

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5 stars

"I love this product and use it frequently."

May 11, 2012  |  By pminneci

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 6.0

Pros

This does exactly what I need it to do - COMPLETELY ERASE MY HARD DRIVE. This is great for fresh installs or re-deployments of machines. Also works great if you wish to sell/recycle your hard drive to remove all traces of information. Yes, the paid version allows for more intrusive/destructive measures.

Cons

I have no cons to report on this software.

Summary

You get what you paid for. I paid nothing and got a basic low-level formatting of my drive. Exactly what I wanted and expected from this product. Do you need to use this every time you reinstall and operating system - no. However, if you multiple patches/hotfixes installed, it's like putting Band-Aids over Band-Aids. I prefer to completely wipe the drive clean and do the latest patch/SP install.

As with anything, you need to understand what you're doing and the ramifications of your actions.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0
Version 6.0 adds features Erasing or Wiping Certificate can be displayed after completion for printing.
General
Publisher LSoft Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.lsoft.net/
Release Date March 14, 2012
Date Added March 14, 2012
Version 6.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows
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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