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Active@ KillDisk

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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 151 votes out of 2 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 13, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (Free demo version); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


Active@ KillDisk gives you a fast, easy way to delete your files and folders for good if you're getting rid of your hard drive. While it's not as advanced as some other permanent deletion programs, it offers enough bonus features to keep you interested. The professional, welcoming look earns it a few extra points.

Active@ KillDisk lets you take another pass at your deleted files and unallocated disk space to make sure your deleted files stay deleted if someone tries to recover them. The program scans your disk automatically and gives you a hierarchical view of what's on your drive so you know exactly what you're deleting. The free version of the program we tested only gives you one pass, which is nowhere near as secure as the military-grade standards that other permanent erasers give you. The program will push up to those standards if you're willing to pay for it, though. It does let you create a brand new boot disk, which can be handy to have if you're using an unstable machine. It even works in DOS and lets you visualize your disk in its true binary code. Those aren't cosmetic add-ons by any means, but it's up to you if these features make up for the lackluster data security.

Many people who are heavy into security may want something that does more than just one overwrite, which is fair. Active@ KillDisk is a cool program for anyone else who is willing to sacrifice that extra security for a few utility features, though. Even better, it gives you the best of both worlds if you're willing to spend a few bucks.

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User Reviews

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5 stars

"Probably one of the best apps on the market"

January 22, 2016  |  By RealRedneck

2016-01-22 14:22:32  |  By RealRedneck

 |  Version: Active@ KillDisk 9.1.5


Deletes and wipes everything!
I call it the Data Terminator :D


No real complaints. I actually disliked some of the UI solutions, I filed a ticket to LSoft and after a month or two I saw them implemented.

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5 stars

"Good Product - Good Support"

December 17, 2014

2014-12-17 10:05:24

 |  Version: Active@ KillDisk 9.1.5


Product is easy to use. When I have issue in the past phone support gets you to a live person. They have sent me upgraded versions at no extra charge when my old version does not work as intended.


No cons that I can think of.

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1 stars

"Freeware. Wants activation key? None provided."

December 10, 2014  |  By workordie

2014-12-10 12:25:32  |  By workordie

 |  Version: Active@ KillDisk 9.1.5


None whatsoever. Garbage.


Why the free version wants a key, who knows? Dumb. Even dumber is that no key is ever provided. Kind of hard to get started now, isn't it? Morons.


Garbage in every sense of the word.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 9.1.5
  • Improved parallel disks erasing performance
  • Added options to exclude removable or fixed disks from batches
  • Added option to stop erasing process after specific number of writing errors encountered
  • New device drivers added to BootDisk & LiveCD
  • Support for HP Smart Array Cards added to LiveCD & Console
  • Improved plug'n'play hardware detection & solved registration issues in Console
  • Added configuration of command line params & INI settings in ISOtoUSB for Console
Publisher LSoft Technologies
Publisher web site
Release Date November 11, 2014
Date Added November 13, 2014
Version 9.1.5
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements Starting from the bootable media allows the erasure of any disks on PCs like, Windows, Linux, etc.
Download Information
File Size 26.89MB
File Name KillDiskSuiteFree-Setup.exe
Total Downloads 1,061,611
Downloads Last Week 530
License Model Free to try
Limitations Free demo version
Price $49.95

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