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Active@ KillDisk

$49.95
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 151 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.1.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,072,604
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 28, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Free demo version); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    30.12MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    402
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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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

Pros

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

Cons

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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

Pros

None whatsoever. Garbage.

Cons

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.

Summary

Garbage in every sense of the word.

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5 stars

"Very practical software for basic pc repair."

September 27, 2014  |  By CanEkici

2014-09-27 17:41:54  |  By CanEkici

 |  Version: Active@ KillDisk 9.0.533

Pros

Fast installing.. creates the boot disc easily.

Cons

I have not observed any negative aspects yet.

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4 stars

"The free version works fine for basic disc scrubbing."

February 26, 2014  |  By alanrc1234

2014-02-26 18:06:21  |  By alanrc1234

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 8

Pros

Easy to use; erased a 500GB hard drive in about an hour.

Cons

Free version only writes zeros, not random characters. The paid version is a little expensive.

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1 stars

"waste of time"

February 11, 2014  |  By denziluk

2014-02-11 01:46:11  |  By denziluk

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 8

Pros

none at all ,,,,

Cons

there isnt any point even trying this software ,it only allows you to use a single pass wipe , so you may aswell just dump your files in the waste bin

Summary

go elsewhere

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1 stars

"Didn't work."

August 12, 2013  |  By OrangeCountyCa

2013-08-12 20:51:14  |  By OrangeCountyCa

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 7.5

Pros

Can't see any.

Cons

Asked it to "Kill" the hard drive and Error Message 5 says it can't write to certain sectors asks me to ignore it and further error messages ask me to ignore the problem until, apparently, the whole drive was being ignored.
While reporting that it has swept the whole drive my PC remains absolutely unchanged after the experience. It was one new (worthless) program.

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5 stars

"Seems to get the job done."

May 05, 2013  |  By csharpman

2013-05-05 20:02:27  |  By csharpman

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 7.0

Pros

I've used Kildisk several times when I'm donating an older PC to charity. I have no reason to believe that people are any more nosey than they need to be but I also didn't feel like going through an entire hard drive and trying to remember what files that might have confidential information, etc.

Using the free download and the instructions provided with it, you can create a bootable CD (in the past, I've done 3.5" diskettes). You run Killdisk from the OS kernal on the CD to wipe a machine's primary drive.

Cons

None that I can see. Some people seem to feel that some form of multiple pass process is required to be really thorough. Maybe I'm missing something but if Killdisk really writes a binary zero to every byte on the drive, that sounds pretty darn "wiped" to me.

Admittedly, I have no particular knowledge of DOD standards or Gutzman algorithms, etc.

Summary

Free, easy to use. What more do you want?

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4 stars

"It is FREE and SUFFICIENT"

April 06, 2013  |  By bbunch1970

2013-04-06 19:29:34  |  By bbunch1970

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 7.0

Pros

will erase files and free space. Anything more than the 1 pass it does is a waste of time unless you have a very old drive (well under the Gb mark).

Cons

won't run on older OS's

Summary

The Erasing tools I use are this, Eraser(the old 5.6 ver), DBAN, and the secure erase built into ata drives(this will wipe areas not accessible to most other wiping software if you are concerned about forensic level wiping).

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1 stars

"LAME, LAME, LAME!!!!!"

February 24, 2013  |  By gwmecj

2013-02-24 18:19:55  |  By gwmecj

 |  Version: Active@ Kill Disk - Hard Drive Eraser 7.0

Pros

Suckers you in to downloading it!

Cons

Only has ONE pass deletion, UNLESS, you pay them money!!! USELESS!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.1.1.0
  • Added option of excluding System Volumes from displaying under Local Devices
  • Improved plug'n'play performance under load
  • Improved Windows Logical Disk Manager (LDM) support for nested volumes
  • Added support for Linux/Unix XFS file system
  • Added support for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) partitioning
  • Active@ LiveCD improved and switched to 64-bit (x64) architecture
  • More detailed info in group chats - see which of your friends have read and liked any message
  • Camera improvements for video
  • New Message Pop - no longer interrupts you when you’re in another app.
General
Publisher LSoft Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.lsoft.net/
Release Date March 25, 2016
Date Added March 28, 2016
Version 10.1.1.0
Category
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 30.12MB
File Name KillDiskSuiteFree-Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,072,604
Downloads Last Week 402
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Free demo version
Price $49.95

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