Permanently delete data and wipe free space with BCWipe. BCWipe is trusted throughout the U.S. DoD to securely erase files and folder beyond recovery - including free space, file slack space, MFT records, Internet and local history, directory entries, NTFS log file and directory slack space. By featuring revolutionary Transparent Wiping, BCWipe allows you to automatically wipe all contents of any deleted file or temporary file beyond forensic recovery. Available for Windows, Mac and UNIX, BCWipe comes built with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M) and U.S. Department of Energy (DoE M 205.1-2) standards, as well as other popular wiping standards: German VSITR standard, Bruce Schneier's recommended wiping scheme, Peter Gutmann method, British HMG IS5 (Baseline, Enhanced), Canadian RCMP TSSIT OPS-II, NAVSO-P5239-26, Russian GOST R 50739-95, US Army AR380-19, One random pass. In addition, you can also create your own customized wiping scheme to permanently wipe data.
What's new in this version:
Version 6.09.3 adds support for Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Quickly Erases Data - Gives you time frame Many Wiping Options passes/techniques Transparent Wiping - Don't have to worry about deleting things, all done behind scene. Allows Swap File encryption Scheduling of Wiping is easy Clears MFT and NTFS records, a definite plus Allows you to view record fragments
At times doesn't play nice with antivirus programs as they write to the hard drive a lot (transparent wiping) Causes random errors with internet browsers after wiping is done, like missing favorites, pages don't display properly, etc. Sometimes the progress window goes hidden and cannot be brought to the forefront. Had to do a registry tweak to get window back several times. Support is mostly just with a support forum so answers aren't quick all the time.
All together a very good wiping program with a lot of options. I've tested the thoroughness of its wiping by using several data recovery/extraction tools and they can't retrieve any data. If you can handle a few hiccups with your browser and at times antivirus interruption of wiping, this program will definitely be a useful tool in your computer arsenal. Just a hint---Although they offer 3/7 pass wiping, it has been proven that single random wiping is just as effective for most people's uses as the cost of retrieving data on a drive wiped with a utility such as this isn't cost effective and most probably isn't going to give meaningful results anyways.
None. This page does not provide what it says it does, a link to BCWipe 3.11.7
I took time to sign up for CNet to complain about all the "Download" links on this page which are junk spam crap. Please stop this practice on your site, it makes using your page a horrible experience.
Where is the DL link for the old version of BCWipe? I still don't see it. I want the old version, not the latest because the latest does not work on Win95, an old system I need to destroy.
Used it for years on Windows 98, XP and Win 7. It deletes whatever you want including any single file or group of files and the swap file if you choose. It will also wipe any previously deleted files (free space on a drive) and lots of other stuff.
Takes a long time to finish using the top deletion methods but is able to turn off your pc when its done if you leave it running, say, overnight. You can though select your own number of times to overwrite the files.
Has full military bit-rotate and lets you right-click to secure wipe a file.
Very, very slow. Organisation of the interface is very clumsy. Makes errors and mistakes. Overpriced (software with errors isn't worth anything anyway).
Yes I have to agree its such a pity this program is a piece of utter excremental garbage, because it ticks good boxes. It is useful for erasing single files securely, but in general what use is that to anybody? As soon as you go to erase a large number of files the slowness becomes apparent. Clearing the free space on a large volume is atrociously slow and is also - and this is unforgiveable - error prone. Very large NTFS volumes simply cannot be cleared, this program cannot do it without crashing with errors. I dont recommend it. Try Disk Redactor instead - its semi-free, as in the main program works but the 'advanced' options are $10 - unfortunately it only does zero writing not bit-rotating, but a couple of passes and you should be safe anyway according to the university professors. So to Jetico, makers of BCWipe - try again, you keep failing.
Updated on Feb 3, 2011
Forgot to say in the Cons - too many Caveats. As soon as you have to "make sure you do this!" with any program you can declare it broken. BCWipe is broken.
Nothing to like - I have no proof it did anything useful.
After installing my laptop now powers off whenever I use a lot of RAM (have 2GB) - and whenever I run either antivirus AVG 2011 or anti-spyware Malware Bytes.
I had no problems at all before installing bcwipe. Nothing else was installed in last 2 months. I did one complete wipe; activated transparent wiping; & encrypted swap file - Now laptop powers off whenever I run my antivirus app or my anti-spyware app - and also when I'm doing a LOT of copying and pasting. --- Their support was very polite - told me it couldn't possibly be their app. I have tried everything to fix it - Now I have to format my harddrive and reinstall everything. *DON'T install this!*
Does not work at all. Cant schedule wiping and cant just start wiping. Keeps your hourglass by your mouse pointer running constantly. Adds 4 running processes at startup and cant disable auto startup even with MSCONFIG. EXTREEMELY DIFFICULT TO REMOVE
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