DeleteOnClick

DeleteOnClick

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.32.109
  • Total Downloads:
    19,225
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 26, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.91MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    38
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Deleted files aren't completely deleted when you send them to the Recycle Bin. Even when you empty the Recycle Bin, deleted files aren't wiped from the disk. A secure file deletion tool can scrub every trace of a deleted file from your disk drive, but that means more steps and opening another piece of software. We looked at DeleteOnClick, a secure file deletion utility that integrates with context menus in Windows. DeleteOnClick lets you right-click files and delete them securely with a single click. It overwrites files to destroy them on the disk so they can't be recovered. DeleteOnClick also automatically renames files and wipes file attributes before deletion to thwart undelete attempts.

Since DeleteOnClick integrates itself with context menus in Windows Explorer, we had to reboot our system to finish up the installation. Since we had a test folder of extracted files on our desktop, we opted to test DeleteOnClick on it. We right-clicked the file, and then selected Securely Delete 64-Bit on the context menu. A pop-up asked us if we were sure we wanted to delete the file. We were, but it's worth mentioning that it pays to be sure you want to delete the selected files because they'll be gone when DeleteOnClick does its thing. We clicked OK, and a progress bar and file name display tracked the process. We clicked Abort, and the program stopped deleting files, but those that had already been processed were already gone, of course. Uninstalling DeleteOnClick also required a reboot, and we also opted to remove shared files installed along with the program that merely linked to the developer, 2brightsparks.

While DeleteOnClick's download includes a Web-based Help file, there are no options to set, and no real interface, either, just the context menu entry. That's the key to the program's simplicity, apparently, and we can't complain since there's nothing really to set and the program's warnings are more than adequate to keep users from accidentally deleting the wrong file. However, it will thoroughly zap any file you point it at, so remember to use it with care.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Easy to install and use"

October 29, 2010  |  By smolinskym

 |  Version: DeleteOnClick 2.2.0.14

Pros

easy to install; convenient right-click on a file or folder to delete it securely.

Cons

no bells and whistles included

Summary

works fast and easily for those who want to have an easy way to securely delete a file.

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3 stars

"Will not work with 64bit Win 7"

January 29, 2010  |  By lauriejo1243

 |  Version: DeleteOnClick 2.2.0.14

Pros

Works well with 32bit win7

Cons

Will not work with 64bit Win 7

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5 stars

"works lkke a charm"

December 29, 2009  |  By wuanbonebilly

 |  Version: DeleteOnClick 2.2.0.14

Pros

its a great product

Cons

no cons..its all good

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3 stars

"Preformed as advertized."

April 11, 2009  |  By r1o2c3

 |  Version: DeleteOnClick 2.2.0.14

Pros

Only used once to date. Not enough use to evaluate.

Cons

None to report on.

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5 stars

"I never it but i'll give it a four star just to be nice"

January 18, 2009  |  By baipai216

 |  Version: DeleteOnClick 2.2.0.14

Pros

it's free.

Cons

I never use it and will never use it.

Summary

Just try it and let's us know.

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5 stars

"Poor review"

July 24, 2008  |  By MickyJL

 |  Version: DeleteOnClick 1

Pros

The review is very poor. They complain it's too fast and may not work, but haven't even tested it to see that it does in fact delete the file completely. Also, the help file (and the web site) clearly states the deletion algorithm used: Follows the U.S. DOD 5220.22-M secure file deletion standard. And Shift+Delete does not, and never has, securely deleted a file. It simply deletes it without moving it to the recycle bin, which means it can be undeleted.

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5 stars

"Simple, easy & effective..."

September 28, 2006  |  By soldierofmisfortune

 |  Version: DeleteOnClick 1

Pros

The publishers website has more about the deletion methods used by this program, but all in all, it is a simple, easy, and quick piece of software, that adds that little something to deletion... The truly paranoid, should simply never use a computer for anything, as nothing is guaranteed, but this is really is worth it.

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5 stars

"simply, great feature"

August 04, 2006  |  By I O U 1 Cnet

 |  Version: DeleteOnClick 1

Pros

This is a great feature to have. Its easy to use and is nicely placed in you right-click menu, so if you want to trash items without the securely delete feature you may by just deleting items like you normaly would. It securely deletes items in a reasonable amount of time (take a little longer than empting your trash) and you can securely delete multiply items with no problems. Great for deleting personal data without the ablity for someone to recover it.TRY IT FOR FREE

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2 stars

"Weak utility"

April 05, 2006  |  By Junk_Mail

 |  Version: DeleteOnClick 1

Cons

Does not delete, hard to delete, files and folders.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.32.109
Version 2.2.32.109 updated Installer streamlined so fewer prompts if updating existing installation.
General
Publisher 2BrightSparks
Publisher web site http://www.2BrightSparks.com
Release Date May 15, 2012
Date Added February 26, 2013
Version 2.2.32.109
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 2.91MB
File Name DeleteOnClick_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,225
Downloads Last Week 38
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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