Disk Scrubber

Disk Scrubber

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4
  • Total Downloads:
    25,957
  • Date Added:
    February 01, 2012
  • File Size:
    2.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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MariusSoft's Disk Scrubber is not anything you can't find bunches of times without trying very hard; namely, a utility designed to delete files from your hard disk until they are unrecoverable. You may not know that the things you delete from your system really aren't gone: Windows merely deallocates the physical space the deleted data occupies, and then overwrites it, eventually, in its own sweet time. But even then your deleted files can be recovered by increasingly less sophisticated means. To really remove files, you need to overwrite them many times until they're unreadable. There are several ways to do this; Disk Scrubber uses Windows' built-in cipher program. It will "scrub" any selected NTFS partition on any hard disk, leaving the data unrecoverable. Why scrub? Protection. Laptop owners should regularly scrub old but still-sensitive data; likewise anyone who sells, donates, or even throws away an old computer or disk drive should keep personal data like passwords and credit card numbers out of the wrong hands. It's plain good disk hygiene, too.

We gravitate toward simple interfaces, but Disk Scrubber's wee dialog might set the new standard: a three-item File menu, a drive selector, a status indicator, and a Start button. Despite its simple look, Disk Scrubber does offer options. And it does its job, and well.

MariusSoft's award-wining Disk Scrubber is free. It works in all versions of Windows up to Vista. It's updated frequently, and Microsoft claims that most programs that work in Vista will also work in Windows 7.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "This program simply does not work at all."

    November 03, 2011   |   By flagstaff17

    Version: Disk Scrubber 2.3

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing.

    Cons

    It is very nebulous loading. It takes a long time and does not tell you what it is doing. Finally I completed the set-up and ran it. I chose the drive letter that I want to scrub. I immediately get a pop-up window that says "Unhandled exception has occurred in your application . . . The system can not find the file specified." Huh? What does that mean? I click "Continue" but it does not do anything so I have to click "Quit". I try the set-up again and I have the option to "Repair" or "Remove" the MSDS. I click "Repair" and the program proceeds to do something and then declares the "Repair" done. I ran the program again but got the same result and same worthless pop-up message. The next time I ran the program I clicked "Remove" so it is now gone. And I only wasted two hours on this POS.

    Summary

    Do not waste your time with this junk.

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  • 3 stars

    "Memory Hog"

    January 09, 2010   |   By jtheorder

    Version: Disk Scrubber 1.2

    Pros

    It does what it says it will do.

    Cons

    I noticed my hard drive memory was used up to 30G that I can't account for since downloading this program. Had to delete it...to try to get my memory back.

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    Full Specifications

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    General
    Publisher MariusSoft
    Publisher web site http://www.mariussoft.com
    Release Date February 01, 2012
    Date Added February 01, 2012
    Version 2.4
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Automation Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
    Download Information
    File Size 2.35MB
    File Name DiskScrubber.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 25,957
    Downloads Last Week 12
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Limited functionality
    Price $4.99

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