Disk Wipe

Disk Wipe

Average User Rating:
1.8
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    27,839
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 27, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    116
  • Platform:
    Windows

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4 stars

"It is simple and works"

May 01, 2013  |  By ajtc68

 |  Version: Disk Wipe 1.7

Pros

No adds - no nonsense
Works as advertised
Downloaded from http://www.diskwipe.org/

Cons

Takes long time - but then it does take long time!

Summary

Used it for a 300 GB USB HD - had it running overnight at lowest level. Checked with Recuva from Piriform, which found some tmp files, however, these are all with invalid data. Guess it is because DiskWipe creates a file that fills the entire sector and fills it with 0's.

Updated on May 1, 2013

Forgot: After using DiskWipe, I found out that CCleaner now also includes a diskcleaner feature. DiskWipe may be useful as simple tool when cleaning HDD on a USB stick.

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1 stars

"Useless program"

December 23, 2012  |  By fnielsen

 |  Version: Disk Wipe 1.7

Pros

Nice interface

Cons

I spent 8 hours securely wiping a 2TB harddisk. When I checked it with Recuva hundreds of files could be recovered successfully. In other words this is a useless pieces of software.

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1 stars

"Does not wipe drives"

November 27, 2012  |  By jasonalv

 |  Version: Disk Wipe 1.7

Pros

Easy to use GUI

Cons

Does not actually wipe a drive

Summary

Performed a wipe of an IDE drive using a USB bridge. Perform a DoD 3 pass wipe with 0s. I then used forensic tool to examine the hexadecimal data on the drive. The wipe itself only zeroed out the Directory entry portion of the FAT32 drive. It did not zero out the actual data itself. Putting all zeros in the directory portion essentially unallocated the files and directories on the drive, but the data can easily be recovered.

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General
Publisher Disk Wipe
Publisher web site http://www.diskwipe.org/
Release Date June 27, 2012
Date Added June 27, 2012
Version 1.7
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.05MB
File Name DiskWipe.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 27,839
Downloads Last Week 116
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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