East-tec Eraser 2014

East-tec Eraser 2014

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 53 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    131,756
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 24, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    11.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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As you know, Windows saves a copy of more or less everything on your computer. Every Web site you visit, every picture, every video; it's all cached or saved or logged somewhere inside your PC. Apart from the security and privacy issues, all that stuff consumes storage and performance resources. A lot of tools promise to clean it all out, but few do. We looked at East-Tec Eraser 2011 from East Technologies, and found it to be a tool that can do the job. It cleans deeply, even files stored as Shadow Volume Copies; thoroughly wipes deleted files; alerts you to risks; runs scheduled cleanups; and cleans traces from all major (and many minor) browsers as well as messenger programs and other popular applications.

East-Tec Eraser 2011's wizard-based interface opened with a Quick Start page with three basic options: Privacy Guard, Erase Deleted Data, and a tool that erases specific data. We started with Privacy Guard in basic mode, which is suitable for most users. There's also an advanced mode. A thorough scan revealed quite a list of cookies, images, videos, Web pages, deleted files, and other PC debris. A review found nothing on the removal list that shouldn't have been there, so we let the cleaning commence. Clicking Change Automation let us configure the scan wizard. When the operation finished, Eraser recommended an immediate reboot, though we could also choose Restart Later or Ignore and Continue. This last option is a "use with caution" option that won't launch Eraser when you reboot and in fact hides your use of the program (for example, from your boss) upon reboot. We clicked Restart and Erase, which restarted our system and returned us to the Eraser interface. The Risk Monitor runs from the system tray; it popped up with an alert that required the Erase Deleted Data tool. This tool makes multiple passes and can take hours, according to Eraser, although our session was much quicker.

Eraser's automated, customizable deep cleaning can help you protect your privacy and security and keep your machine free of a lot of junk without requiring a lot of regular input or effort. While no tool of its type is set-and-forget, Eraser won't forget to do its job when the issue has slipped off your radar.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of East-Tec Eraser 2011 9.9.8.200. The trial version is limited to 15 days.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Excellent Customer Service. Received personal help."

December 06, 2013  |  By rcorwin1

 |  Version: east-tec Eraser 2013 10.2.0.100

Pros

Thorough. Works in the background.Very reasonable price for the quality.

Cons

Takes many, many hours to re-delete deleted files on a larger hard drive (e.g., 15-24.

Summary

Customer service is well worth the price.

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5 stars

"1. Satisfied user since 2006 2. Support second to none"

October 15, 2013  |  By finn_johansen

 |  Version: east-tec Eraser 2013 10.2.0.100

Pros

Having just moved from Windows XP to Windows 7, I recently registered the new east-tec Eraser 2014. A problem in the Registry Editor made the installation rather complicated, but East-Technology's support team did not rest until the problem was identified and guided me patiently through the process of correcting it.
They might not have made a fortune from my purchase this time around, but they sure gained my respect. And the 2014 version really cleans up - from super cookies to shadow copies, in fact anything you don't want hanging around for too long on your PC.

Cons

I guess it might take a little time for newbies to run the program with ease (but their patience will be well rewarded).

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5 stars

"east-tec Eraser 2014 WOW!! A must have..."

October 08, 2013  |  By Coder2014

 |  Version: east-tec Eraser 2013 10.2.0.100

Pros

Support is quick. Updates are efficient, Emails are answered in record braking time. And most importantly it does what it says. The complete redesign of east-tec Eraser 2014 release is by far the best version to date! Great Job!!

Cons

No Complaints to write about.

Summary

I've personally been using east-tech since 2004 and have seen the ups and downs of the software community and east-tec has been there through out. I recommend East-tec products. Give them a try as they invite you to try a fully functional evaluation version.

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4 stars

"UPDATE 2012."

April 14, 2012  |  By earth70

 |  Version: East-Tec Eraser 2012 10.0.5

Pros

still a good software. you can get it for a good price!!..

Cons

As i use this software and did find a few problems with east-tec and have posted, now i find this. before every scan of your pc for items to erase east-tec asks for connection to the internet "why" you'd think to look for updates "or" not. as this is a privacy software it would'nt be to send all of your scan history back to east-tec would it. i think it does just that..!!

Summary

Good software but block it from connecting to the internet to be on the safe side. if you buy the software east-tec will email you every time there is a new update to the software!!..

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3 stars

"Great Progam"

October 01, 2011  |  By akita70

 |  Version: East-Tec Eraser 2011 9.9.88.100

Pros

One of the best erasers out there..

Cons

As one reviewer said won't erase windows shadow copys in windows 7 64bit but will in 32bit "BIG PROBLEM" east tec have this info on there website also about 12 times now it asks for a key to use but i use a payed for key.

Summary

good software but when cc cleaner finds other items in the os it's not good news as cc is free software and east tec is just going up in price..

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5 stars

"Squeeky Clean and Excellent Customer Service"

June 08, 2011  |  By Csicorp

 |  Version: East-Tec Eraser 2011 9.9.8.200

Pros

Seems to clean almost everything thoroughly, Customer Service is very responsive and provided solutions within a day. Overall we highly recommend this product above all of the other secure cleaning products we have tried thus far.

Cons

The only con we discovered relates to the additional data discovered by CCleaner immediately after running Privacy Guard. Made us wonder what else it might be missing. We highly recommend you use it with CCleaner if maximum security is your concern.

Summary

An associate of ours is an engineer at Intel and has our machine to do an analysis of the depth and comprehensiveness of the cleaning accomplished by this program, and promised to get back with any shortcomings discovered. Pending that review revealing information to the contrary, we believe this product to be the most thorough available. We will re-post if there are any issues discovered to the contrary. We asked for his evaluation because the additional data discovered by CCleaner made us wonder what else it might be missing. Their excellent customer service answered our neophyte questions clearly and offered immediate solutions to our concerns that solved all of our issues quickly. They even followed-up to make sure their suggested solutions solved our concerns. We believe this product to be as close to perfect as is currently available and the Customer Service experience will cause us to remain East-Tec customers because they are responsive and thorough in their support. We have tried myriad security wiping software because of the mission-critical financial data, proprietary information sometimes not encrypted when sent through our emails, and the new, stringent privacy laws raising our potential liability if some of our customer's data ends up in the wrong hands. The ability to schedule cleanings to happen overnight and then shut down the computer after cleaning is complete is one of the most convenient features of the software. Compared to other programs we have tried at all price points, we believe East-Tec Eraser to be at the top of its class and highly recommend it when used in conjunction with CCleaner. Perhaps East-Tec will read this review and address this issue in a future upgrade, (any information discovered by our engineer friend notwithstanding), and that would make this program perfect in our view. Definitely the most bang for the buck! Five Enthusiastic Stars!

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4 stars

"does everything as advertised"

May 02, 2011  |  By grandpe1

 |  Version: East-Tec Eraser 2011 9.9.8.200

Pros

very good automatic cleaning

Cons

had for more than two years and so far no cons other than it would help if they could speed up system PS I only have a duel core computer

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1 stars

"Buggy and no support"

January 13, 2011  |  By tuj28

 |  Version: East-Tec Eraser 2010 9.9.5.100

Pros

It worked well for about 9 months

Cons

Buggy; doesn't work well since late 2010 versions and absolutely NO support

Summary

Very buggy since late 2010. Freezes my computer, doesn't run when you try to run it, hits you with free trial prompts even though you bought it. "Support" means email that they don't answer or getting a message machine to leave a voice message they won't return.

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3 stars

"Says Get for free - Could not find on TrialPay List"

July 22, 2010  |  By R_VIE_ER

 |  Version: East-Tec Eraser 2010 9.7

Pros

Good product. Works as well as any out there.

Cons

In uninstall gives option to get it for free. Attempted to get it using the free TrialPay offer. It took my email address and then displayed no other otion to complete and get the program for free. Anybody know how to get the TrialPay offer?

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4 stars

"Does what it says!"

April 06, 2010  |  By railroadguy

 |  Version: East-Tec Eraser 2010 9.7

Pros

I like knowing I can wipe out all traces of my personal info on the computer in the most secure way possible. The price is fair for what this program can do, and it offers a lot of choices as to how in depth you want to be.

Cons

It isn't quite as user friendly as I would like....it has a few areas for wiping traces of gmail, hotmail and windows mail that are kind of confusing, and it takes a few tries to get it right!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.1.2
45 new & updated sensitive areas: Microsoft.NET Cache, ASP.NET temporary files, ImgBurn, VSO Video Converter, VSP Media Player, Ashampoo Snap, iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate, Postbox & Win8 apps: Adobe Reader Touch, Aviary Photo Editor, Box, CNN App, Facebook & Twitter & Skype.
General
Publisher East-Tec
Publisher web site http://www.east-tec.com/
Release Date July 01, 2014
Date Added July 24, 2014
Version 11.1.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.26MB
File Name eteraser-install.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 131,756
Downloads Last Week 25
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $24.95

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