Eraser

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 324 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.7
  • Total Downloads:
    1,205,867
  • Date Added:
    October 06, 2003
  • File Size:
    8.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,840
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 116 votes

    • 5 star 69
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 20
  • All Versions

    3.5

    out of 324 votes

    • 5 star 137
    • 4 star 64
    • 3 star 21
    • 2 star 27
    • 1 star 75
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4 stars

"Does What it Say's"

November 18, 2007  |  By Raven_Three_Feathers

 |  Version: Eraser 5.7

Pros

Simply does what it says it does, at least version 5.85 did, see below

Cons

I had to download and install the 5.85 Beta from the writers web site to make it work on my Vista work station, (it's more than worth the trouble). That is why I didn't give it 5 Stars

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4 stars

"Simple But Good Erasing Tool"

October 31, 2007  |  By shansenjoy

 |  Version: Eraser 5.7

Pros

(1) Permanently Erases Files

(2) Simple Interface

(3) Options to choose from 1 pass (Faster but less Secure Deletion ) to 35 pass (Slower but more Secure)

(4) You can use the inbuilt scheduler to schedule regular deletions

(5) Options to Erase All Unused Space on your Hard Drive

Cons

(1) My Computer Crashed once after using the "Delete Unused Space On Local Drive" but has been working fine since

(2) If you use Lesser Passes (1,3) for erasing, some files may be recoverable using Undelete Utilities

(3) Just Keep in mind that if you have utilities which restore system to a previous state like System Restore and Norton Go Back, some files may come back. (This is because these programs create a separate back up of all files)

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4 stars

"First time user, so far so good."

October 24, 2007  |  By Michael Harp

 |  Version: Eraser 5.7

Pros

Easy

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5 stars

"Excellent Program"

October 23, 2007  |  By goaliejerry

 |  Version: Eraser 5.7

Pros

Don't let the inept reviewers below fool you. This is an excellent program. The person below who claimed they could recover files clearly didn't bother to check the contents of those files - they are filler, fakes, phoney baloney.

After Eraser wipes your hard-drive, it fills up all empty space with files that LOOK like real files, then erases them. That way, any spies will find "thousands" of files, but they are all non-sense, though they do look "official" and "real." When people give negative reviews to products they have no understanding of it gives a bad name to excellent products.

Cons

I get the message about access being denied too. Other than that, its perfect.

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4 stars

"A Great Free Little Program"

October 22, 2007  |  By miwi98

 |  Version: Eraser 5.7

Pros

I have been using this software since I had Win 98 and still using it with Win XP. I have shared this litltle software with many smal businesses in the Washington, DC area for some years. I am happy to find a free software, without spyware, that performs the way it should

Cons

I do not have a negative comment to make.

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4 stars

"Great program"

October 21, 2007  |  By shawn12901

 |  Version: Eraser 5.7

Pros

Eraser is a great program I have not experienced any problems. It works well with windows vista. Allows you to gain more free space than emptying the recycle bin alone.

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3 stars

"Help With Eraser"

October 16, 2007  |  By kcirtapyabes

 |  Version: Eraser 5.7

Pros

Works all right and is free.

Cons

When I erased unused disk space one day, besides the fact that it took a long long time, it actually added and took up more space on my HDD. I looked at my C:\ and found out that 5 more gb was stored on it somehow. Can I get help or any comments to why this is happening?

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5 stars

"Eraser "

October 05, 2007  |  By pappa_bear

 |  Version: Eraser 5.7

Pros

It completely erases any trace of previously deleted files and ease of use.

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1 stars

"WARNING!!! I was able to recover files after using eraser."

August 30, 2007  |  By gaspants

 |  Version: Eraser 5.7

Pros

I thought I liked it but now I'm not so sure...

Cons

I wanted to erase my c drives unused space so I can give my computer away with the os still intact. So I ran eraser twice, using its over-write 3 times facility. Then to test it I ran CIA Unerase. And I was able to recover THOUSANDS of intact files!!!

Seems like it doesnt work!!!

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4 stars

"Good tool"

August 30, 2007  |  By smolinskym

 |  Version: Eraser 5.7

Pros

Good easy to use tool

Cons

no current updates

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General
Publisher Heidi Computers
Publisher web site http://www.heidi.ie/
Release Date October 06, 2003
Date Added October 06, 2003
Version 5.7
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows(All)
Download Information
File Size 8.69MB
File Name Eraser 6.0.10.2620.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,205,867
Downloads Last Week 1,840
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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