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  • 5.0 stars

    "I wouldn't be without this!"

    August 12, 2007  |   By raynathompson

    Version: Eraser 5.7

    Pros

    I use this software to clean up old hard drives on used machines. It is absolutely indispensable. It's also great to REALLY delete your recycle bin files.

    Cons

    I don't much care for the background erasing feature. It seems to use up too much cpu while I'm working. On the other hand, I just run it occasionally on the blank space; works fairly fast when left alone.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "not keeping up with unerasers"

    July 29, 2007  |   By wayne_rogers

    Version: Eraser 5.7

    Cons

    was able to retreive files maybe not deleted by eraser but on the harddisk nontheless all 20000.....was able to see thumbnails of jpgs and all... waste of time

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Clear interface, good erasing capabilities"

    July 23, 2007  |   By chas108

    Version: Eraser 5.7

    Pros

    The set-up for this program went very quickly and smoothly. It has a simple, clearly designed interface that allows for one-time erasing operations as well as scheduled, repeating operations. The task interface allows you to specify an entire drive, a folder with subfolders, or individual files for the task to operate on.

    Speed is also good. I gave up on trying to use Norton Utilities Wipe Info after it took almost an hour to securely write over only 1% of my 40GB hard drive. Using Eraser's pseudo-random byte generator, I was able to do a single pass on the same 40GB drive in 95 minutes. I'm in the process of running the DoD 3-pass erase, which is going at a slower pace, but still a heck of a lot faster than Norton.

    The help files are well-written, including a useful glossary of terms, in case you don't know what a "cluster tip" is, etc. There's even a section that gives detailed theoretical background about secure deletion procedures, in case you're interested.

    I can recommend this program without hesitation for anyone who wants a simple interface and easy, flexible procedures for secure deletion of data. By the way, at least one other review mentions "encryption" as a feature of this program. This is NOT an encryption program, so don't go looking for that in the menus.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good File and Folder Shredder"

    July 16, 2007  |   By Baldy2

    Version: Eraser 5.7

    Pros

    Does what I want it to do. Plus it's Free

    Cons

    None at this time

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  • 1.0 stars

    "More Up-to-date Version At Publisher's Site"

    June 22, 2007  |   By 1consultant1

    Version: Eraser 5.7

    Cons

    Version 5.82 at Heidi is newer that the 5.7 "update" at Cnet's Download.com

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Froze PC; wiped out browser config"

    June 16, 2007  |   By hatesfandango

    Version: Eraser 5.7

    Pros

    Not much. I uninstalled it after 2-3 hours.

    Cons

    As a couple of other reviewers said, eraser caused my Vista PC to hang. I had to pull the power cord to recover, because I could not never get Task Manager to run.

    Also, eraser wiped out my Maxthon browser configuration.

    Annoying.

    This software appears to be of early Beta quality, based on my experience and the experiences of others posting their experiences here.

    Too bad.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Got "Access to c:\Program Files\eraser\Default.ers denied" every time I rebooted"

    June 16, 2007  |   By reviewboy69

    Version: Eraser 5.7

    Pros

    Features seem good.

    Cons

    Within hours of installing eraser, I got the error message each time I did a shutdown or reboot:

    "Access to c:\Program Files\eraser\Default.ers denied"

    requiring me to have to click on a Windows dialog box in order to complete the shutdown.

    Disappointing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing!!!!"

    June 13, 2007  |   By danny_boy1953

    Version: Eraser 5.7

    Pros

    This tool does exactly what it is designed to do................"ERASE". And.............IT'S FREE!!!!! Simply amazing!!! Do not pass this one up.................a great privacy/security tool!!!!

    Cons

    So far...............I have found nothing that I dislike about this product. Easy to use.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does the job!"

    June 6, 2007  |   By gardnt

    Version: Eraser 5.7

    Pros

    Easy to use. Lot of versatility

    Cons

    When using on the C: drive. I keep getting a "Full disk" message and that the program could not clean the unused disk space area. Not sure what that's all about.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not the greatest software. Let me explain why..."

    May 16, 2007  |   By YousafMS

    Version: Eraser 5.7

    Pros

    - Easy to use

    - Free (Can't argue with that!)

    - Great protection (or so I'm told - see my "CONS" section for further info.

    Cons

    - GUI interface not all that friendly (fortnately it's not that hard to figure out)

    - VERY slow.

    - On my 300 GB external drive the software would CONSTANTLY produce an error message indicating something to the effect of the program having failed. I think the software has some sort of a glitch/limitation on how big a drive it can handle. After completing about 25% of cleaning my drive it would halt with the error message. Then when I'd resume the same action, it would start at 25% again (so it would appear it's picking up from where it left off before the application halted). But that raises the question...is it really picking up from where it last left off? Is this a compromise in the true level of security? Perhaps it's just a glitch and says 25% completed when in fact it's started back at 0%. It would be nice if the application gave me a message to indicate that despite halting earlier, the program did NOT discard the first 25% and would now resume from that point.

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