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Free File Shredder


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    Nov. 10, 2015
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Don't rely on Windows to delete your files; use a secure deletion tool like NITBits Free File Shredder instead. Free File Shredder's three levels all delete files and folders more securely than Windows does. It empties the Recycle Bin securely, too. Free File Shredder deletes batches of files and records its actions (including any messages) in a log file you can save. Although Free File Shredder is extremely easy to use, it includes a full Help file with tutorials. Free File Shredder runs in most Windows systems, from 2000 to 8; we ran the latest release, v5.4.1, in 64-bit Windows 7.

Free File Shredder's streamlined dialog-style user interface offers clear explanations at each step, starting with a Welcome page, offering to delete files or folders or empty the Recycle Bin. We could browse or drag and drop to add files. We started with a file: a GIF wallpaper image. Free File Shredder's three delete methods are: 1) Quick delete, which overwrites files with pseudo-random data; 2) DoD 5220.22-M secure deletion; and 3) Gutmann method secure deletion. We could also specify number of passes. The Gutmann method is very thorough but slow; but our file was small, so we selected it. Free File Shredder deleted the file almost instantaneously, so we moved on to a 41MB WAV. Our concerns were unfounded since Free File Shredder took about 17 seconds to overwrite the file. Clicking "Save As" saved the job's log as a text file. Free File Shredder also empties the Recycle Bin as easily as Windows does, only with the same secure methods it uses to delete files and folders.

Free File Shredder strikes a happy balance between options and ease of use without compromising performance or security. It's a wise addition to your regular maintenance utilities.

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5 stars

"Awesome piece of software"

November 25, 2015  |  By Dela_Garrity

2015-11-25 01:19:11  |  By Dela_Garrity

 |  Version: Free File Shredder 7.8.6


Very simple to use. I can increase the repeat times as many as I want. That's amazing.


I can only say nothing's bad.


A super easy file shredder and provides 3 types of shredding: files, folders and stuff in trash can. Works like a wizard. My father needs to use this kind of app occassionally and I think this one would work out for anyone inexperienced.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.8.6
Version 7.8.6 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher NITBits
Publisher web site
Release Date November 09, 2015
Date Added November 10, 2015
Version 7.8.6
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.44MB
File Name FreeFileShredder-CNET.exe
Total Downloads 63,957
Downloads Last Week 700
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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