Free File Shredder

Free File Shredder

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6.2
  • Total Downloads:
    21,312
  • Date Added:
    October 16, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    499
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 22

5 stars

"Feature-rich product"

September 25, 2014  |  By DrakeThelin11

 |  Version: Free File Shredder 5.5.2

Pros

He can customize the duplication, which is a good design, very practical.
It really is a sensible addition to your daily maintenance utility.

Cons

Nothing bad to point out.

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5 stars

"Simple, I will give my friend."

September 25, 2014  |  By MoraisBudden

 |  Version: Free File Shredder 5.5.2

Pros

This tool can quickly delete files covering the pseudo-random data.

Cons

None I could found yet.

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5 stars

"Not bad, so cool!"

September 18, 2014  |  By Dela_Garrity

 |  Version: Free File Shredder 5.5.2

Pros

This nice application shreds my documents just like a paper shredder would. I am quite satisfied with it.

Cons

Not any flaw had been found.

Summary

Good fileshredder application and it manages the job suggested by its name. I don't need to worry about anything about it.

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5 stars

"Very easy to use and very thorough."

September 17, 2014  |  By FromSivils

 |  Version: Free File Shredder 5.5.2

Pros

I've used it for 1 years. Pretty good system utility!!! Simple and efficient

Cons

Nothing. just download and use it.

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5 stars

"Easiest shredder I've ever used"

September 16, 2014  |  By KittredgeDubuque

 |  Version: Free File Shredder 5.5.2

Pros

I think this File shredder is better than other file shredder tool to remove important and useful data files or folders from hard disk.

Cons

Can't find any problem so far.

Summary

It works just the same as it is advised to do. I am very satisfied with the results and I will keep using it in the future.

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5 stars

"I like it I like it"

July 02, 2014  |  By SharkBanh

 |  Version: Free File Shredder 5.5.2

Pros

Easy to use, does what it should. Well supported .

Cons

Good as always

Summary

Fantastic product for any experience level!

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5 stars

"Excellent shareware product"

June 15, 2014  |  By NunoBooker

 |  Version: Free File Shredder 5.5.2

Pros

It uses very little resources - which is great;

Cons

None for the moment

Summary

Super, super, super! It is the best program

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5 stars

"Simple and efficient"

June 12, 2014  |  By SubShow

 |  Version: Free File Shredder 5.5.2

Pros

Very needful application for my computer.

Cons

I can honestly say none.

Summary

Very good and efficient

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5 stars

"Easy n efficient shredder."

June 05, 2014  |  By immigrantqhhs

 |  Version: Free File Shredder 5.5.2

Pros

Works fine to shred my docs. I even tried to recover them with a recovery tool but failed.

Cons

Has an extra tool but excludable.

Summary

This is 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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5 stars

"Easy n efficient shredder"

March 20, 2014  |  By edwina_edwina

 |  Version: Free File Shredder 5.4.6

Pros

Very simple to use. I can increase the repeat number. That's good.

Cons

Nothing to complain except for unchecking several unwanted options when install.

Summary

It works perfectly. I try to see whether it works as it says by using my high-priced recovery tool to restore the documents I've shredded, but retrieved nothing.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.6.2
Version 5.6.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher NITBits
Publisher web site http://www.wave-max.com
Release Date October 16, 2014
Date Added October 16, 2014
Version 5.6.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.46MB
File Name FreeFileShredder_CNET.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 21,312
Downloads Last Week 499
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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