HDShredder Free Edition

HDShredder Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.0
  • Total Downloads:
    5,069
  • Date Added:
    August 28, 2013
  • File Size:
    24.28MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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HDShredder from Miray Software is a disk cleaning utility that comes in five versions, each building upon the other's basic functionality with more features, capacity, or levels of security. We tested the Free version, which is more than adequate for most users' data removal needs. It offers secure high-speed deletion of entire hard drives or other storage media to the point that any data they contain is unrecoverable, independent of your operating system, file system, or partition layout. It also recognizes and deletes proprietary formatting that other cleaners often miss.

HDShredder Free downloads as a compressed file but installs cleanly and without issues or further nuisance. It opens with an attractive and fairly sparse dialog box that's typical of the cleaner genre, whether it's your hard disk, registry, or browser files it's cleaning. HDShredder Free essentially sheds most of the features and settings of its for-pay siblings, but its core functionality is the same. It's limited to security level 1 while the Enterprise version offers level 217, for instance, and while it recognizes and shows all supported drives, some less typical formats require more advanced versions. Nevertheless, HDShredder Free completely deleted our target files.

HDShredder Free is as capable and effective a disk cleaner as most users need. Since it's freeware, you have nothing to lose but the files you've already deleted. If you're selling, donating, or even throwing away an old computer or hard drive, run HDShredder on it first. Your security is no one's business but your own.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Wasn't what I thought it was."

January 21, 2010  |  By paanmc

 |  Version: HDShredder 3.6.4

Pros

Might be good as what it does, but was not what I was expecting. I wanted to wipe just free space on a disk, not the whole HDD, prior to donating an old Win95 machine (wanted to leave the OS on - although I'm not sure anyone would ever use it! ;-).

Cons

I had a problem creating the boot disk (I had thought worst case I'd go ahead and wipe the HDD, but ended up finding Active@KillDisk to do what I needed. Again, don't mean to knock this too much since I misunderstood what it's target market is.

Summary

I was using it for the wrong purpose, so it might be a great product. I can't really judge it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.0
NEW: Windows setup application +++ ENHANCED: updated driver base, extended device support +++ FIXED: Boot issues +++
General
Publisher Miray Software
Publisher web site http://www.miray.de
Release Date June 21, 2013
Date Added August 28, 2013
Version 4.0.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 24.28MB
File Name hdshredder.4.0.1.fe.en.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,069
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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