Hard Disk Scrubber

Hard Disk Scrubber

Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3
  • Total Downloads:
    33,983
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 08, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    481.47KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"Complete Junk. It does not work at all"

November 03, 2011  |  By flagstaff17

 |  Version: Hard Disk Scrubber 3.3

Pros

Absolutely nothing.

Cons

It is very nebulous loading. It takes a long time and does not tell you what it is doing. Finally I completed the set-up and ran it. I chose the drive letter that I want to scrub. I immediately get a pop-up window that says "Unhandled exception has occurred in your application . . . The system can not find the file specified." Huh? What does that mean. I click "Continue" but it does not do anything so I have to click "Quit". I try the set-up again and I have the option to "Repair" or "Remove" the MSDS. I click "Repair" and the program proceeds to do something and then declares the "Repair" done. I ran the program again but got the same result and same worthless pop-up message. The next time I ran the program I clicked "Remove" so it is now gone. And I only wasted two hours on this POS.

Summary

Total junk. Don;t waste your time. Find a real working disc scrubber program.

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4 stars

"Excellent product!"

October 29, 2010  |  By Captain-Smegma

 |  Version: Hard Disk Scrubber 3.3

Pros

It's very, very fast compared to all of the others I've tried. It's easily configurable, although you have to read the short user guide to get the best out of it. I love it.

Cons

Very little to complain about.

Summary

This program could be improved by including an explanation, (in the user guide), of the technique(s) the program uses to accomplish its aims. Having used other programs such as 'Window Washer', which was my preferred option until I got fed-up with the lack of support for Win7, I am faintlyaware that wiping a disc is not necessarily as simple as creating a huge file or files to match the amount free space available and then writing something to that file or files. From what I understand, there are a number of other steps needed to ensure all tracks of confidential data are destroyed. The trouble is, I cannot remember the details and I'd have liked some measure of confidence that these 'hidden tracks' are, in fact, deleted as well. One further thing I did find a pain, (which is unlikely to worry 99% of users), is that I could not be sure that the overwrite string I defined was actually used by the program, since my text was transformed to a series of '???' after I had written and saved it. This is a real shame and I'd have given 5* if this were not the case. Another is the fact that the elapsed time the program has been running is not displayed - an easy problem to fix, surely and one I'm surprised was omitted when the 'time-to-go' feature was added. Overall, a very, very good program and it beats all the others I've tried hands-down. Thank you to the company for making this available free and so easy to use.

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3 stars

"Installed but would not work"

September 12, 2010

 |  Version: Hard Disk Scrubber 3.3

Pros

Could not evaluate

Cons

could not evaluate

Summary

Installed on my 64 bit HP Laptop with Vista Ultimate but received an error when trying to open the program.

No problem uninstalling...

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4 stars

"Does what it says - very well."

August 10, 2010  |  By deanpark

 |  Version: Hard Disk Scrubber 3.3

Pros

Easy download, simple instructions, pretty quick (2h 45m for a 300 GB), superb customer email service.

Cons

The PDF instruction sheet should warn you to shut off your computer's power management before scrubbing, otherwise the scrub will "pause" on power shutdown, necessitating a complete restart. Apart from that - no problems.

Summary

See all the above.
Again - Very impressed with the email customer service...prompt, courteous, helpful...all on a hot summer Sunday in August!
Best of the 64 bit scrubber software to date.

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1 stars

"Win7: Install failed, evaluation required."

June 28, 2010  |  By stiefr

 |  Version: Hard Disk Scrubber 3.3

Pros

Unable to evaluate.

Cons

Unable to evaluate.

Summary

Unable to evaluate as it is not an approved product by MS. I'm running Win7 Ultimate 64 bit. Other versions may be different. I don't know.

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3 stars

"Works reasonably well but CC Cleaner is more effective"

April 11, 2010  |  By amarjitb

 |  Version: Hard Disk Scrubber 3.3

Pros

Works well when using the more detailed overwrite type of erase. Easy to use

Cons

Takes a long time . If using just the 'Normal' overwrite, not very effective.

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5 stars

"Success when everything else failed!"

April 06, 2010  |  By Watchman34

 |  Version: Hard Disk Scrubber 3.3

Pros

Faster than at least 10 different programs I've tried. Real time progress bars, simple to use, integrates into explorer....fast, fast, fast.

Cons

None at all

Summary

First off I have to admit to using a lot of software and never taking the time to write a review (shame on me), but this one was impressive and I think it deserves it.
I spent most of the morning trying different software to wipe a drive including a DBAN DOS run on a server. All failed or slated 10-20 hours for a 250GB drive. In a last ditch effort I tried this one. The time estimates were dead on. In less than a couple hours it completed with no errors. Simple to use and most of all.....fast, fast, fast! Hats off on this one.

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5 stars

"QUICKER THAN OTHERS I'VE USED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

March 06, 2010  |  By the_Gass

 |  Version: Hard Disk Scrubber 3.3

Pros

IT SEEMS TO BE THE QUICKEST ONE I'VE USED SO FAR, OF THE FREE ONES OFFERED ANYWERE. HOW QUICK IS IT ?? WILL I'M DOING A SUPER PASS SETUP THATS 5 PASSES ALL DIFFERENT AT NORMAL PRIORITY WORKING ON 134GB FREE SPACE

Cons

THAT I HAVE'NT FOUND IT SOONER...................

Summary

TRIED OTHERS AND JUST RAN THEM AT MINIMUM PASS AND IT TOOK FOREVER, DOUBLE DIGIT HOURS LIKE ADAY AND HALF. RAN FIVE PASSES ALL DIFFERENT AT NORMAL PRIORITY WITH DISK SCRUBBER 3.3 IN AN AFTERNOON ON 134GB FREE SPACE AND STILL BEING ABLE TO USE MY COMPUTER AS NORMAL - SURFING AND DOWNLOADING. BOTTOM LINE- YOU CANT GO WRONG HERE ....the_GASS.......

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3
Version 3.3 adds rough time estimate for job completion in all modes.
General
Publisher Summit Computer Networks
Publisher web site http://www.summitcn.com/
Release Date January 28, 2010
Date Added February 08, 2010
Version 3.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 481.47KB
File Name hdscrub33.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 33,983
Downloads Last Week 32
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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