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Lavasoft File Shredder

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  • Date Added:
    Jul. 06, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


Lavasoft File Shredder shreds temporary files and removes browsing histories. It worked fast to get our computer in tip-top shape.

The interface is simple, but very professional. There appears to be a Help tab on the right side of the window, but its not activated. Thankfully it's not necessary because the program is very intuitive, and it walks you through each process. The list of buttons on the left side of the screen lets you pick the files and folders that you want to shred. When we chose to shred our temporary Internet files, a list of the available files popped up and we had the choice of three shredding algorithms--HMG Infosec, DOD (Department of Defense), or the US Army. Considering how many temporary Internet files we had (were talking more than 4,000), the program was quick to clear our computer. We were able to view the log of shredded items via the Settings menu.

We appreciate that there aren't any limitations during the trial that prevent you from taking full advantage of the program. The 30-day trial is more than enough time to learn the ins and outs of the program. This programs great design makes it suitable for users of all skill levels.

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User Reviews

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3 stars

"Great IF it works but beware if it doesn't"

August 29, 2015  |  By Caribmark

 |  Version: Lavasoft File Shredder


Fast complete wiping when working


Runtime errors and shady customer assistance when there are problems


I bought this with a 3 year license and it was working great. A need to do a recovery deleted the program so I contacted Lavasoft on the phone for assistance to re-install for the balance of my subscription. They did a remote takeover to re-install it then gave me the old scam "we notice there are other issues with your PC and we can help you fix these". I declined and ended up with a bunch of malware and a program that continually has a runtime error. It's now useless and I certainly am not going to let them in my PC to "fix it".

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1 stars

"so useless it didnt run...typical from lavasoft"

July 12, 2015  |  By lethal57

 |  Version: Lavasoft File Shredder


didnt get a chance to find any


as soon as i installed it, it demanded a subscription be paid....which is strange as i have never used this before


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5 stars


May 03, 2010  |  By damen1005

 |  Version: Lavasoft File Shredder


Very Cheap for what it does . If you do it right you can shred a whole drive . . Check out the number of passes . More passes possible than any other Shredder that I have found . I bought the 3 yr package . I use it daily .


You would have to be patience shredding on a low speed computer . Try the Free 30 day download and see how it works for you


More passes possible than any other Shredder that I have Referenced and used .

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher Lavasoft
Publisher web site
Release Date June 30, 2009
Date Added July 06, 2009
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.02MB
File Name LavasoftFileShredder.exe
Total Downloads 12,662
Downloads Last Week 3
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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