Download.com
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 10 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.1
  • Total Downloads:
    33,594
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 20, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    66
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

+

While the built-in Empty Trash function on a Mac provides a strong level of security, Permanent Eraser for Mac uses the Gutmann encryption method, which is five times more powerful, to accomplish the most secure removal of information from your system.

Downloading and installing Permanent Eraser for Mac takes a couple of seconds. Simply drag the app to your Applications folder and double-click on its icon to start it, instantly. There's not really a user interface, but the app will pop up a warning window asking you if you're sure you want to erase the contents of your trash. During testing, we had around 440MB worth of trash to delete, and the app took around a minute to complete the process. This is not as fast as emptying the trash the traditional way, but if you need it gone for good, it's worth the wait. In the General Preference pane, you can set the erasing level for files as well as for CDs and DVDs. You can also check the options to play sounds and display a warning before erasing occurs. In the Plug-Ins Preference pane you can check the option to install the contextual plug-in, which will enable you to delete a specific file by right-clicking on it.

This product would be very useful for someone who deals with a large volume of secure documents that need to be permanently removed from a computer. For the average user, who is merely deleting harmless documents, the program may seem a bit slow.

 
read more +
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 2.7.1
  • Added German localization for the Mac OS X Leopard contextual menu plug-in.
  • Default erasing pattern set to 7-pass DoD method.
  • Tested and verified for macOS Sierra.
General
Publisher Edenwaith
Publisher web site http://www.edenwaith.com/
Release Date December 20, 2016
Date Added December 20, 2016
Version 2.7.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6 Intel/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.1MB
File Name permanenteraser.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 33,594
Downloads Last Week 66
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Report a problem
 
read more +