R-Wipe&Clean

R-Wipe&Clean

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 72 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.3
  • Total Downloads:
    427,813
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 06, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $28.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    5.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    61
  • Platform:
    Windows

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2 stars

"Nice interface, but slow..."

October 07, 2013  |  By dewul

 |  Version: R-Wipe&Clean 9.9 build 1839

Pros

It has a nice interface and the ad-hoc wiping of a file (using the context menu) is fairly fast.
Quick replies from the R-TT Support team, even in weekends, which is exceptional.

Cons

In my opinion "Creating a task" is pretty confusing.
However, that aside, THE big issue is "Wiping Free Space": R-Wipe & Clean will create a temporary file, which will, in the course of the process use up -all- available free space on a givenn drive.
Meaning, for example, wiping free space of a 1TB drive, being filled with with 500GB of data, R-Wipe & Clean will create a temporary file of 500GB, resulting in a 'Full Disk"-error when trying to write anything to that drive.
It is not possible to assign a fixed space (e.g. a max of 100GB) for the temporary drive.
Also, the -Removing temporary files- takes ages! It is better to use Explorer to delete the temporary file.
Example: it took 1 hour for R-Wipe & Clean to remove abt 0,5GB(!) of the ... 550GB temporary file, i.e. if this would go on in the space pace, it would take 1100 hours (45 days).

Summary

ood interface, fine for the single ad-hoc wiping of file. Fast support-replies.
However, donot try wiping free space.
Currently I am using BCWipe v6 (sofar, regretfully, not reviewed by CNet) that I think has a number of advantages over R-Wipe & Clean, like a faster wipe free space operation (because of its NEW reserved space manager), avoiding low disk space, a faster MFT wiping, it can wipe directory slack space on ntfs drives and temporary data stored in ntfs log file andalso has a 'Transparent Wiping'-feature. When activated, this will intercept all 'delete' commands and securely wipes the data files. Running wipe free space and/or wipe temporary files are not necessary anymore.

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1 stars

"Buyers beware. Software leaves back door for hackers."

August 09, 2012  |  By sanderjds

 |  Version: R-Wipe and Clean 9.7 build 1827

Pros

No positive comments

Cons

After installation software leaves back door for hacker. Buyers beware.

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5 stars

"Much Better than others"

February 01, 2012  |  By BsR126

 |  Version: R-Wipe and Clean 9.7 build 1817

Pros

I have been using it for quite sometimes now and I find it really good. The best part of it is the ability to erase software traces and also the "index.dat" files.

Cons

none so far

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2 stars

"2 slow,2 use,"

January 28, 2012  |  By jroadrunner1

 |  Version: R-Wipe and Clean 9.7 build 1817

Pros

great 4 techs.

Cons

not free. trial,is complicated 4 novices.

Summary

prefer c-cleaner.

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4 stars

"GREAT PRODUCT IF A LITTLE SLOW"

November 02, 2011  |  By shark1962

 |  Version: R-Wipe and Clean 9.6 build 1797

Pros

completley wipes all rubbish ,does exactly what it says on the tin

Cons

takes forever when you use a a high number of passes..

Summary

good product

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5 stars

"Excellent Product"

October 21, 2011  |  By jamest1945

 |  Version: R-Wipe and Clean 9.6 build 1796

Pros

This was my first time using this type of software and a free one at that. It took it about 4 hours to complete it's job. No problems were encountered.

Cons

None were seen.

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5 stars

"Very easy to use"

April 29, 2011  |  By dc1962

 |  Version: R-Wipe and Clean 9.3 build 1643

Pros

shred on the right click

Cons

3 clicks to shred

Summary

great over all

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5 stars

"Easy to use and functional"

February 03, 2011  |  By Mike Cogswell

 |  Version: R-Wipe and Clean 9.3 build 1639

Pros

Simple to install and run and it works.

Cons

The user interface is a little poky / un-natural for my liking but I am a software developer in a different category of software so it may just be personal preference.

Summary

I reviewed the 9.0 release of this software and only gave it three stars since it took so long to scrub my machine (I think it was something like 11 hours), but since writing that review I found that I had problems with the RAID0 setup on my computer that was severely degrading disk performance. Now I can safely say the performance issue was hardware and not software. R-Wipe & Clean is a good solution for you if you need to clean a machine (for example to get rid of data before you return a loan laptop) of un-wanted bits. I've verfied that it works using other 3rd party file recovery software. I run R-Wipe and Clean on a Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) box, with RAID0. I recommend it as a capable application that does what it says it does and is well worth the money, especially since dot releases (e.g., 9.0, 9.1, 9.2 etc) are included in the original purchase price. I was lucky to buy at version 9.0.

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1 stars

"Did something very strange to my computer"

December 25, 2010  |  By haltny

 |  Version: R-Wipe and Clean 9.2 build 1628

Pros

I cannot think of any

Cons

After deleting selected files it asked me to restart which I did, once I had I logged in as usual but the screen was black and I could do nothing at all. After several restarts I had to do a full system restore which worked, thank god.

Summary

After deleting selected files it asked me to restart which I did, once I had I logged in as usual but the screen was black and I could do nothing at all. After several restarts I had to do a full system restore which worked, thank god. I emailed the publisher who replied very promptly saying that the programme could not have caused the fault, however, my Dell has always worked perfectly up until this point and it seems too much of a coincidence that it should decide to do it once I restart. I wont be using the programme again just to be on the safe side..

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5 stars

"Never Pay For Software!"

September 11, 2010  |  By Several9920

 |  Version: R-Wipe & Clean 9.0 build 1595

Pros

This program is great, But stick with freeware!

Cons

It shouldn't cost you any money to clean your computer, I hate trialware!

Summary

R-Wipe & Clean is an excellent software, But there are still freeware cleaners that do a pretty decent job as well so why pay? CCleaner, ATF Cleaner are both still free to use. Call me a tightwad or a cheapskate i don't care i just refuse to pay for software these days, In past times i would pay for software only to find out months later there was free programs that did the samething. After spending 40-60 bucks on firewalls, antivirus, registry cleaners etc. You learn after a while to save your money. I do understand though that software companies have to make their money, But not off of me won't.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.3
New applications are added to Application Traces. Some other improvements.
General
Publisher R-tools Technology
Publisher web site http://www.r-tt.com/
Release Date June 03, 2014
Date Added July 06, 2014
Version 10.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.07MB
File Name rwc_en_10.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 427,813
Downloads Last Week 61
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $28.99

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