R-Wipe&Clean

R-Wipe&Clean


Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 72 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
10.3
File Size:
5.07MB
Date Added:
July 06, 2014
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $28.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
426,986
Downloads Last Week:
74
Additional Requirements:
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  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 72 votes

    • 5 star: 40
    • 4 star: 10
    • 3 star: 9
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 11
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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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