Secure Eraser

Secure Eraser

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.300
  • Total Downloads:
    12,213
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 13, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    31
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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If you need sensitive data deleted without a trace, look no further than this easy to use application.

Secure Eraser has a colorful interface with three main tabs any user can understand. The program features include secure file and folder deletion, system cleaning, and Registry cleaning. The Secure File Deletion tab is fairly self-explanatory, as it simply deletes user-designated files and folders after overwriting the original file with random data. These deleted files and folders are completely erased and not just sent to the Recycle Bin. System Cleaning allows users to clear up temporary files, Internet Explorer settings, and the Recycle Bin all with a click of a button, but the process wasn't as quick as other tools. Registry Cleaning, on the other hand, is quick and simple. Users can choose which types of Registry entries they want scanned, results appear almost immediately, and deletion is a quick button push away.

Anyone looking for an all-in-one system cleaner can have faith that Secure Eraser will get the job done, even if it's not exactly the fastest program out there in cleaning some areas.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"GREAT software....."

September 23, 2013  |  By melen001

 |  Version: Secure Eraser 4.201

Pros

Very easy to use. Can erase Recycle Bin. Current version 4.201 is updated and has all the available options and no more "nagware". It's free for private use. Has a nice GUI and straight forward, even the novice can understand. Highly recommended.

Cons

Maybe a little slow but nothing serious. What can you really do with a second if you know what I mean.

Summary

Good app, easy, has useful options, erases Recycle Bin, no more "nagware"

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3 stars

"Nag, nag, nag"

February 09, 2011  |  By issachar1992

 |  Version: Secure Eraser 3.300

Pros

works well, does what it says

Cons

nag screen to buy pro version will dirve you crazy. When you say ok to consider buying, it takes you to a screen written in german. Don't read german Too bad, so sad, no buy.

Summary

Needs work to be livable. Not really free, but free to try if you can live with the nag screens and read german if you want to buy.

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3 stars

"Works ok. Nagware."

September 09, 2010  |  By huntm856

 |  Version: Secure Eraser 3.202

Pros

Seems to work OK.

Cons

Is not freeware but is nagware. Pops up a big annoying nag screen everytime you use it unless you pay them for the 'pro' version.

Summary

Because it MOST ANNOYING nagware, I wouldn't recommend. I realize people have to get paid, but it's *REALLY* annoying. And I blame cnet as much as the vendor -- I probably wouldn't have been so annoyed had I been told it was nagware.

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3 stars

"v3.202 works, but the free version is annoying"

July 22, 2010  |  By Eric_Christenson

 |  Version: Secure Eraser 3.202

Pros

Seems to do the job it is supposed to.

Cons

High-standard (Peter Gutman) erase is slow, 35x re-write clearly stresses disk speed.
Seems to have problems in default setup on large numbers of files.
Pop-Up "Buy Me!" that holds for 10 seconds in free version is annoying.

Summary

I'm doing file erasure (coupled with synchronization and encryption) of confidential data in case my laptop gets lost or stolen to prevent casual retrieval of the data.

The menus are pretty straightforward, but on my Win XP laptop using NTFS, wiping a large (thousands of files,about 5 Gig, taking hours) archive runs into a lot of "Folder could not be deleted" (Abort, Retry, Ignore) errors. At a miimum, the program needs an "Ignore all" button; ideally, it just logs its errors and continues. If this message arises due to a hardware problem, that possibility needs to be mentioned.

I expect this program will disappear into the background after a few days of initialization.

Can't really complain about the "DATEIEN" germanism that didn't quite make it into the english translation above "File Deletion".

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1 stars

"Don't waste your time with this app"

March 15, 2010  |  By deadlinedesign

 |  Version: Secure Eraser 2.2 SE

Pros

It's free and that's about all I can say positive.

Cons

For starters the app is only part usable as a free version thus restricting many features. There is no right click erase option available and it's not worth the space it takes up on your drive. Keep looking Windows 7 users for this isn't the one!

Summary

Keep looking for this isn't the one!

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3 stars

"normal erase functions as well as shred recycle bin"

November 07, 2009  |  By downONu

 |  Version: Secure Eraser 2.2 SE

Pros

Its ablility to shred Recycle Bin not found in most other freeware

Cons

Limited choices on type of shredding compared to other programs

Summary

Useful for shredding Recycle Bin which most similar programs will not

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5 stars

"genuine privacy, safe from sly snoopers. peace of mind."

September 17, 2008  |  By skdaman

 |  Version: Secure Eraser 2.2 SE

Pros

prevents sly snoopers. secure peace of mind.

Cons

do not yet have enough experience.

Summary

I do not yet have enough experience to criticise.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ASCOMP
Publisher web site https://www.ascomp.de
Release Date July 13, 2015
Date Added July 13, 2015
Version 4.300
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.46MB
File Name sEraser.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,213
Downloads Last Week 31
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Freeware for private purposes
Price Free

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